564Offering the user up-to-date coverage of today's Chinese and English. Clear layout and presentation of information makes it ideal for all learners of both languages, for study, business and pleasure. Designed for those studying both English and Chinese, whether at school, for work or for travel, this is the ideal text for anyone who needs reliable information in a handy, portable format. -Offers up-to-date coverage of Chinese and English, with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation. -Help with the pronunciation of Chinese words, the dictionary includes pinyin for all Chinese headwords, translations, phrases and examples. Pinyin is the official phonetic system for transcribing Chinese characters into the Roman alphabet, and is accepted in all Chinese-speaking countries. - In addition, the dictionary also includes both simplified and traditional or complex Chinese characters. Simplified characters are generally used in mainland China and Singapore, while traditional characters are mainly used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. - The radical index is a clear guide to looking up Chinese characters, helping the user to navigate the dictionary and find Chinese characters without knowing their pronunciation.o A practical supplement covers correspondence in Chinese and English, including sample letters, emails and CVs. 3-е издание.
For upper-intermediate to advanced learners of English Ideal for IELTS, ВЕС, and Cambridge English: First, Advanced, and Proficiency exam preparation. With clear definitions and over 140,000 words, phrases, meanings, and examples, plus hundreds of pictures and illustrations, this dictionary is perfect as a reference tool and as a study companion. Informed by the Cambridge International Corpus and correlated to English Vocabulary Profile, it is also perfect for exam preparation. The CD-ROM contains the complete dictionary and recordings in British and American English. - NEW! Focus on Writing section deals with all the essential aspects of academic, formal, and informal writing. - NEW! Up-to-date vocabulary includes words from the areas of technology, media, language, society, and lifestyle, plus important words for academic study. - Learner error information shows the most common errors made by learners of English, so that you can avoid making the same mistakes. Ш English Vocabulary Profile correlation shows which words and meanings are known by learners at what level, so you can prioritize your vocabulary learning. 4-е издание.
An ideal introduction to A to Z dictionaries for children aged 4 and above. The definitions use simple, full sentences that reflect the child's experience of the world, and the colourful illustrations help to make learning easy, memorable and fun. Collins First Dictionary offers help to children in learning the alphabet, English spelling, and the basic meanings of everyday words. With the alphabet at the edge of every page, and each letter a different colour, it is easy for children to learn how to recognise different letters, look up words and find out how to spell them. The illustrations make the dictionary look fun and appealing, making it easier for children to understand what words mean, while example sentences show how the words can be used. The simple grammatical labels provided introduce children to different types of English words. Simple, fun and easy-to-use, this is the perfect for any child's first school dictionary.
For children aged 6 and over, this best-selling illustrated dictionary contains full sentence definitions and child-friendly example sentences, along with beautiful colourful illustrations and photographs, colour headwords and an A-Z on every page. Collins Junior Illustrated Dictionary has been especially written to support the needs of children aged 6 to 8. It introduces key dictionary features such as parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) and other forms of a word, for example plurals or past tense of a verb. The clear and spacious layout, guide words at the top of each page plus the A-Z 'tab' index on each page ensure that the dictionary is child-friendly. Bright, colourful illustrations and photographs support language learning and make it fun. Full sentence definitions and example sentences show the headword used in a context familiar to children. The Collins Word Wizard supplement gives extra help with vocabulary through illustrated word topic pages, and support for writing including grammar, punctuation and spelling tips. 2-е издание.
Collins Maths Dictionary is a clear practical dictionary which can help you understand the meanings of over 375 Maths words. Find it fast Colour headwords, an A-Z on every page and a full index make it easy to find the right Maths word Get it right Clear accessible explanations increase your understanding Feel confident Illustrations and diagrams give extra clarity and information Do more Extra material include help yourself activities and tests for even more support
Twenty years in print, "The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers" contains around 750 entries offering detailed information on every important graphic designer, movement, agency, practice and publication from 1840 up to the present day. The dictionary gives clear and accessible definitions, from technical minutiae of typography to computer-aided design and printing. Cross-references make navigating between entries simple. The endmatter contains a handy bibliography of key texts and recommended reading, as well as a timeline that puts the most influential individuals, developments and movements in chronological order. This third edition contains over 200 new, updated or expanded entries (as well as 45 new illustrations, 22 in colour) on the latest designers, terms and influences; content that ranges from Adobe InDesign to Manga, and from Chip Kidd to Marian Bantjes. Redesigned and re-typeset throughout, the book remains an indispensable reference tool to all students and practitioners of graphic design.
Wherever you go in the English-speaking world, there are linguistic riches from times past awaiting rediscovery. All you have to do is choose a location, find some old documents, and dig a little. In The Disappearing Dictionary, linguistics expert Professor David Crystal collects together delightful dialect words that either provide an insight into an older way of life, or simply have an irresistible phonetic appeal. Like a mirror image of The Meaning of Liff that just happens to be true, The Disappearing Dictionary unearths some lovely old gems of the English language, dusts them down and makes them live again for a new generation.
Poor little Maggie and her mum have very little to eat, but one day a kind old woman gives her a magic pot which cooks lots of delicious soup whenever they say the magic words! But one day Maggie's mum forgets the magic words to stop the pot, and it cooks and cooks and cooks... Beautiful illustrations captivate the imagination and make understanding easy Simple, repetitive language will soon have children memorising the story Games and language activities make practising English fun A picture dictionary encourages vocabulary acquisition