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Description: Compiled by expert teams of Spanish and English lexicographers, the Concise Oxford Spanish Dictionary provides rich, contemporary coverage of Spanish from around the world. Drawing on Oxford's English and Spanish Language Reading Programs, which use sophisticated methods to search for new terminology and ensure that the latest vocabulary from world-wide Spanish and English is covered, this brand new edition contains over 175,000 words and phrases, and 240,000 translations, including numerous new words that have entered both languages in recent years. Not only does it provide remarkable coverage of the general, scientific, literary, and technical vocabulary of contemporary Spanish and English, the Concise Oxford Spanish Dictionary is also easy to use, with an ultra-clear layout featuring a two-color text design and printed thumb tabs for quick reference. The Dictionary also provides extensive help with tricky issues of grammar and word usage. And in addition to providing a wealth of information on both languages, it also includes a thoroughly revised center section, featuring a correspondence guide with sample letters, emails, and CVs, plus a guide to telephoning and text messaging. The book also contains fun and informative culture notes on life and living in the Spanish-speaking world, plus new sections on Spanish as used around the world, false friends (similar words that mean very different things (una decepcion is a disappointment, not a deception), and Spanglish. Also new to this edition is an internet supplement, covering online shopping, banking and booking tickets, plus social networking. A comprehensive English-Spanish and Spanish-English dictionary with new words and phrases based on findings from Oxford's famed reading programs, here is the ideal reference for both English and Spanish speakers who need a high quality intermediate dictionary covering both languages.