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Title:
The University of Chicago Spanish dictionary : Spanish-English, English-Spanish
Author:
Castillo, Carlos, 1889-1967.
Edition:
Fifth edition / David Pharies, editor in chief ; María Irene Moyna, associate editor ; Gary K. Baker, assistant editor ; Erica Fischer Dorantes, editorial assistant.
Publication Information:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
xviii, 586 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
"Originally compiled by Carlos Castillo and Otto F. Bond."
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780226666884

9780226666891
Format :
Book

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Summary

The University of Chicago Spanish Dictionary is the most popular dictionary of its kind. Its familiar name is known to millions of general readers, students, educators, and travelers. Improved for greater ease of use, and brought completely up to date, the fifth edition of The University of Chicago Spanish Dictionary is now more than ever the perfect resource for both language learners and experienced language users.

With thousands of added entries, the Dictionary builds on the features that have made it the leader in its field for more than fifty years: authority, scope, clarity, and conciseness. And with this edition, the Dictionary brilliantly captures the current core vocabularies of two rapidly changing--and increasingly connected--languages and cultures.

Entirely bilingual, the fifth edition focuses on two contemporary international languages--American English and a basic, worldwide Spanish that draws from both Latin American and Iberian sources.

Designed for a wide range of users, including travelers, businesspeople, students, teachers, and professionals, the new Dictionary is the essential first resource for speakers of both languages--from beginners to those at all other stages. Up to date, just comprehensive enough, and extraordinarily clear and easy to use, the new edition of The University of Chicago Spanish Dictionary stands alone. No other dictionary offers so many users so much help--or so much value.


Author Notes

David Pharies , a Professor of Spanish at the University of Florida, enjoys an international reputation as an expert on the history and development of the Spanish language. His publications deal chiefly with Spanish morphology, lexicology, and etymology.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

The first new edition in 15 years of this popular dictionary, with many new words and meanings and more grammatical information. Partly to save space, "the frequent references to regional usage characteristics of the fourth edition have been de-emphasized here." RBB.


Publisher's Weekly Review

It's no secret that the Latinization of America is proceeding at a quick pace, so it follows that one of the more important reference books for the new century would be a Spanish-English dictionary. The University of Chicago Press has a history of publishing foreign-language textbooks dating back to the 1920s, and their Spanish-English dictionary has always been well regarded. Lacking the European air of a Larousse or a Langenscheidt, this new edition (the first in 15 years) stresses the malleability of both the American version of English and the Latin American version of Spanish. Besides the obligatory concise descriptions of grammar and verb conjugation, this edition includes new "context cues," which distinguish layers of meaning. For example, "soft" can be used to describe both butter and skin in English, whereas in Spanish, soft butter is blando, and soft skin is suave. Editor Pharies, a professor of Spanish at the University of Florida, also includes an array of jargon for the high-tech world (e.g., en linea for "online"), proving that Latin America is not yet succumbing to vulgar Spanglishisms. While the task of cataloguing regionalisms across Latin America is daunting, this dictionary does capture much of its slang, and even sometimes off-color usage, making the book as warm as its easygoing typeface. (Aug.) Forecast: Previous editions have sold more than 10 million copies, and the publisher notes that this edition is perfect not only for students but for travelers, businesspeople and other professionals. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition Preaacute;mbulo a la quinta edicioacute;n How to Use
The University of Chicago Spanish Dictionary
Coacute;mo usar el
Universidad de Chicago Diccionario Espantilde;ol-Ingleacute;s, Ingleacute;s-Espantilde;ol
Spanish-English · Espantilde;ol-Ingleacute;s
List of Abbreviations
Spanish Pronunciation
Notes on Spanish Grammar
Common Spanish Suffixes
Spanish Regular Verbs
Spanish Irregular and Orthographic Changing Verbs
Spanish-English Dictionary, A-ZIngleacute;s-Espantilde;ol · Spanish-EnglishLista de abreviaturas
Pronunciacioacute;n inglesa
Notas sobre grammatiacute;ca inglesa
Sufijos comunes del ingleacute;s
Verbos irregulares de la lengua inglesa
Diccionario ingleacute;s-espantilde;ol, A-Z

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