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81. Teach Yourself Panjabi Complete
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82. Malagasy-English/English-Malagasy:
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83. Student's Vocabulary for Biblical
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84. Colloquial Catalan: The Complete
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85. Facts on File Dictionary of Foreign
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86. Irish Grammar: A Basic Handbook
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87. Persian Grammar: For Reference
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88. Tagalog Pilipino: Audio CD Course
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89. Lonely Planet Quechua Phrasebook
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90. Teach Yourself Modern Persian/Farsi
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91. Teach Yourself Tagalog Complete
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92. A Handbook of Middle English
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93. Prisma's English-Swedish Dictionary
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94. Say It in Hindi (Dover Say It
$22.00
95. Chamorro-English Dictionary (Pali
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96. Webster's New World American Idioms
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97. The American Sign Language Handshape
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98. Lonely Planet Australian Phrasebook
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99. Armenian-English/English-Armenian
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100. Colloquial Scottish Gaelic: The

81. Teach Yourself Panjabi Complete Course Audiopackage (Teach Yourself . . . Complete Courses)
by SurjitKalram, Navtej Kaur Purewal, SueTyson-Ward
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Asin: 0071431632
Catlog: Book (2004-04-21)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Sales Rank: 290236
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Speak with a Sikh. Teach yourself Panjabi!

With Teach Yourself it's possible for virtually anyone to learn and experience the languages of the world, from Afrikaans to Zulu; Ancient Greek to Modern Persian; Beginner's Latin to Biblical Hebrew.Follow any of the Teach Yourself Language Courses Audiopackages at your own pace or use them as a supplement to formal courses. These complete courses are professionally designed for self-guided study, making them one of the most enjoyable and easy to use language courses you can find. Audiopackages include an instructional paperback book and two companion 60-minute audio CDs.

Prepared by experts in the language, each course begins with the basics and gradually promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, including:

  • Step-by-step guide to pronunciation and grammar
  • Regular and irregular verb tables
  • Plenty of practice exercises and answers
  • Practical vocabulary and a bilingual glossary
  • Clear, uncluttered, and user-friendly layout
  • An exploration of the culture
  • And much more
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3-0 out of 5 stars Not bad but...
This is not a bad course and is good for beginners. Some parts are better than others and I wonder whether there are not some mistakes in some words. One feels that it would be better if the course could be written only by people who know the language. An European interference may be a good idea but only if it does not affect the course. Perhaps the next edition will be a genuine native speakers course. ... Read more


82. Malagasy-English/English-Malagasy: Dictionary and Phrasebook (Hippocrene Dictionary & Phrasebook)
by Janie Rasoloson
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Asin: 078180843X
Catlog: Book (2001-04)
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
Sales Rank: 141694
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83. Student's Vocabulary for Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, A
by Larry Mitchel
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Asin: 0310454611
Catlog: Book (1984-05-04)
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
Sales Rank: 118384
Average Customer Review: 4.86 out of 5 stars
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This guide provides a vocabulary list of Hebrew and Aramaic words for students of the Old Testament language. Lists are based on frequency. Includes pronunciation guide. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Exactly what is needed
As others have said, this is a terrific vocabulary builder, containing both Hebrew and Aramaic words. The back contains an index which I have found wonderfully helpful as an aid to finding the root in drop-letter or hollow verbs. Sometimes BDB gives far too much information. The one minor flaw is that feminine nouns aren't identified as such

4-0 out of 5 stars Little Book for the Money
This is a good book for the money. It has good transliteration, and it gives a short definition of the word. You will not find every word in the Bible in this book because of its size, but the book is well worth the money. It is a little tricky trying using the index if you are not familiar with the Hebrew alphabet.

5-0 out of 5 stars A superb vocab list
This book is a great list for those students who wish to build their vocabulary in order to gain a greater understanding to the bible. This book is not a dictionary and don't try to use it as such. The words are broken into sections according to the frequency in which they occur in the bible. The more frequent a word occurs the closer to the front they will appear. The words are not in alphabetic order. However, if you wish to improve your vocabulary quickly by learning the most useful words than this book is for you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Handy!
This is a good little book, if used the right way. I put it to use the best way I could -- which is to say that I typed in the text into a neat little program called Vocab and used it to drill myself to death. Behold me, well nigh translated to death!

