NTC's Dictionary of Everyday American English Expressions

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Author: Richard Spears,Betty Birner,Steven Kleinedler

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071783547

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 415

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With more than 7,000 up-to-date phrases, this dictionary covers situations from talking to a doctor to ordering a meal, and helps learners communicate personal feelings, and make small talk.

NTC's Dictionary of Everyday American English Expressions

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Author: Steven Kleinedler,Betty Birner,Richard Spears

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780844257792

Category: Reference

Page: 415

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With more than 7,000 up-to-date phrases, this dictionary covers situations from talking to a doctor to ordering a meal, and helps learners communicate personal feelings, and make small talk.

NTC's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions

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Author: Richard Spears

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071392041

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 576

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The revised and updated third edition of this comprehensive slang dictionary has more than 800 new expressions. Realistic example sentences--provided for each sense of every entry--show how expressions are used in current, everyday American English. Pronunciations and cautionary notes are provided as needed, and a Phrase-Finder Index helps users locate entries quickly.

McGraw-Hill's Conversational American English

The Illustrated Guide to Everyday Expressions of American English

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Author: Richard Spears,Betty Birner,Steven Kleinedler,Luc Nisset

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071741321

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Learn more than 3,000 English expressions and speak and understand the language easily As a new speaker of English, you may hear some expressions in your daily conversations that you do not understand--yet. McGraw-Hill's Conversational American English will help you learn these expressions, so not only do you know what a person is saying to you, but that you can use the expression yourself! More than 3,000 expressions are organized by theme, so you can find what you are looking for quickly. And each topic is illustrated to further help you understand context. The book features: Common expressions are batched into 350 themes, ranging from general greetings and asking how someone is, to the more specific needs, like showing disbelief, asking someone’s intentions, and expressions for a forgotten word or name A comprehensive thematic glossary provides an additional means for the learner to locate expressions by key words and concepts Topics include: Basic Social Encounters, Greetings, Small Talk, Introductions, Ending a Conversation, Good-Byes, Agreeing, Disagreeing Conversational Encounters, Focusing Attention, Launching the Conversation, Making Friends, Complex Matters, Disputes, Discussion and Resolution, Polite Encounters, Prefaces, Communication Barriers

NTC's Dictionary of American English Phrases

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Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: Passport Books

ISBN: 9780844208473

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 559

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A practical guide to idioms, phrasal verbs, proverbs, and common sayings.

NTC's American Idioms Dictionary

The Most Practical Reference for the Everyday Expressions of Contemporary American English

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Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780844202747

Category: Reference

Page: 625

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Contains definitions, explanations, cross-references, and examples for 14,000 formal and informal American expressions.

McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions

The Most Up-to-Date Reference for the Nonstandard Usage, Popular Jargon, and Vulgarisms of Contempos

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Author: Richard Spears

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071612076

Category: Reference

Page: 576

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More bling for the buck! The #1 guide to American slang is now bigger, more up-to-date, and easier to use This new edition of McGraw-Hill’s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions offers complete definitions of more than 12,000 slang and informal expressions from various sources, ranging from golden oldies such as . . . golden oldie, to recent coinages like shizzle (gangsta), jonx (Wall Street), and ping (the Internet). Each entry is followed by examples illustrating how an expression is used in everyday conversation and, where necessary, International Phonetic Alphabet pronunciations are given, as well as cautionary notes for crude, inflammatory, or taboo expressions. This edition also features a fascinating introduction on “What is Slang?,” a Thematic Index that cross-references expressions by standard terms--such as Angry, Drunk, Food, Good-bye, Mess-up, Money, and Stupidity--and a Hidden Word Index that lets you identify and locate even partially remembered expressions and phrases.

McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Idoms and Phrasal Verbs

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Author: Richard Spears

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071486859

Category: Reference

Page: 1098

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Learn the language of Nebraska . . .and 49 other states With more entries than any other reference of its kind, McGraw-Hill’s Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs shows you how American English is spoken today. You will find commonly used phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions, proverbial expressions, and clichés. The dictionary contains more than 24,000 entries, each defined and followed by one or two example sentences. It also includes a Phrase-Finder Index with more than 60,000 entries.

Common American Phrases in Everyday Contexts

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Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: Kesaint Blanc

ISBN: 9795937111

Category: Self-Help

Page: 244

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Anda ingin terdengar natural saat berbicara bahasa Inggris? Dan memahami secara utuh maksud yang ingin disampaikan oleh penutur asli berbahasa Inggris? Anda mungkin lebih mengerti bahasa Inggris bila dituangkan dalam bentuk tulisan. Namun, ketika penutur asli berbahasa Inggris mengajak Anda berbicara, sering kali mereka menggunakan ungkapan-ungkapan yang mungkin terdengar asing bagi kita atau belum pernah kita dengar sama sekali. Melalui kamus ini, Anda diharapkan akan lebih memahami maksud perkataan para penutur asli ketika Anda mendengarkan pembicaraan mengenai suatu topik. Anda juga diharapkan akan menggunakan ungkapan-ungkapan yang terdapat di dalam kamus ini sehingga bahasa Inggris Anda tidak lagi terdengar kaku di telinga para penutur asli berbahasa Inggris. Tunggu apalagi? Mari bergaul ala Amerika!

NTC's Super-Mini British Slang Dictionary

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Author: Richard Spears,Ewart James

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780844201115

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

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'NTC's Super-Mini Slang Dictionary' is a handy guide to the slang expressions of contemporary British English. This up-to-date volume defines and explains nearly 2,000 slang terms and phrases, from colourful rhyming slang ('bees and honey' for for 'money') and underworld slang to the slang of everyday, informal conversations. Each entry has at least two examples sentences, and usage restrictions or cautions are indicated where necessary. 'NTC's Super-Mini British Slang Dictionary' is an essential reference for the slang expressions of British English.

