- Mass Market Paperback: 608 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Books; Revised edition (July 1, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0743470133
- ISBN-13: 978-0743470131
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.1 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 43 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,111,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The University of Chicago Spanish-English Dictionary, Fifth Edition Revised Edition
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From Publishers Weekly
It's no secret that the Latinization of America is proceeding at a quick pace, so it follows that one of the more important reference books for the new century would be a Spanish-English dictionary. The University of Chicago Press has a history of publishing foreign-language textbooks dating back to the 1920s, and their Spanish-English dictionary has always been well regarded. Lacking the European air of a Larousse or a Langenscheidt, this new edition (the first in 15 years) stresses the malleability of both the American version of English and the Latin American version of Spanish. Besides the obligatory concise descriptions of grammar and verb conjugation, this edition includes new "context cues," which distinguish layers of meaning. For example, "soft" can be used to describe both butter and skin in English, whereas in Spanish, soft butter is blando, and soft skin is suave. Editor Pharies, a professor of Spanish at the University of Florida, also includes an array of jargon for the high-tech world (e.g., en linea for "online"), proving that Latin America is not yet succumbing to vulgar Spanglishisms. While the task of cataloguing regionalisms across Latin America is daunting, this dictionary does capture much of its slang, and even sometimes off-color usage, making the book as warm as its easygoing typeface.
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From the Inside Flap
With thousands of added entries, the Dictionary builds on the features that have made it the leader in its field for more than fifty years: authority, scope, clarity, and conciseness. And with this edition, the Dictionary brilliantly captures the current core vocabularies of two rapidly changing—and increasingly connected—languages and cultures.
This new edition features
* New words and meanings for a new age
* Greater help in finding the right words
* Enhanced language and grammar guides
Top customer reviews
The verb section is handy. Looking up phrases (not just words) is very easy and intuitive; you find phrases in bold, listed underneath their main word (for example, "Don't count your eggs before they hatch" would appear under eggs, count, or both).
Si habla español, este diccionario le ayudará tambien. Contiene buena información del inglés.