5-0 out of 5 stars Well Organized
The interesting thing about learning Biblical Hebrew is that there is a definite limit to how much vocabulary you need to learn (about 8700 words). This booklet arranges all words together by frequency, without having to switch between a verb and a noun section. This book gives the frequencies of each word so that you can basically calculate how much of the Hebrew Bible you will be able to read as you learn. Its one downfall is that it doesn't give frequencies on words over 5000 occurrences--it just says 5000. Well, that's very inadequate considering that "-h" (the) occurs some 48,000 times, not 5000, and "v" (and) occurs some 38,000 times, not 5,000. Other than that, I know that having learned all words used over 200 times, I've learned close to 70% of the occurrences in the Hebrew Bible. This is the best Biblical Hebrew word listing I've seen, apart from the "Readers Lexicon," which has all words used, but it doesn't give frequencies. ... Read more


84. Colloquial Catalan: The Complete Course For Beginners (The Colloquial Series)
by TONI IBARZ, ALEXANDER IBARZ
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Asin: 0415302560
Catlog: Book (2005-06-20)
Publisher: Routledge
Sales Rank: 20117
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Future tourist with language background uses audio only
The production quality of the disks is excellent; you can hear people breathe out on certain sounds.There are at least half a dozen different speakers, each with their own enunciation quirks and conversational speed.

Although very little English is provided and these disks are not intended to stand alone, I was able to guess 90% of the content of the first disk based on my memory of high school French and my contact with Spanish speakers over the years.The very short dialogues present enough context that it is easy to guess what is going on, and the lessons build slowly in complexity. Phrases useful for survival are emphasized--gambits for the hotel reservation desk, the restaurant, the telephone.This course is exactly what it is billed to be: colloquial.

While it is clear that I could never master grammar without written material, the time spent listening to this disk has been worthwhile (I have only tried the first of the two in the set).At times when I am desperate to see a word written out, I have been able to find it using the internet, on sites such as http://www.travlang.com.For a tourist who only has time to study while commuting, I think this is a great study program. ... Read more


85. Facts on File Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases (Facts on File Writer's Library)
by Martin H. Manser, David H. Pickering, David Pickering
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Asin: 0816044597
Catlog: Book (2002-04-01)
Publisher: Checkmark Books
Sales Rank: 30893
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86. Irish Grammar: A Basic Handbook
by Noel Mogonagle
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Asin: 0781806674
Catlog: Book (1998-10-01)
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
Sales Rank: 174412
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Poor
Very incomplete.
e.g., the section on nouns mentions declensions, but neither defines nor enumerates the declension.
The imperfect tense is shown, but the difference between imperfect and past tenses is not mentioned.
Pronunciation (which definitely affects the grammar, e.g., the -f- of the future tense) is ignored (outside of the distinction between slender and broad consonants).
Don't waste your money.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good basic grammar
This book is excellent for beginners who are wanting a book that gives basic grammar without all the extra information that confuses beginners. The book is well laid out, with information very easy to find. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is that it is a little too brief. A few more examples of how the grammar works would have improved it greatly. ... Read more


87. Persian Grammar: For Reference and Revision
by John Mace
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Asin: 0700716955
Catlog: Book (2002-11-01)
Publisher: Routledge/Curzon
Sales Rank: 137598
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This is a clear and user-friendly guide to Persian grammar, both of the written and spoken languages, especially useful for those in the early stages of studying the Persian language. It serves as a revision and reference book that can be used to support any Persian course book. The script is taught step-by-step. It uses the official reformed spelling, and gives attention to handwriting, educated standard and educated colloquial pronunciation, and the important polite forms. The grammar is explained in lay terms with copious examples, all shown both in Persian script and in Roman transliteration. The grammatical themes are grouped logically, and there are cross-references, appendices and a subject index to facilitate the search for the right form. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book with grammar in terms we can understand!
This is a spectacular beginner to intermediate book to use in conjunction with a course-based text. This book cannot actually teach you persian all on its own, but as a reference it is indespensible. While your course book may lightly delve into grammatical topics, this book travels a little deeper but without assaulting you WITHOUT INCOMPREHENSIBLE GRAMMATICAL TERMS. It gives you a full understanding of any part of Iranian Persian (Farsi) Grammar.

