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This dictionary provides coverage of 120,000 words and phrases, and over 190,000 translations. It includes completely up-to-date treatment of contemporary Russian and English, including amniocentesis, global warming, information superhighway, multimedia, streetwise,
. There is extra in-text grammatical information; extended constructions, complementation, and difficult points of grammar. It records Russian as it is used today, with special emphasis on modern idioms and colloquial usage, highlighted by numerous illustrative examples. The dictionary also covers common abbreviations and acronyms such as APC, HRT, PC, OMOH, and CKB.
New to this edition is a guide to Russian language and culture on the World-Wide-Web. A new guide to email and the Internet offers a unique gateway to language and culture in the Russian-speaking world. There is also a Thematic wordfinder, which brings together the essential vocabulary from a broad range of subject areas, including the environment, society, business and industry, communication, media, and the arts. Specially designed as a reference section for writing, it covers the key topics required by regional exam boards.
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When The Oxford Russian-English Dictionary
first appeared in 1993, it was praised by the Times Educational Supplement
as essential for the bookshelf of every Russian specialist and was chosen as one of the outstanding reference books of the year by Choice
. It was in fact the first truly comprehensive, up-to-the-minute Russian-English dictionary to be published in either Russia or the West.
Now comes The Concise Oxford Russian Dictionary, which captures the reliability and scope of its acclaimed parent, in a more compact and affordable volume. It will quickly become a standard bilingual reference for both students of Russian and native Russian speakers, as well as specialists, translators, travelers and international business executives. Featuring over 120,000 words and phrases, with 190,000 translations, The Concise Oxford Russian Dictionary is the first Russian dictionary of its scope to offer the transcription into the International Phonetic Alphabet of every English headword, an indispensable pronunciation guide for native speakers of Russian.
Unsurpassed in convenience or in wide ranging, reliable coverage, The Concise Oxford Russian Dictionary is the most authoritative reference available of its size.
Drawing on the work done on the Oxford Russian Dictionary
, this new desk reference is the most authoritative dictionary of its size.
Incorporating much up-to-date vocabulary, including new words created by recent changes in the former Soviet Union, The Oxford Russian Desk Dictionary includes over 70,000 words and phrases and 120,000 translations. As in the larger dictionary, it offers superb coverage of modern idioms and colloquial usage, numerous illustrative examples of vocabulary in context, common abbreviations and acronyms, helpful advice on difficult points of grammar, and pronunciations in the International Phonetic Alphabet for all English headwords.
Portable, reliable, and inexpensive, The Oxford Russian Desk Dictionary is an ideal reference for students, scholars, businesspeople, and travelers.
Readers will find over 160,000 words and phrases, and 260,000 translations, covering all areas of use, from the technical to the literary. The dictionary's special features include a 32-page color visual dictionary covering topics ranging from agriculture to astronomy to sports, a two-page section of color maps, and a two-page section of colors.
About the Author
About the Editor:
Colin Howlett has been involved in Russian lexicography and translation since the early 1970s. He has advised on and contributed to a number of Russian dictionaries produced both in Russia and the West.