Intended primarily for English-speaking users, The Oxford English-Russian Dictionary features 92,000 English words, phrases, and vocabulary items, and 148,000 translations. Prepared with the aid of native Russian speakers, the dictionary focuses on the correct translation of colloquial and idiomatic language, as well as providing glosses on English words to ensure selection of the right Russian equivalents. It also includes familiar or important Americanisms and a listing of personal and geographical names. This outstanding reference will be an invaluable reference source for any student of the Russian language.
Author: Marcus Wheeler,Boris Ottokar Unbegaun,Paul Stephen Falla,Della Thompson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Foreign Language Study
The fourth edition of the Oxford Russian Dictionary is an invaluable text for any serious student of Russian, or any Russian native speaker learning English.This edition also contains many enhancements, including new supplementary material with a correspondence section, grammar help, and extra sections on the pronunciation of Russian and English.The text has also been updated with hundreds of new words - in both the English and Russian sides of the dictionary - especially important given changes in language and culture over the last few years. These new words mean that the Oxford Russian Dictionary continues to be the leader in its field as the most comprehensive, up-to-date Russian dictionary available.The dictionary is also more accessible for Russian speakers, with the addition of contextualizations on the Russian-English side to help users select the most appropriate translation. There is an extensive guide to English grammar, written in Russian, and the Russian native speaker who wishes to use or understand American English is well catered for.This dictionary includes 12 months' access* to Oxford's premium Russian / 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 muchmore.*Terms and conditions apply; please see www.oxforddictionaries.com/access for information.
Provides over 45,000 expressions and words, along with a pronunciation guide, Russian grammar and alphabet tables, references for such categories as weights and geographic names, and examples that put isolated words and phrases into context.
A new easy-to-use Russian dictionary, specifically suited to adult beginner level, offering all the words and phrases you'll need as a beginner, plus a complete learning and lifestyle kit with a list of the words you really need to know, grammar help, verb tables, social survival tips and cultural information, dates for your diary, and a phrasefinder.
Jessie Coulson,Nigel Rankin,Colin Howlett,Della F. Thompson
Author: Jessie Coulson,Nigel Rankin,Colin Howlett,Della F. Thompson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"The most complete and succinct" (The Times Literary Supplement), lexicon of its type, this dictionary is a favorite of students, scholars, business people, and travelers. No other pocket dictionary can match its outstanding features: more than 70,000 words and phrases; illustrative examples of vocabulary in context; common abbreviations and acronyms, and more.
Containing over 3,100 entries on all aspects of both human and physical geography, this best-selling dictionary is the most authoritative single-volume reference work of its kind. It includes coverage of cartography, surveying, meteorology, climatology, ecology, population, industry, and development. Worked examples and diagrams are provided for many entries, including 15 new illustrations. All existing entries have been fully revised and updated for this new edition, and there is now expanded coverage of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and glacial geomorphology, as well as the inclusion of more international examples within definitions, broadening its coverage considerably. The dictionary includes more than 400 new entries, including economies of scope, marginalization, rurality, and tax havens and offshore financial centres. Recommended web links are suggested for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Geography companion website. Packed with clear, concise, and authoritative information, this A-Z reference is an essential companion for all students and teachers of geography.
How Chinese Communists Fell in Love with the Russian Revolution
Author: Elizabeth McGuire
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Prologue at Vova's -- Map of contemporary Russia and China -- Introduction: Serious romance -- Part I. First encounters, circa 1921 -- Emi's adventures : Changsha-Paris-Moscow -- Qu's quest : Tolstoy and the Trans-Siberian -- New youth, new Russians -- Part II. School crushes, 1920s -- School dramas -- Shanghai University and the Comintern's curriculum -- A crush on Russia : Qu's female protégés -- Chiang Kaishek's son in red wonderland -- Heartbreak : the demise of Qu -- Part III. Love affairs, 1930s-1940s -- Kolia the Chinese -- Liza/Li : the agitator and the aristocrat -- Emi/Eva : the love affairs of a Sino-Soviet poet -- The legend of He Zizhen, Mao's wife in Yanan and Moscow -- Sino-Soviet love children -- Part IV. Families, 1950s -- Male metaphors : Mao, Stalin and brotherhood -- Wang, Dasha, and Nastya : Russian romance redux -- Legitimate offspring : Chinese students in 1950s Moscow -- Female families : Liza's home, Eva's adventures -- Part V. Last kisses, 1960s and beyond -- The split within : Sino-Soviet families under pressure -- Defiant romantics : ironies of cultural revolution -- Nostalgia : Wang's search -- Epilogue at Yura's
This is the most innovative, comprehensive, and scholarly bilingual dictionary of Russian idioms available today. It includes close to 14,000 idioms, set expressions, and sayings found in contemporary colloquial Russian and in literature from the nineteenth century to the present. The Russian idioms are provided with many English equivalents to render idioms in various contexts. Illustrative examples are cited to show how the idioms are used in context. Each entry also contains a grammatical description of the idiom, a definition—an innovative feature for a bilingual dictionary—and stylistic and usage information. A most notable part of the work is the alphanumeric index that makes finding the right expression very easy.
For the businessperson, tourist or student. Common situations, such as; going through Customs, checking into hotel, making phone calls, going to the post office, extending and accepting an invitation. Learn about the country's history and culture, driving tips, social customs, as well as basic language skills, vocabulary, grammar and phrases.
David Dyer's astonishing novel The Midnight Watchis based on the true story of the SS Californian, the ship that sawtheTitanic'sdistress rockets and yet, unfathomably, did nothing. A psychological thriller. Sometimes the smallest of human failings can lead to the greatest of disasters On a wretchedly cold night in the North Atlantic, a steamer stopped in an icefield sees the glow of another ship on the horizon. Just after midnight the first of eight distress rockets is fired. Why did theCalifornian look on while theTitanicsank? As soon as Boston Americanreporter John Steadman lays eyes on the man who stood the midnight watch on the Californian, he knows there's another story lurking behind the official one. Herbert Stone must have seen something, and yet his ship did nothing while the calamity took place. Now Stone, under his captain's orders, must carry his secret in silence, while Steadman is determined to find it out. So begins a strange dance around the truth by these three men. Haunted by the fifteen hundred who went to their deaths in those icy waters, and by the loss of his own baby son years earlier, Steadman must either find redemption in the Titanic's tragedy or lose himself. Based on true events, The Midnight Watchis at once a heart-stopping mystery and a deeply knowing novel - about the frailty of men, the strength of women, the capriciousness of fate and the price of loyalty.