The book is a well organized, modern, and not painful to the eyes to read. In addition, this text contains modern colloquial forms on the side. Also, uniform Latin transcription, definitions, Persian text are included for EVERY persian word referred to!

I definitely recommend this book, especially over Persian Grammar by Ann K.S. Lambton for students not interested in delving deeply into literary Persian. Lambton confuses you with advanced english grammar terms time an again while Mace's book uses a few of these terms and offers generous examples to back it up.

The bottom line: Buy this book if you want to have a good grammatical backing for your course oriented book for beginner to intermediate modern persian students. ... Read more


88. Tagalog Pilipino: Audio CD Course (Language 30)
by Not Applicable (Na )
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Asin: 1931850100
Catlog: Book (2002-01-01)
Publisher: Educational Services Corporation
Average Customer Review: 1.67 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Waste of Money
If it weren't for the fact that Korean language resources in the United States are almost universally bad, I would call this the worst ever.

Track after track of nothing but lists of words and static phrases is only the beginning. The real punchline is this:

It's incorrect.

Yep. Nouns are listed with particles at the end-sometimes object particles, sometimes subject particles. If you go around thinking that "yojarel" means woman, you are going to entertain a lot of Koreans.

It also teaches only long-form grammar, which is great...except for the fact that you will never hear it spoken in Seoul. Little speedbump there, eh?

Furthermore, the cultural notes at the end of the second tape are outrageously stupid. DO NOT refer to Mr. Kim as Kim Ssi. That is just wrong, wrong , wrong. And the words they recommend for familial terms sound like they're out of the Confucian Analects.

For the record, I studied Korean exclusively for almost two years in the U.S. before moving to Seoul. I lived in Seoul for almost two years, during which time I also spent a semester at Yonsei University. I know what I'm talking about.

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible Format
The Language 30 series is without a doubt one of the worst language products on the market. It's a mere phrasebook recorded on tape in poor quality at high speed. You will not learn Korean from this tape, at best you will learn a bunch of Korean phrases with very approximal English translations. The other bad features are too many to go into.

3-0 out of 5 stars This is my first attempt at Mandarin...
and I found this product to be helpful. It does go a little fast, but explains well in the booklet. I recommend pairing it with a phrasebook, but it does alright on its own.

One really helpful thing is that units are put on separate tracks, so you can find a unit easily. Both male and female voices are used.

This one is well worth the 21.95! ... Read more


89. Lonely Planet Quechua Phrasebook (Lonely Planet Phrasebooks)
by Serafin M. Coronel-Molina
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Asin: 1864503815
Catlog: Book (2002-11-01)
Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
Sales Rank: 193663
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Legs aching and feeling ravenous from the trek, you wonder if you’ll be pitching your karpa for one more night. Suddenly the truck stops and it's clear that lawa and juka mati are on the cards. 'Anay tayta' you say gratefully with a full belly, and that’s when your dinner host offers you a bed for the night...

You realize it’s true – a few Quechua words can work wonders!

  • your key to genuine encounters with Quechua speakers
  • covers all your travel needs in the Andes – practical and cultural
  • sections on trekking, homestays and Andean cuisine
  • detailed grammar chapter helps you harness the language
  • easy-to-use pronunciation guide throughout
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5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to use, covers a lot of material, inexpensive
This easy-to-use reference shows how the words are built, with things like verb endings, infixes, suffixes. It's small, but it has a lot of useful material; for the price it's OUTSTANDING.

The SECOND edition is completely revised, by a different author (excellent teaching credentials), vastly more material -- both more gramatical info, and a wealth of additional vocabulary, plus there is also a Quechua-English section as well as English-Quechua, making it an even more valuable reference.

