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Bilingual dictionaries (various) Bilingual dictionaries (various): The Friendly German-English Dictionary

  • By Fred Bridgham
  • Price: £9.95 £4.98
  • ISBN: 9781870352659
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Subtitled 'A guide to German Language, Culture and Society through Faux amis, Literary Illustration and Other Diversions', this volume is a mine of out-of-the-ordinary and often very funny facts and vocabulary to keep a student of German amused and instructed for many hours.

The volume collects and explores in a spirit of relaxed scholarship and inquiry those moments (Gift, Kost, hissen, Rat, pathetisch, and over a thousand more) when German and English might appear to be closest together yet are often most misleadingly, and teasingly, apart. In alphabetically arranged entries, the author discusses not only Faux Amis, or falsche Freunde, but the many other linguistic pitfalls and traps that lie in wait for the English-speaking learner of German, and he illustrates his explanations with examples from literature, the press and everyday life. Divided into ten sections, including 'History & Politics', 'Philosophy, Religion & Morals', 'Literature, the Arts & the media', 'Sex & the Family', and 'Food & Drink', it offers instructive and entertaining reading for all students and lovers of the German language (including native speakers with a knowledge of English) who seek enlightenment on the numerous fine points of apparent and real contact, as well as confusion, that exist between the two cousin languages which sometimes seem more than once removed.

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Series Bilingual dictionaries (various) Title The Friendly German-English Dictionary
Subject German Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Advanced
Publication Date September 2010 Authors Fred Bridgham
Binding Hardback Pages N/A
Size(mm) 140x215 Weight (gms) 800
ESB Code 18756 ISBN 9781870352659
Inspection Copy No Delivery In Stock - will be despatched next business day
  Price £9.95 £4.98

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