Oxford-Paravia Italian Dictionary (English and Italian Edition)

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9780199297740: Oxford-Paravia Italian Dictionary (English and Italian Edition)

The second edition of the Oxford-Paravia Italian Dictionary' is the most complete and up-to-date Italian dictionary available. It covers contemporary terms such as aid worker, climate change, and life coach, and includes specialist EU terminology such as acquis and revolving presidency. The 7,000 most frequently used words in Italian are highlighted to help you learn essential vocabulary. This edition also features cultural notes that provide lively and interesting information on life in Italy, and a guide to correspondence, which includes sample letters, emails, CVs, and help with text messaging. There are notes throughout the A-Z text to warn of politically sensitive vocabulary, to alert you to key differences between Italian and English, and to show how words such as with and before are used in different contexts. This edition retains such popular features as quick-reference verb tables, and lists of vocabulary on topics such as seasons, rivers, sports, and more. It is an essential reference tool for all serious students of Italian at university level and beyond, and for those who need an authoritative and comprehensive guide to Italian.

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`Review from previous edition 'An excellent one-volume bilingual dictionary...by far and away the best product in its class.'' Dr Domenico Zanre, University of Glasgow

`'It is up-to-date and covers areas of vocabulary seldom covered by other dictionaries, especially useful in translating lively colloquial conversation'' Dr M Dorigatti, St Peter's College, Oxford

`'It's exactly right for university undergraduate courses'' Christopher Wagstaff, University of Reading

`'...far and away the best product in its price range'' Dr S C D Bemrose, University of Exeter

`'It is up-to-date, comprehensive, clear and attractive...Just what I was hoping for.'' Gillian Ania, University of Salford

`'Of the several large Italian-English dictionaries I own (some purchased in Italy), this one most frequently has just the word or expression I am looking for.'' Amazon reviewer

`'...this dictionary is a delight for those in love with language, and who are falling in love with Italian. Great for browsing; you're sure to find yourself going off on one tangent after another'' Amazon reviewer

`'...excellent quality, quite comprehensive and packed full of words. I particularly liked the technical notes and very extensive lists of expressions for verbs that can have varied meanings in English such as 'fare' and 'stare'.'' Amazon reviewer

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