Some things are perhaps because Lonely Planet has standardized them -- I doubt you'll be asking anyone for a date in Quechua -- but it's still material to practice breaking apart the pieces.

I love the illustrations!

2-0 out of 5 stars Not at all a necessity
Are you planning to adventure alone into the highlands of Peru? If not, and I wouldn't really recommend it anyway, then this book isn't for you. I recently spent three weeks in Peru visiting the Cusco, Ollyantaytambo, Sacred Valley, and Lake Titicaca areas and never needed it. Quechua is the language still used by the porters and residents of the highlands, but everyone else speaks Spanish. I was mislead by some travel guides to believe that Quechua was spoken in the main cities and that I'd need it to do pretty much anything. The reality is that you'll just need to speak Spanish or have a good Spanish phrasebook and on the off occasion that you have need to speak to someone who only speaks Quechua, you're more than likely to have a guide with you that can do just that.

That said, it is always interesting to be exposed to new languages and the historical culture of an area. Quechua is a language better understood through direct instruction with a guide rather than attempting to learn it from a text.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good short introduction to Basic Quechua for Tourists
Teaches the phrases a tourist would use to travel in the Andes. You won't be able to carry on much of a conversation, But the natives will warm up to you for trying.

4-0 out of 5 stars Quechua Learners Advised to Start Here
If you want to learn the language of the Incas, you won't find yourself well served by the book publishing industry. Even if you were to ask for a grammar on Quechua in one of the little bookshops in Cuzco, you'd likely receive a Quechua/Spanish pamphlet used to teach Andean children Spanish, and written by priest with grammatical terminology more appropriate to Latin.

We English speakers, however, are fortunate to have this little phrasebook. Although I would have preferred something with much greater depth, I have to admit that as an absolute beginner, I'm best off starting here. The words chosen are those of use to the tourist and trekker. It's more than a phrasebook in that it gives the reader some insight into and practice with Quechua's suffixes, which are critical for mastery of the language. My one complaint is the pronunciation guide, which describes as 'plosives' sounds which are properly called 'ejectives'. I grant you these are arcane linguistic terms, but they are meaningful to a few of us.... ... Read more


90. Teach Yourself Modern Persian/Farsi Complete Course
by NarguessFarzad
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Asin: 0071420282
Catlog: Book (2004-07)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Sales Rank: 158058
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

Need a taxi in Tehran? Learn to speak Modern Persian.

With Teach Yourself it's possible for virtually anyone to learn and experience the languages of the world, from Afrikaans to Zulu, Ancient Greek to Modern Persian, Beginner's Latin to Biblical Hebrew.Follow any of the Teach Yourself Language Courses at your own pace or use them as a supplement to formal courses. These complete courses are professionally designed for self-guided study, making them one of the most enjoyable and easy to use language courses you can find.

Prepared by experts in the language, each course begins with the basics and gradually promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, including:

  • Step-by-step guide to pronunciation and grammar
  • Regular and irregular verb tables
  • Plenty of practice exercises and answers
  • Practical vocabulary and a bilingual glossary
  • Clear, uncluttered, and user-friendly layout
  • An exploration of the culture
  • And much more
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2-0 out of 5 stars The original was better for most independent learners
Having started my study of Persian over 30 years ago with the original "Teach Yourself Modern Persian", by John Mace, first published in 1964 and reprinted numerous times since then, I was eager to compare this newly released book by Narguess Farzad with the original.

Unfortunately, while apparently more modern, the latest version will likely prove more difficult going for most people trying to learn Persian on their own. The original version featured a bit-by-bit approach, taking 36 pages to introduce the reader to the Arabic alphabet as used in Persian; this book merely provides two charts of the entire alphabet, one for tracing purposes, and then appends a bit over one page of exercises in combining the letters. After that, apparently, you're expected to have it down cold. The approach by Mace was certainly more user-friendly to readers with no background in the alphabet.

