Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary

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Nicholas Rollin, Carol Styles Carvajal, Jane Horwood
OUP Oxford, Jun 11, 2009 - Foreign Language Study - 1088 pages
Authoritative and up-to-date, this fourth edition of the Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary covers over 90,000 words and phrases, and 130,000 translations of contemporary Spanish and English. Hundreds of new words from Spanish and English have been added from computing and technology to health and lifestyle, based on findings from the Oxford Languages Tracker. Includes excellent coverage of both European and Latin American Spanish. More than just a dictionary, this handy reference book also includes extensive sections on grammar, culture, and communication giving you the tools you need to communicate effectively and understand aspects of another culture. The grammar supplement provides full information on key points of Spanish grammar, including verb tables for quick reference. The section on culture offers lively and useful information on life in the Spanish-speaking world, covering everything from political institutions to how weddings are celebrated. The communication supplement gives help with all types of correspondence, including example letters, emails, CVs and résumés, and a guide to text messaging. Also new to this edition is a brand-new section on the internet and online services. The Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary is the perfect reference for student and adult learners needing an affordable, portable dictionary. This dictionary includes 6 months' access* to Oxford's premium Spanish / English online dictionary service, Oxford Language Dictionaries Online, so you can find accurate translations and extra resources wherever you are. The site is regularly updated with the latest new words and meanings from Oxford's modern languages research programme, the Oxford Languages Tracker. You can also hear audio pronunciations and improve your language skills with online cultural notes, guides to writing, and much more. *Available in selected markets (UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, and South Africa). Terms and conditions apply; please see www.oxforddictionaries.com/access for information

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Great Dictionary not pocket sized

User Review  - misha314 - Overstock.com

This is an excellent dictionary that is small enough to carry around though certainly not in your pocket unless you have very large pockets. It gives multiple translations with explanation and various ... Read full review

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AWFUL!!!! I never leave reviews but I am so fed up with this dictionary I had to say something! As a department, we bought 5 classroom sets (over 100 dictionaries) for our Spanish classes to keep on the tables for the students. Our last dictionaries, Mirriam-Websters, had lasted us about 6 years but were becoming a little haggard. The Oxford dictionaries didn't even last 5 months!!!!! Every single one has split in half. The binding is cheap and ineffective. They are not useable, as all the pages have fallen out all over the room. I spend every period picking up papers from the dictionaries and recycling them. I know it's not my students, because they were able to use the Mirriam-Webster dictionaries for over 6 years! I am so angry we have spent all our money on these. They are now more of a head ache than a support in the classroom. 

About the author (2009)

Beatriz Galimberti Jarman, Roy Russell, Carol Styles Carvajal, and Jane Horwood are expert bilingual lexicographers who have led a team of Spanish, Latin American, British, and American editors throughout this project.

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