Category «Language Learning»

Zakennayo!: The Real Japanese You Were Never Taught in School

By Philip J. Cunningham

The japanese are recognized for his or her well mannered discourse and deferential demeanor, yet there is one other aspect to the language of the land of the emerging sun--and each of its biting curses, scathing slanders, and frustration-venting expressions is captured the following during this important repertoire of "colorful" eastern expressions. sixteen line drawings.

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De re publica: Vom Staat (Reclams Rote Reihe - Fremdsprachentexte)

By Marcus Tullius Cicero

Monarchie, Aristokratie oder Demokratie – welche ist die beste Staatsform? Bricht nicht früher oder später doch eine jede zusammen? In »De re publica« lässt Cicero die Mitglieder des Scipionenkreises über eben dieses brisante Thema diskutieren. Die Mischverfassung der Römischen Republik sei die stabilste von allen und insofern die bestmögliche, so das Fazit. Aber welche Eigenschaften sollte der ideale Politiker mitbringen?
Nicht zuletzt weil das Thema von Ciceros staatsphilosophischer Schrift heute nicht minder aktuell ist, ist ihre Lektüre in den meisten Bundesländern fest im Lehrplan verankert.

Texte in der Originalsprache, mit Übersetzungen schwieriger Wörter am Fuß jeder Seite, Nachwort und Literaturhinweisen.

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Samskrta-Subodhini: A Sanskrit Primer (Michigan Papers on South and Southeast Asia)

By Madhav Deshpande

Samskrta-Subodhini: A Sanskrit Primer marks the end result of Professor Deshpande's event of educating Sanskrit on the collage of Michigan for over twenty-five years. proven in periods at Michigan and in other places and successively more suitable for over two decades, the instructing fabrics within the publication now provide a good device to profit and educate Sanskrit. It goals at educating Sanskrit as a language, instead of as a non secular or mystical entity. It additionally simplifies the method of studying Sanskrit through dissociating this language-learning method from the heavy burdens imposed either by means of the culture of Indo-European linguistics and the culture of indigenous Sanskrit grammarians in India. by way of treating Sanskrit as a effective language, instead of as a useless language only to be deciphered, the e-book represents an important strengthen over the conventional Western method of the examine of Sanskrit.
Work in this publication all started in 1976, and now virtually generations of Professor Deshpande's scholars have used successively better types. The book's examples contain many converted models of classical Sanskrit passages from epic texts corresponding to The Mahabharata and The Ramayana. The booklet additionally includes examples from Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain traditions, in addition to samples of Sanskrit poetry and satire.
Madhav M. Deshpande is Professor of Sanskrit and Linguistics within the division of Asian Languages and Cultures, college of Michigan, the place he has been at the school considering that 1972. His examine pertains to the fields of Paninian linguistics, ancient linguistics, and sociolinguistics, in addition to the cultural and linguistic heritage of India. along with his learn courses, Professor Deshpande has participated in Sastric and literary debates in Sanskrit and has additionally released Sanskrit poems and plays.

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Hugo Advanced French

By Ronald Overy, Jacqueline Lecanuet

Parlez-vous Francais? upon getting used this consultant you need to be conversing French with self assurance. rigorously established, the week-by-week path walks you thru the right way to increase conversing, writing, studying and hearing French. each one bankruptcy should still raise your language abilities and self assurance. A mini French-English dictionary presents the basic phrases it is important to order frogs legs in a country cafe in Montmartre or to cheer at the can-can women on the Moulin Rouge.

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Essential German Grammar (Essential Language Grammars)

By Martin Durrell

Crucial German Grammar is a student-friendly German grammar designed to offer newbies an organization origin on which to construct whilst constructing their communicative abilities. The reference grammar part is straightforward to exploit, with transparent motives, genuine examples and visually beautiful tables. A separate workout part, with solutions, supplies scholars the chance to check themselves and positioned into perform what they've got learned.

Key beneficial properties: * color tables and transparent format facilitate studying * word list of grammatical phrases and available reasons * Designed for use as a free-standing grammar or as a starting place grammar for Hammer's German Grammar and utilization. * Cartoons and an genuine textual content on the finish of every bankruptcy placed the grammar issues in context

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Homeric Vocabularies: Greek and English Word-Lists for the Study of Homer

By Edgar Johnson Goodspeed

An crucial step in studying and utilizing any language is the purchase of a operating vocabulary. Many equipment were devised to aid with this acquisition, them all stressing the elemental significance of learning the phrases most often used. The Owen and Goodspeed word-lists—in which Homeric phrases are prepared in response to frequency of utilization, divided into different types based on elements of speech, and provided in an easy-to-use format—are quite helpful.

The word-lists are dependent partly upon Gehring’s famed Index Homericus and are designed to assist the coed examine Homeric phrases in a scientific means, thereby marking the interpreting of Homer a worthwhile and common experience.

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Parallel Text: Italian Short Stories 2: Racconti Italiani 2

By Dimitri Vittorini

This moment quantity of Italian brief tales, with its parallel translations goals - because the first quantity did - to exemplify the richness and diversity of Italian writing of the 20 th century. during this quantity, notwithstanding, the various language used is a bit more complicated and the translations a bit of much less literal. Moravia and Calvino, either popular to British and American readers, seem back besides Italo Svevo, Comisso, Vittorini, Rigoni - Stern, Fenoglio and Pasolini in order that the literature of either Rome and the provinces is absolutely represented. There also are discussions of the fewer ordinary phrases and dialect expressions within the Italian textual content.

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