The book then proceeds at a quick pace; the vocabulary lists can be dauntingly long for learners, and transliteration is used sparingly, sometimes leaving any reader not fully accustomed to the Arabic script at a disadvantage in terms of proper pronunciation. In contrast, the original book by Mace included transliteration for all vocabulary items and example sentences. Farzad's order of presentation is a bit unusual; the present tense of verbs other than "to be" and "to have" is not presented until page 127, for example.

I am no longer as innocent of Persian as I was 30-odd years ago, but when I think back to my situation then as a total beginner, the original book by Mace strikes me as being much more suitable for someone working on his/her own to learn Persian. (It is still readily available through used-book channels.) I would thus recommend that people indeed looking for a "Teach Yourself" book for Persian get a copy of the original "Teach Yourself Modern Persian" by Mace, if possible, and then perhaps use the latest "Teach Yourself Modern Persian" by Farzad as a follow-up book to solidify the basics. Another useful book after getting the basics down is "An Introduction to Persian" by Wheeler Thackston, which would likely be fairly hard slogging for most true beginners. ... Read more


91. Teach Yourself Tagalog Complete Course Audiopackage
by Corazon Salvacion Castle, LaurenceMcGonnell, Corazon Castle, Laurence McGonnell
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Asin: 0071434186
Catlog: Book (2004-03-01)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Sales Rank: 192409
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Thriller in Manila? Teach yourself Tagalog!

With Teach Yourself it's possible for virtually anyone to learn and experience the languages of the world, from Afrikaans to Zulu; Ancient Greek to Modern Persian; Beginner's Latin to Biblical Hebrew.Follow any of the Teach Yourself Language Courses Audiopackages at your own pace or use them as a supplement to formal courses. These complete courses are professionally designed for self-guided study, making them one of the most enjoyable and easy to use language courses you can find. Audiopackages include an instructional paperback book and two companion 60-minute audio CDs.

Prepared by experts in the language, each course begins with the basics and gradually promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, including:

  • Step-by-step guide to pronunciation and grammar
  • Regular and irregular verb tables
  • Plenty of practice exercises and answers
  • Practical vocabulary and a bilingual glossary
  • Clear, uncluttered, and user-friendly layout
  • An exploration of the culture
  • And much more
... Read more

92. A Handbook of Middle English
by Fernand Mosse, James A. Walker
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Asin: 0801867614
Catlog: Book (2001-09-01)
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Sales Rank: 298752
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Professor Fernand Mossé of the Collège de France is at home in all the Germanic languages and literatures, but for many years he has paid particular attention to English. Since he is a medievalist he has interested himself first and foremost in the earlier periods, and since he isa teacher as well as investigator he has been long concerned to smooth the path of students taking their first steps into a field far from our day and time. A few years ago, this concern of his ripened into a work that won general recognition as soon as it came out: his Manuel de l'Anglais du Moyen Age des Origines an XIVe Siècle.In the Manuel the author's mastery of the material and talent for clear and orderly presentation are happily combined. In this work we have by far the best introduction to medieval English now available.—from the Foreword ... Read more


93. Prisma's English-Swedish Dictionary
by Prisma
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Asin: 081663162X
Catlog: Book (1997-08-01)
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Sales Rank: 283371
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94. Say It in Hindi (Dover Say It Series)
by Veena T. Oldenburg
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Asin: 0486239594
Catlog: Book (1981-06-01)
Publisher: Dover Publications
Sales Rank: 28317
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Contains over 1,000 useful sentences and phrases for travel or everyday living abroad: food, shopping, medical aid, courtesy, hotels, travel, and other situations. Gives the English phrase, the foreign equivalent, and a transliteration that can be read right off. Also includes many supplementary lists, signs, and aids. All words are indexed. 128 to 190pp
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5-0 out of 5 stars little book with lots of information
it's an excellent book for travelers since it has a ton of vital phrases and commonly used words. Presents a number of different situations and how to communicate through them. Nice cheap book. A good deal.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Little Book
This book is great for beginners learning Hindi. My husband is Indian and when I received this book and starting saying the words and sentences he was impressed on how quickly and correctly I could speak! Of course, I'm not even close to fluent...but it's nice to start out on the right foot! I recommend this if you want to start learning Hindi. It's a small book so great for sticking in your purse and taking it with everywhere :)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Hindi Reference
I just received this book in the mail and I love it. I work in a hotel owned by Indians and up until now, communication has been difficult. A clerk had been teaching me how to say simple phrases regarding housekeeping, etc. I can carry this book in my pocket while I'm at work. Already, I've been able to communicate better with the other workers and to remember how to say the words because the pronounciations are all here. If you want to learn Hindi, this is a good book for it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
This book is amazing. It has a ton of phrases and words. Also, the Hindi words are spelled out the way they sound and written in English so you can say them. If you still can not say something, it is written in Hindi as well so you could show a word or phase to a Hindi understanding person and they would understand you.
Great Book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Nice Little Book
This book includes common questions and phrases one would need to survive a trip to India. It's inexpensive price makes it a great bargain.

