Compiled by expert teams of Spanish and English lexicographers and boasting a two-color layout, the Oxford Spanish Dictionary provides the richest, most contemporary coverage of Spanish from around the world. The result of thorough research using sophisticated computer programs to search for new terminology and ensure that all the latest vocabulary from Latin American Spanish and American English is covered, this superb resource covers over 24 varieties of Spanish as it is written and spoken throughout the Spanish-speaking worldfrom Spain to Mexico, from Peru to the River Plate.
The fourth edition includes more than 4,000 new words, with over 300,000 words and phrases and half a million translations in total. The dictionary provides extensive supplementary material covering business, IT, and scientific terminology, and a completely revised section on the cultures of Spanish and English-speaking countries. As in previous editions, there are thousands of sample sentences to illustrate meaning and usage, special emphasis on idioms and regional expressions, and extensive glosseries for easy identification of senses, style, levels, and more. The volume also offers more than 100 pages of helpful appendices.
The Oxford Spanish Dictionary includes a free SpeakSpanish Pronunciation CD-ROM, which enables you to type in a word or phrase or even paste in text from the web, and hear it spoken back to you in perfect Spanish.
A work of unprecedented scope that captures how both languages are spoken and written in all contextsfrom literature to informal speech to technical writingthe Oxford Spanish Dictionary is the ideal reference for native speakers of either language. Accessible, attractively designed, and wide-ranging, this dictionary is an essential tool for all students and teachers, as well as translators and language professionals. The Oxford Spanish Dictionary is the ultimate resource and the first place to turn for answers to all Spanish-English language questions.