Streetwise French Dictionary/thesaurus

Streetwise French Dictionary/thesaurus

Author: Ian Pickup

Publisher: Contemporary Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110277592

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 274

View: 190

Get eBOOK →
2,000 "streetwise" expressions put the fun into learning French The student of French who is cbl (cabled--switched on) will be aux ange (with the angels--over the moon) to discover this fascinating compendium of 2,000 current French colloquial expressions and slang. It features a wealth of exercises and examples as well as tips on where and when to use or not use certain expressions. It all adds up to a rare language tool: one that entertains as it expands vocabulary. Peppered with humorous illustrations by the French illustrator Luc Nisset-Raidon. Thirty-four A-to-Z categories and 130 subcategories with 2,000 terms and expressions, for example: Animals--cats, dogs, farmyard animals, wild animals, insects Business--banking, business titles, buying and selling, making a deal Clothes--fashion models, shoes, sportswear, underwear, vacation clothes Discourse, conversations--complaining, greetings, interrupting, saying good-bye

Bilingual Thematic Dictionaries

Bilingual Thematic Dictionaries

Author: Martin Stark

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110258899

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 497

View: 743

Get eBOOK →
This book is concerned with bilingual thematic dictionaries (BTDs). The three chief aims of the research project are: 1) to identify the characteristic features of the bilingual thematic dictionary, 2) to gauge its usefulness, and 3) to make suggestions as to how it could be improved. Various approaches are adopted in order to reveal the nature of the BTD. The typological approach considers the lexicographic genres (bilingual, thematic, and pedagogical) which have been combined to create this hybrid reference work. Particular attention is paid to the BTD's immediate forerunner and closest lexicographic relative: the monolingual thematic learner's dictionary. Detailed textual analyses of contemporary thematic dictionaries identify the characteristic features of the macrostructure, microstructure, and other components from a structural perspective. In order to evaluate the usefulness of the BTD features identified, the textual analyses are supplemented by three pieces of user research involving a questionnaire (to elicit learners' opinions), a test (on the effectiveness of the access structure), and an experiment (to discover how a learner uses a BTD).

Streetwise Spanish Dictionary/Thesaurus

Streetwise Spanish Dictionary/Thesaurus

Author: Mary McVey Gill

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110441529

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 341

View: 311

Get eBOOK →
Presents a listing of five thousand idiomatic terms and slang expressions in Spanish, grouped alphabetically within more than 150 thematic categories; each with an English translation and example sentence.

I'm Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World

I'm Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World

Author: Jag Bhalla

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426205309

Category: Reference

Page: 276

View: 122

Get eBOOK →
"I’m not hanging noodles on your ears." In Moscow, this curious, engagingly colorful assertion is common parlance, but unless you’re Russian your reaction is probably "Say what?" The same idea in English is equally odd: "I’m not pulling your leg." Both mean: Believe me. As author Jag Bhalla demonstrates, these amusing, often hilarious phrases provide a unique perspective on how different cultures perceive and describe the world. Organized by theme—food, love, romance, and many more—they embody cultural traditions and attitudes, capture linguistic nuance, and shed fascinating light on "the whole ball of wax." For example, when English-speakers are hard at work, we’re "nose to the grindstone," but industrious Chinese toil "with liver and brains spilled on the ground" and busy Indians have "no time to die." If you’re already fluent in 10 languages, you probably won’t need this book, but you’ll "get a kick out of it" anyhow; for the rest of us, it’s a must. Either way, this surprising, often thought-provoking little tome is gift-friendly in appearance, a perfect impulse buy for word lovers, travelers, and anyone else who enjoys looking at life in a riotous, unusual way. And we’re not hanging noodles from your ear.

Street French Slang Dictionary & Thesaurus

Street French Slang Dictionary & Thesaurus

Author: David Burke

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471168068

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 973

Get eBOOK →
If a French native told you that the new movie is a "turnip" (un navet), should you go see it? Or if a passerby calls you a "sausage" (une andouille), should you respond by saying thank you? The answer to both questions is an indisputable, "No!" But how would a nonnative speaker know this? Thanks to David Burke's newest book, there's no need "to hit your biscuit" (se frapper le biscuit; "to worry") any longer! The Street French Slang Dictionary & Thesaurus offers English equivalents and usage tips for over one thousand French terms, including slang words, idioms, proverbs, colloquialisms, and vulgarities. It also offers an extensive thesaurus featuring over one thousand French slang synonyms for common English words and phrases -- all destined to make you feel like an insider in no time.

The Streetwise Guide to PCs

The Streetwise Guide to PCs

Author: Marty Jerome

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: PSU:000020719197

Category: Computers

Page: 230

View: 426

Get eBOOK →
Two editors of PC/Computing magazine show readers how to choose and buy personal computers wisely by recognizing the hype and fraud behind many bargains, negotiating a deal, getting more from salespeople, and fighting back. Original.

Chevato

Chevato

Author: William Chebahtah

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803210974

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 293

View: 780

Get eBOOK →
Here is the oral history of the Apache warrior Chevato, who captured eleven-year-old Herman Lehmann from his Texas homestead in May 1870. Lehmann called him ?Bill Chiwat? and referred to him as both his captor and his friend. Chevato provides a Native American point of view on both the Apache and Comanche capture of children and specifics regarding the captivity of Lehmann known only to the Apache participants. Yet the capture of Lehmann was only one episode in Chevato?s life. ø Born in Mexico, Chevato was a Lipan Apache whose parents had been killed in a massacre by Mexican troops. He and his siblings fled across the Rio Grande and were taken in by the Mescalero Apaches of New Mexico. Chevato became a shaman and was responsible for introducing the Lipan form of the peyote ritual to both the Mescalero Apaches and later to the Comanches and the Kiowas. He went on to become one of the founders of the Native American Church in Oklahoma. ø The story of Chevato reveals important details regarding Lipan Apache shamanism and the origin and spread of the type of peyote rituals practiced today in the Native American community. This book also provides a rare glimpse into Lipan and Mescalero Apache life in the late nineteenth century, when the Lipans faced annihilation and the Mescaleros faced the reservation.