Expressions are written in both Devanagari and Roman transliteration. The transliteration does a decent job of conveying how to pronounce Hindi words, but keep in mind that Hindi sounds are softer than English ones.

'teen' (Hindi for 3) sounds quite different from English 'teen.' ... Read more


95. Chamorro-English Dictionary (Pali Language Texts)
by Donald M. Topping
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Asin: 0824803531
Catlog: Book (1975-01-01)
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Sales Rank: 524287
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96. Webster's New World American Idioms Handbook
by GailBrenner, Gail Brenner
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Asin: 0764524771
Catlog: Book (2003-04-02)
Publisher: Webster's New World
Sales Rank: 147404
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

The most comprehensive reference for understanding and applying American idioms
The largest barrier to fluency in English is the ability to understand and use idiomatic language. Webster's New World American Idioms Handbook walks readers through learning and using American idioms, with complete explanations for over 1,000 idioms. Emphasizing acquisition, application, and understanding, this book offers all the information readers need to know about when, where, why, and how to use them. It includes a wealth of examples to provide users with context-and the thorough explanations help readers identify which idioms are appropriate for which situations. An extensive index allows easy, helpful access to individual idioms so that they can be found quickly.
Gail Brenner (Santa Cruz, CA) is an Intensive English Language Program course developer and instructor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Brenner has worked in the public schools, specialized language programs, private business, and the university-where she now teaches Advanced Grammar, TOEFL Preparation, and Pronunciation. She is the author of the upcoming Inglés Para Dummies (0-7645-5427-1).
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5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding !
It is a MUST for foreign people wanting to master the English language. It is very didactic, has a lot of practical examples, and it is organized according to topics (idioms for business, idioms for love, idioms to describe emotions, etc). There can be other books with more number of idioms, but they are not didactic. This one has the most important and common. You will not need more.
There are a lot of idioms in the movies and conversations, and now I can understand them. ... Read more


97. The American Sign Language Handshape Flash Cards: Set 1
by Richard A. Tennant, Marianne Gluszak Brown
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Asin: 1563681242
Catlog: Book (2002-02)
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
Sales Rank: 95571
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98. Lonely Planet Australian Phrasebook (Lonely Planet Australian Phrasebook)
by Susan Butler
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Asin: 0864425767
Catlog: Book (1998-10-01)
Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
Sales Rank: 36933
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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'C'mon, Aussie c'mon!' the catch phrase of many a sporting event downunder. Understand them or not - the Australians speak a unique English filled with Dundee accents, quirky phrases and fantastic vocabulary. Few are the dobbers, bludgers and two-pot screamers - the average Aussie (o-zee) is welcoming, hospitable and full of a sense of humour. Though you might just need this book to understand the jokes.

  • for every social situation, here's the language you're going to hear
  • travellers can avoid embarrassing moments and awkward misunderstandings with clear vocabulary lists
  • household names, politics, sports - the book is full of the melee of Aussie interests
  • understand a little of the original cultures through the introductory chapters to Aboriginal and Torres Strait languages
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5-0 out of 5 stars Fair dinkum, this is a great book!
As an expatriate Aussie searching for a guide to everyday Aussie slang to show my Canadian friends, I can say that this is by far the best one I've seen - and essential if you want to order a beer in Oz! Its section on Australian Aboriginal culture and languages is also excellent and informative for non-Aboriginal Australians as well as visitors - it was put together by a group of respected Australian linguists.