NTC's English Idioms Dictionary

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Author: Richard Spears,Betty Kirkpatrick

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780844254791

Category: Reference

Page: 471

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Provides more than 11,000 examples of usage for 5,500 high-frequency English idioms. Entries are mainly standard British English but also include slang and informal expressions.

Essential American Idioms

Makes Idioms, Clichés, and Phrases Easy to Understand and to Use

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Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780844204673

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Among the special features of this book are the following: each entry has at least two example sentences illustrating how the idiom is used in context in natural American English; and a new Phrase-Finder Index enables users to locate a particular idiom quickly by looking up any of its major words.

NTC's Dictionary of Euphemisms

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Author: Anne Bertram

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780844208435

Category: Reference

Page: 314

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This practical guide to unraveling euphemisms will be especially useful for those studying English and for writers, sociologists, and psychologists, as well as anyone interested in words or the English language in general.

Common American Phrases in Everyday Contexts, 3rd Edition

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Author: Richard Spears

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071776079

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

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A useful guide to everyday American English to help you understand meanings and avoid difficulty in translation In this new edition of Common American Phrases in Everyday Contexts, noted lexicographer Richard A. Spears shares with you 1,900 of the most common phrases and colloquial expressions used in contemporary American English. Here you will discover the greetings, good-byes, and everyday small talk that Americans use daily. All entries have been selected with the special needs of you, the nonnative speaker of English, in mind! Inside you'll find: Examples or short dialogues with each entry that illustrate how the phrase is used in everyday speaking Usage restrictions or warnings for those situations when a phrase may be inappropriate Shortened or abbreviated expressions cross-referenced to their complete forms A Phrase-Finder Index to help quick and easy reference

Everyday American English Dictionary

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Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: NTC

ISBN: 9780832503399

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 389

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Provides definitions, pronunciation, and proper usage for the fifty-five hundred words essential to ordinary conversation in English

Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana

Workbook and Practice Sheets

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Author: Kenneth G. Henshall,Tetsuo Takagaki

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462901816

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 144

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Learning Hiragana and Katakana is a systematic and comprehensive Japanese workbook that is perfect for self study or in a classroom setting. Written Japanese combines three different types of characters: the Chinese characters known as kanji, and two Japanese sets of phonetic letters, hiragana and katakana, known collectively as kana, that must be mastered before the Japanese kanji can be learned. Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana provides beginning-level students of Japanese a thorough grounding in the basic hiragana and katakana phonetic symbols or syllabaries. A comprehensive introduction presents their basic function, origin, pronunciation and usage. The main body of the book is devoted to presenting the 92 hira and kata characters along with their variations, giving step-by-step guidelines on how to write each character neatly in the correct stroke order, with plentiful practice spaces provided for handwriting practice. This Japanese workbook includes: Systematic and comprehensive coverage of the two Japanese kana systems. Ample provision for Japanese kana practice, review, and self-testing at several levels Detailed reference section explaining the origin and function of kana, and the various kana combinations. Access to online Japanese audio files to aid in correct pronunciation. Helpful additional information for language students accustomed to romanized Japanese. Vocabulary selected for usefulness and cultural relevance. About this new edition: The new third edition has been expanded and revised to include many additional reading and writing exercises. Accompanying online recordings demonstrate the correct pronunciation of all the characters, vocabulary, and sentences in the book.

American Slang Dictionary, Fourth Edition

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Author: Richard Spears

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071461085

Category: Reference

Page: 1098

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For the 411 on American slang, this guidebook is the top banana From "head trip" to "foot in mouth," American Slang Dictionary gives you the complete definitions of thousands of uniquely American words and phrases, ranging from golden oldies such as "catch some rays" and "take the fifth" to more up-to-the-minute coinages like Wall Street's "jonx," the Internet's "ping," and the gangsta's favorite, "shizzle." Inside you'll find more than 12,000 words and expressions from a wide variety of sources, including gangsta rap, the blogosphere, and the U.S. prison system. In a New York minute, you'll be down with the colloquialisms, vulgarities, and substandard English that make everyday interactions in contemporary American life so colorful. BSOD or blue screen of death the blue computer screen that appears after a programming or operational error crunk wild; crazy; out of control kvetch to complain left-handed monkey wrench a nonexistent tool word of mouse a message spread by e-mail

A Dictionary of American Idioms

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Author: Adam Makkai,Maxine Tull Boatner,John Edward Gates

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764119828

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 395

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Completely revised and updated with over 8,000 idiomatic words, expressions, regionalisms and informal English expressions defined.

Perfecting Your English Pronunciation

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Author: Susan Cameron

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071788484

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

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Reduce your accent when pronouncing English, with the expertise from an acclaimed specialist in the area Developed by acclaimed speech consultant and accent specialist Susan Cameron, Perfecting Your English Pronunciation features her successful method, which focuses on the anatomical placement of sound and on the musculature used in articulation. Where other accent reduction/English pronunciation products rely on solely mimicking of audio sounds, this work focuses visually, audibly, and narratively on the physical ability to speak English, noting that many sounds of English may be difficult for you because some tongue positions used in English may not be used in your native language. The 45-minute DVD introduces you to mouth and jaw exercises to prepare you for English, then demonstrates mouth formations and tongue placement using other nonnative speakers like you. You will see and hear how English sounds--enabling you to become more and more comfortable conversing with native English speakers as you go through the program.