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Barron s German English Dictionary

"100,000 words, phrases & examples presented in two sections: American-style English to German, German to English" -- Front cover.

Barron s German English Dictionary

"100,000 words, phrases & examples presented in two sections: American-style English to German, German to English" -- Front cover.

Scapegoats Shambles and Shibboleths

Wonderful words and fascinating phrases you never knew came from the Bible.

Scapegoats  Shambles and Shibboleths

'The fruit of his labours', Martin Manser's SCAPEGOATS, SHAMBLES AND SHIBBOLETHS is a delightful book for all who adore the English language. 'In the twinkling of an eye' we learn that many of our most familiar phrases are taken straight from the King James Version of the Bible. Far from being 'holier than thou', it seems we quote from the Bible without even realising! Martin Manser explains in detail what it is to be 'the apple of someone's eye' ... 'No modern physiology book would put it like this, but in the past the pupil of the eye was referred to as "the apple". After all, it was shaped like one. In addition, because it was recognised to be the most important part of the eye it was a symbol for all things precious. The most valuable part of a highly valued organ of the body. Dotted around the Bible the phrase therefore represents anything that is of great worth - whether it is the law of God in Proverbs 7 v 2, the people of Israel found and nurtured in the desert or as an individual on the receiving end of divine care.' A quirky present, SCAPEGOATS SHAMBLES AND SHIBBOLETHS will amuse and entertain as well as shed a thought-provoking light on the background to our rich and varied language.

Oxford Chinese for Business

Featuring a guide to Chinese pronunciation, as well as entries on the currencies of the world, this is the ideal quick reference.

Oxford Chinese for Business

This pocket-sized, user-friendly dictionary serves as a quick reference to the common economic and business terms used in both English and Chinese. With China continuing to open up its economy, a working knowledge of the Chinese language and culture is the key to a vast Chinese business market. Chinese for Business is a useful tool for people who need to carry out business transactions in China and in other places where Chinese is predominantly used. From contracts, currency, and credit to finance, marketing, and trade transaction, this dictionary includes more than 1,100 common economic and business terms. Featuring a guide to Chinese pronunciation, as well as entries on the currencies of the world, this is the ideal quick reference. Comprehensive in its coverage, users will find Chinese for Business an essential tool for communicating the art of the deal.

Traditional Chinese Characters

The list of books in my personal canon begins with the “Oxford Concise English-Chinese Chinese-English Dictionary” (2nd edition). Alas, this trusty volume is now out-of-print, but appears to have been superseded by the “Pocket Oxford ...

Traditional Chinese Characters

The pioneering memory technique taught in this book removes the major obstacle to learning modern Mandarin Chinese: how to remember the meanings of more than 2,000 of the most common of traditional Chinese characters—enough to read more than 96 percent of the characters in almost any Chinese text. The lessons included here will help to learn new definitions at a breakneck pace, build up new characters using characters already learned, develop memory tricks to associate meanings with these characters, and fix meanings and characters forever in the mind. This unique manual provides a sure-fire way to master the most challenging and intimidating aspect of learning Chinese, vital for any student of the Chinese language.

Studies on the Teaching of Asian Languages in the 21st Century

Furthermore, whether the credit of the translation, both in the textbook and the teacher's resource book, ... translated as 'put up for the night' according to Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary21 instead of 'to sleep', to mention a few.

Studies on the Teaching of Asian Languages in the 21st Century

In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for, and rapid development in, the learning and teaching of Asian languages as a foreign language throughout the world. Many governments recognize that Asian languages are of strategic economic importance, and thus they are now offered as a foreign language by a great number of schools and higher education institutions. This book contains chapters written by different authors from several countries on key issues and problems in the teaching of the Chinese, Russian, Farsi, Japanese and Malaysian languages, and some comparative studies. The contributors here explore future directions in the teaching of Asian languages in the 21st century. The ten chapters of the book have been prepared by the authors using the scholarly papers they presented at the Second International Symposium on Asian Languages and Literatures (ADES), which was held on 3–4 May 2012 at Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey, under the title of “Teaching of Asian Languages in the 21st Century”.

Compact Oxford Italian Dictionary

A compact, intermediate-level dictionary covering over 90,000 words and phrases, and 120,000 translations ideal for the home, office, or school.

Compact Oxford Italian Dictionary

A compact, intermediate-level dictionary covering over 90,000 words and phrases, and 120,000 translations ideal for the home, office, or school.

