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Foreign Words & Phrases

Foreign Words & Phrases

Foreign Words & Phrases

Foreign Words & Phrases

More Than 4,500 Terms and Expressions from Around the World

  • By: Martin H Manser

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ISBN: 9788130934372

Bind: Paperback

Year: 2016

Pages: 494

Size: 140 x 216 mm

Publisher: Facts On File Inc.

Published in India by: Viva Books

Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books

Sales Territory: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka


Ralph Waldo Emerson once described the English language as “the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven.” Today more than ever, we English speakers sprinkle our writings and everyday conversations with words and phrases derived from other languages. Foreign Words and Phrases, Second Editionclarifies and explains more than 4,500 of these terms and expressions, covering a wide range of fields, from law and music to philosophy and cuisine. Existing entries have been revised and updated, and more than 500 new entries have been added to this edition, including


  • terms that have become more frequently used in contemporary English, such as retro and sudoku
  • more prefixes and suffixes, such as eco- and -fest
  • terms relating to food, such as panini, burrito,provolone, and wasabi
  • terms relating to religions, such as Veda
  • miscellaneous new terms, such as dreck, madrasa, and tort
  • and much more

Entries include pronunciations in American English, parts of speech and other relevant grammatical information, languages of origin, concise definitions, examples of use, and etymological backgrounds. Entertaining and authoritative, Foreign Words and Phrases, Second Edition is a valuable resource for students, writers, and language lovers alike.

Target Audience:

Students & academics of English.

Preface to the New Edition • Introduction • Foreign Words and Phrases • Index

About the Authors:

Martin H. Manser is a reference book writer and editor based in England. He is the author of Guide to Good Writing.


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