World Dictionary of Foreign Expressions : A Resource for Readers and Writers

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Authors: Kofi Acquah-Dadzi, Gabriele G. Adeleye   Editors: Thomas J. Sienkewicz, James T. McDonough, Jr.
Product Code: 4223
ISBN: 978-0-86516-422-2
Pages: 440
Availability: In stock.
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The World Dictionary of Foreign Expressions is an excellent resource for those who encounter the foreign words and phrases that permeate spoken and written English and seek a fuller understanding of them. It contains abbreviations, single words, and phrases from a wealth of languages including: Afrikaans, Arabic, Aramaic, Chinese, Dutch, French, Greek, German, Italian, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Inuit, Japanese, Latin, Persian, Portuguese, Provencal, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, Turkish, and Yiddish.


No other resource available contains such a wealth of expressions or such detailed explication from such a wide variety of ancient and modern languages.


Special Features

  • Identification of the language of origin and a polished translation for each expression
  • Literal word-by-word explication of each entry
  • Models for proper usage through quotations from recent scholarship or journalism
  • Easy-to-follow format that's gentle on the eyes

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Review by: H. Wilson, Amazon.com - June 7, 2009
A literate person needs to both understand and use expressions from other languages. This is a good tool to help you do so.
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