The most complete and authoritative idioms dictionary available, the Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms gives you the tools to understand contemporary American English. It gives clear, easy-to-understand definitions and more than 1,000 usage notes that explain what idioms mean and how they are used today. With dozens of entertaining illustrations and more than 8,000 example sentences taken from the Cambridge International Corpus, it shows how idioms are really used. The Subject Index helps learners find idioms related to health, money, feelings, truth, and many more topics, and the Study Section groups idioms to make them easier to learn. If you want to understand American English idioms, this is the book that will spell it out for you.
Get to grips with English expressions using the clear definitions and examples that illustrate what idioms really mean. Free sample pages are available to view online for this title. Over 6,000 written and spoken idioms, including up-to-date ones such as `go ballistic` Unique Idiom Activator® helps you choose the right idiom for the context. Fun facts about the origins of idioms, and how and when to use. Cловарь содержит более 6 000 идиом, встречающихся в устной и письменной речи.
More than 6000 idioms from spoken and written English, like go postal, it's all gone pear-shaped, and be on the same page. Wide coverage of both American and British English. Clear, accurate definitions, written using the Longman 2000-word Defining Vocabulary. Unique Idiom Activator(r) helps you choose the right idiom. Thousands of examples.
The new Collins Chinese Pocket Dictionary offers the user up-to-date coverage of today's Chinese and English. Clear layout and presentation of information makes it ideal for learners of both languages. This new edition of the Collins Chinese Pocket Dictionary has been designed for those studying both English and Chinese, whether at school, for work or for travel. It is the ideal text for anyone who needs reliable information in a handy, portable format. The Collins Chinese Pocket Dictionary offers up-to-date coverage of Chinese and English, with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation. To 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. A practical supplement covers correspondence in Chinese and English, including sample letters, emails and CVs. Other titles in the Collins Chinese Dictionary range include: Collins Chinese Dictionary and Collins Gem Chinese Dictionary.