5-0 out of 5 stars Heading to Australia, have a squizz at this.
I'm an Aussie who was given this book as part of a going away present. I am living in America for a year. The night before I left my sister and I read to each other parts of this book. We were both in stiches, laughing at parts of our culture, colloquial expressions, and Aussie English which we normally don't give a second thought. This Phrasebook really gives a good insight to many of our 'ways' and explains what we are saying half the time. Is it necessary? Well I know if I speak in America the same way I speak at home no one can understand me! So yes, grab this book if you are heading to Australia, or are just interested in our lifestyle. The book also has a large and interesting section on Aboriginal culture and language. This is something many Australians living in the cities do not know much about. Other topics given a go are, food, wine, sports, and lots of other information about Australia and Aussies! ... Read more


99. Armenian-English/English-Armenian (Hippocrene Concise Dictionary)
by Diana Aroutunian, Susanna Aroutunian
list price: $12.95
our price: $9.71
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Asin: 0781801508
Catlog: Book (1993-05-01)
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
Sales Rank: 90672
Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars OK...not comprehensive
This is NOT by any means a comprehensive dictionary. For the most part, however, it is sufficient for the beginner and/or the casual user and/or the child in the family. It is not a serious dictionary, mainly due to its conciseness, lack of depth and range.

It's a concise dictionary, which means that there are short translations (1 or 2 word, maybe a sentence) and without much, if any, explanations and/or any examples.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not too bad
This is the best Eastern Armenian dictionary available outside of Armenia. It's pretty complete, although not exactly as up-to-date as one may like. It comes in 2 different sized pocket versions, which are nice to have when travelling. For a serious translator or scholar, this dictionary leaves something to be desired.

1-0 out of 5 stars This book is not modern
I have had the chance to use the book while living in Armenia and unfortunately the book uses words that are not modern and really dates itself. There were a few words and phrases that will help with basic communication but all in all this book was not helpful to me. I found that purchasing books in country much more helpful as they were modernized to meet the everday needs of life in Armenia

3-0 out of 5 stars question.
i want to know do this book have the translation about (Armenian ----English)? becuase i want to learn Armenian. Do you have any recommondation on buying the related book? thank you very much.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is really helpful
This dictionary was really helpful. I am hoping to take a trip to Armenia soon before I turn 18 and this dictionary is really going to come in handy. ... Read more


100. Colloquial Scottish Gaelic: The Complete Course for Beginners (Colloquial Series)
by Katherine M. Spadaro, Katie Graham
list price: $23.95
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Asin: 0415286921
Catlog: Book (2002-10-01)
Publisher: Routledge
Sales Rank: 226601
Average Customer Review: 3.75 out of 5 stars
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Colloquial Scottish Gaelic is the ideal introduction to the language of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland: a modern language with a rich tradition. This step-by-step approach has been devised to make speaking, reading and writing Scottish Gaelic easy and enjoyable. No previous knowledge of the language is required. What makes Colloquial Scottish Gaelic your best choice for learning the language?

* emphasis on up-to-date, conversational language
* clear explanations of how the language works
* helpful grammar notes
* comprehensive vocabulary lists (Scottish Gaelic-English and English-Scottish Gaelic)
* lively illustrations throughout

This rewarding course will give you confidence in using Scottish Gaelic in a wide range of situations. Two 60-minute cassettes are available to accompany Colloquial Scottish Gaelic.Recorded by native speakers, they will help you perfect your pronunciation, listening and speaking skills. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars easy to read but difficuilt to master
There's a long preamble, the pronunciation is very accurately explained, it runs later.
If you have some knowledge of Scottish Gaelic, it can be useful to have a rehearsal in little time; gaelic songs and crosswords are unvaluable.
Well, it's everything but an introduction to the language; I would be curious to know someone that has really become proficient only with the aid of that book.
If you don't want to forget your Gaelic, try it

