Download e-book for iPad: American English Compendium by Marv Rubinstein

By Marv Rubinstein

ISBN-10: 0884003167

ISBN-13: 9780884003168

A compendium of yank proverbs, expressions, slang, colloquialisms; British-US word list; abbreviations and acronyms and different numerous odds and ends. conventional via non-native audio system and translators.

Show description

Read Online or Download American English Compendium PDF

Similar dictionaries books

Get The Mill on the Floss (Webster's Thesaurus Edition) PDF

There are numerous versions of The Mill at the Floss. This academic version was once created for self-improvement or in training for complicated examinations. the ground of every web page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of unusual phrases highlighted within the textual content, together with synonyms and antonyms. Designed for college districts, educators, and scholars looking to maximize functionality on standardized exams, Webster’s paperbacks benefit from the truth that classics are often assigned readings.

Read e-book online Pygmalion (Webster's German Thesaurus Edition) PDF

This version is written in English. in spite of the fact that, there's a operating German word list on the backside of every web page for the more challenging English phrases highlighted within the textual content. there are numerous variants of Pygmalion. This version will be worthy if you'd like

Get Addiction: Evolution of a Specialist Field PDF

Over contemporary years the learn of habit has moved from being a fragmented and under-developed sector of technological know-how to turn into a vanguard topic with its personal id. This booklet describes that interesting means of evolution via a chain of probing face-to-face interviews with the foreign scientists and different actors within the box who helped make the method ensue.

Download e-book for kindle: Dictionnaire du francais argotique et populaire by Francois Caradec, Jean-Bernard Pouy, Larousse

Plus de eleven 000 mots et expressions du français oral, familier, populaire ou argotique. a hundred encadrés thématiques, à l. a. fois drôles et étonnants. En fin d'ouvrage, une petite anthologie de poèmes et de chansons, de François Villon à Renaud.

Additional resources for American English Compendium

Sample text

The American Language. And rightly so. The American language is so much richer and more adventurous. British English never stood a chance. The bottom line can perhaps be summed up by a sign in the window of a shop in Tel Aviv, which reads: Ici, on parle français. Se habla español. English spoken here. American understood. More than 650 million people in the world speak English, about sixty percent learning it as a first language. As a second language, English is in popular use in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, India, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Israel, the Netherlands, the Scandinavian countries, and half a dozen countries in Africa, among others.

Camel and assassin from the Arabic gamal and hashish. Diva, adagio, fortissimo, and numerous other musical terms from Italian. Boogeyman from the Boogie pirates in Indonesia. Smorgasbord from Swedish. Kosher, shamus, and shmear from Yiddish. Typhoon from China. Kamikaze, bonsai, and Geisha from Japan. g. guru, sahib, brahmin, and rajah. Cigar from the Mayan language. Orangutan from the Malay language. Aloha and hula from Hawaiian. Not to mention a vast international vocabulary of food terms found in many restaurant menus of America’s major cities and on television cooking programs: Biali, enchilada, taco, paella, fritata, farfel, matzo ball, sauerbraten, curry, sushi, tempura, vichyssoise, Vienna schnitzel, strudel, Sachertorte, flan, crème caramel.

Local French expressions eventually become part of the French language. The same could be said for Germany. However, a major difference is that the United States is much larger than either of these countries. Consequently, there are more local areas. What about China, Russia, and India, which also have vast land masses? Here again, there is a major difference— television and advertising. Even in remote corners of the United States, people soon become familiar with the local terminologies of the rest of the country.

Download PDF sample

American English Compendium by Marv Rubinstein


by Daniel
4.3

Rated 4.39 of 5 – based on 9 votes