Internationalizing Teaching Localizing Learning

An Examination of English Language Teaching Reforms and English Use in China Paul McPherron ... Citizenship and citizenship education in a global age: Politics, policies, and practices in China. ... Pocket Oxford Chinese dictionary.

Internationalizing Teaching  Localizing Learning

Based on ethnographic and policy data collected over a ten-year span at a university in the People’s Republic of China, this book analyses the history of English Language Teaching (ELT) polices in Chinese higher education. The book uses the university as a lens in which to investigate the creative imaginations and divergent (re)appropriations of teaching methods, learning materials, and language use in the Chinese ELT context. Book chapters move beyond mere descriptions of tensions and point to the local understandings and practices of English teachers (both local and foreign) and students. Working together, these teachers and students are constantly articulating new social and political conditions and meanings outside and inside given discourses and traditions of ELT. The book’s main argument is that these multiple stakeholders must be given a more prominent role in shaping policy and curriculum at universities and other English language contexts around the world.

The Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus

keep one's chin up colloq . remain cheerful , 131 china - chlorophyll esp . in adversity . chiena / chínəl • n . 1 fine white or translucent chi-rooman.cy / kírəmanseel n . palmistry . ceramic ware , porcelain , etc.

The Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus

A unique reference that combines the best features of both dictionary and thesaurus, this revolutionary volume is available in a convenient paperback format perfect for anyone who finds themselves frequently in need of an amplified vocabulary.

Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics

Oxford University Press, New York. Zhou, Y. (2003) The Historical Evolution of Chinese Languages and Scripts. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Zhu, Y., Wang, L., and Ren, Y. Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary. Oxford University Press ...

Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics

Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics brings together for the first time social scientists and engineers who present predictive theory of social organization, as a conglomerate of mating flows that morph in time to flow more easily. The book offers a new way to look at social phenomena as part of natural phenomena, and examines a new domain of application of engineering such as thermodynamic optimization, thermoeconomics and "design as science".

Pocket Oxford English Dictionary

2 household objects made from china. – origin Persian, 'relating to China'. china clay n. = kaolin. chinchilla /chin-chil-luh/ n. a small South American rodent with soft grey fur and a long bushy tail. chine /chyn/ n. the backbone of an ...

Pocket Oxford English Dictionary

"Based on the New Oxford dictionary of English"--Preface.

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

This centenary edition of the world-famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary presents the most accurate picture of English today.

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

This centenary edition of the world-famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary presents the most accurate picture of English today.

Translation and Bilingual Dictionaries

Comp. Michael West and G. Endicott. London: Longman 1941/1953. OALD = OXFORD ADVANCED LEARNER'S ENGLISH-CHINESE DICTIONARY. Trans. Li Beida 2351135? et. al. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press 1997. POD = POCKET OXFORD DICTIONARY. Comp.

Translation and Bilingual Dictionaries

Is the bilingual dictionary really the translator’s best friend? Or is it the case that all translators hate all dictionaries? The truth probably lies half-way. It is difficult to verify anyway, as the literature on the subject(s) is limited, not helped by the fact that Lexicography and Translation have stood apart for decades despite their commonality of purpose. Here is a volume, based on the proceedings of a successful conference at Hong Kong, that may at last provide some answers.

Pocket Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus

2 household objects made from china. [SYNONYMS dishes, plates, cups and saucers, ] tableware, porcelain, dinnerware, dinner service, tea service. El china clay a soft white clay used for making porcelain and china. chin-chil-la ...

Pocket Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus

"The Pocket Oxford American Dictionary & Thesaurus" is the ideal all-in-one portable reference, with a dictionary and thesaurus combined in one handy, integrated volume.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications for Mobilities

Oxford Dictionaries (2018a), 'Dyslexia', Oxford Dictionaries: English, accessed 4 Ocober. Allen-Collinson, J. (2010), ... Oxford Dictionaries (1999), Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary, M.H. Manser et al. (eds), 4th edn, New York: Oxford ...

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications for Mobilities

Reflecting the variety and diversity of mobile methods and their applications, this comprehensive Handbook illuminates the multiple dimensions and transdisciplinary nature of mobilities research, from transport to tourism, cargo to information as well as physical, virtual and imaginative mobilities. It brings together key contributions on the state of the art of qualitative and quantitative research, multimethod combinations and co-creation methods within the mobilities paradigm.