2-0 out of 5 stars Not for a beginner.
Look elsewhere for a beginning point in gaelic. This course seems to be okay for a person that has some gaelic understanding. A beginner starts like a child learning names of things and people and then basic adjectives. The basic verbs come next and then more sophisticated conjugations.
The tapes do follow the book but they go too quick driving me crazy pushing "stop, rewind and play" to repeat the word. The book gives the sounds of the vowels and consonants but many of the words heard on the tape defy any attempt to construct the same word phonetically as found in print. If you have an apptitude in languages then you could try this method of learning but if you are like most of us - don't! I have studied other languages but nothing like this ancient Gaelic, it has only 16 letters in its alphabet.

4-0 out of 5 stars Similar to Teach Yourself Scottish Gaelic
I'd rate this just shy of 4 stars. I'm a beginner who's been through TY Gaelic a couple of times on my own. This book and cassette follow a similar format with dialogs supplemented by grammar sections. One difference is that this book gives a translation of the dialog rather than word/phrase definitions. I prefer the latter, since then you can use those words/phrases as building blocks while the translation gives you it all at once.

One nice thing about Colloquial SG is that there are multiple, subject-related dialogs in each chapter. Another useful feature is the descriptions of how Gaelic words and phrases work in relation to English syntax. Colloquial is more casual in it's approach to the learner: a positive. There are also various word puzzles to work on. However, I found TY Gaelic to have better cultural sections.

The set I bought features two cassettes, as does TY Gaelic. Colloquial Gaelic features more male speakers (although they don't seem as "lively" as the female speakers) on the tapes than does TY Gaelic. Also, like TYG, this book uses simplistic cartoons in the exercises, which I disliked.

Overall, I was glad to buy this book/cassette set for it's slightly different material, different speakers (accents, pronunciation, gender), and more casual approach than Teach Yourself Gaelic. The two complement each other more than they overlap.

5-0 out of 5 stars Entertaining as well as enlightening
I'm coming to this language cold with a Southern American background, so needless to say, I've been intimidated to even try to learn Gaelic. It indeed proves to be one of those languages that one must simply submerse one's ears and mind in, and this lesson set gives that opportunity in an undaunting, clear and inviting way. It gives the requisite pronunciation guide, it pushes the student to formulate Gaelic responses, and it peppers the lessons with gorgeous readings of Gaelic as well as snippets of mouth music and Gaelic singing. If nothing else, the voice who reads Donald/Mr. MacDonald will charm one into a profound appreciation for the language, even though one's own pronunciation may remain out of reach for quite some time. Hearing Gaelic read with such a pristine tongue is worth the price of this course several times over. If he isn't a world-renowned narrator, he should be. It would have been nice if the tape gave the page number each time it skipped to another place in the book, and the section on hurting anatomy gets a wee bit grim. Nevertheless, these are minor setbacks. After playing the tapes and studying the book a few times, I've almost by accident caught on to some of the language's nuances, and it's a language that's full of nuances, skips, and mystery. My experience so far has been that the only way to come to an understanding of Gaelic is by these accidental discoveries and sinking-ins, and the book is geared in that direction. You overhear conversations and by the third time around, patterns emerge. This might be vexing for those looking for a more conventional method of learning, but to me, it's proven fun and, albeit slowly, enlightening. Along with lessons on the language is some interesting material on culture and history. This is presented for the most part in Gaelic, so in order to learn more, one must delve more into Gaelic. The course seems to take for granted that actually learning the language is indeed daunting, and so extends invitation after invitation to simply learn more. I find this very helpful. An overly simplistic or technical approach would have bored me. I can listen without yet understanding the half of it, and yet gradually a picture of sorts does emerge, and the listening itself is like watching gold flow. I'm glad I splurged and bought this course. One day, I hope to be conversant in Gaelic, but it's enough just now to have a deeper and stronger appreciation for such an enchanting language. ... Read more


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