The Oxford Spanish Dictionary and Grammar
Author: John Butt, Edited by Carol Styles Carvajal, Michael Britton, Jane Horwood
Published: November 2001
Format: Paperback 852 pages
This major new edition of Oxford Spanish Dictionary and Grammar has been fully revised to cover all the essential vocabulary and grammar of everyday life. Designed to meet the needs of students at all levels, as well as those of tourists and business people, it is a complete and handy reference to the Spanish language. Over 100,000 words, phrases and translations provide extensive coverage and up-to-the-minute vocabulary. Frequently used words are given a special layout with usage notes throughout the dictionary and new warning symbols make slang and informal words and expressions instantly identifiable.
The Grammar section offers a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide covering the construction of the language including explanations of modern usage and grammar; information on the differences between spoken and written Spanish (with helpful examples taken from everyday speech, newspapers, and magazines); coverage of Latin American Spanish; separate sections on word order, prepositions, punctuation, and colloquial and technical words; and an extensive glossary and full index.
For those just learning Spanish or those fine-tuning their language skills, this is an essential resource.