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Plain Language - A Practical Guide To Easy-To-Understand Language (Paperback): E.E. Viljoen-Smook Plain Language - A Practical Guide To Easy-To-Understand Language (Paperback)
E.E. Viljoen-Smook
R250 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R61 (24%) In stock

Plain Language is an indispensable language guide and workbook. It covers typical problems when writing English, with the focus on the fields of business, marketing, economics, insurance and finance. It also looks at the simplification of the language of South African
laws, with guidelines to write simpler and how to choose alternative words.

Some of the language features covered are:

• Parts of speech
• Word pairs often confused
• Punctuation, cohesive paragraphs, negative versus positive constructions, and active versus passive voice.

Pharos Afrikaanse Woordelys & SpelreŽls (Afrikaans, Paperback, 11de Uitgawe): SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns Pharos Afrikaanse Woordelys & SpelreŽls (Afrikaans, Paperback, 11de Uitgawe)
SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns
R480 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R70 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Hierdie elfde, omvattend herbewerkte uitgawe bied (naas bestaande hoofstukke oor wisselvorme, getalle ens.) twee nuwe hoofstukke wat onderskeidelik leestekens en trappe van vergelyking bereel. Bestaande reels is aangepas en word eenvoudiger verduidelik. Nuwe lyste bied duidelike leiding oor plekname in die Ooste, landname met hul geldeenhede en ISO-kodes, en elemente in die periodieke tabel. Skryfhulp oor transliterasie, Omgangsafrikaans en die SI-stelsel maak die uitgawe ín volledige hulpbron.

Oxford South African School Dictionary - Grades 4-12 (Paperback, 4th Edition): Oxford South African School Dictionary - Grades 4-12 (Paperback, 4th Edition)
2
R157 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R11 (7%) In stock

The latest edition of bestselling South African school dictionary builds on providing solutions to every learner’s language needs.

Pansegrouw Crossword Dictionary (Paperback): L.L. Pansegrouw Pansegrouw Crossword Dictionary (Paperback)
L.L. Pansegrouw
R180 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R28 (16%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

With over 90 000 entries in alphabetical order, this dictionary is a comprehensive yet easy to use reference with material from a wide range of sources. South African as well as foreign words are included in a format that will inform, interest and entertain not only the serious crossword enthusiast, but the general reader as well.

Included in this dictionary are:

- Abbreviations in alphabetical order

- Car registration letters

- Roman numerals

- Greek and Hebrew alphabets

Collins Caribbean Student's Dictionary - Plus Unique Survival Guide (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): Collins... Collins Caribbean Student's Dictionary - Plus Unique Survival Guide (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
Collins Dictionaries, Collins Dictionaries (Children's Dictionaries Store)
R334 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R64 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The home of trusted Caribbean dictionaries and thesauruses for school use. Collins Student's Dictionary for the Caribbean is designed especially for Caribbean Students, offering up-to-date coverage of today's language. It also features a full-length Unique Survival Guide paying particular attention to the CXC syllabus, helping students write clearly and effectively. This unique dictionary has been compiled with constant reference to the Bank of English, ensuring the dictionary accurately reflects English as it is used today in a way that is most helpful to the dictionary user. The dictionary includes a Unique Survival Guide developed exclusively for Caribbean students, addressing key aspects in the CXC syllabus including errors commonly made in exams. It features tips on essay-writing, exams, grammar, letter & CV-writing and more, helping students write effectively with confidence. Additional features include entry words in colour for ease of use, detailed word histories and 'Word Tip' usage notes.

Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English - Third edition revised (Hardcover, Revised edition): Oxford Languages Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English - Third edition revised (Hardcover, Revised edition)
Oxford Languages 1
R566 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R130 (23%) In stock

Its excellent coverage of essential English vocabulary and clear, accessible style make this revised edition of the Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English ideal for general everyday use. Straightforward definitions are accompanied by plenty of example sentences to show how words behave in the language. Usage notes on tricky parts of English help you distinguish between commonly confused words, such as complementary and complimentary, orforbear and forebear, as well as giving advice on grammar. The Effective English section in the centre of the dictionary is packed with advice on how to use English in a variety of situations, such as writing CVs or letters of complaint. This revised edition has been completely redesigned and now contains even more practical help with correspondence. The clear layout and attractive two-colour design enable you to find the infromation you want quickly and easily, and the uncomplicated definitions give you the most accurate picture of the language possi

Collins Caribbean Dictionary Gem Edition (Paperback): Collins Dictionaries Collins Caribbean Dictionary Gem Edition (Paperback)
Collins Dictionaries
R137 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R25 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The home of trusted Caribbean dictionaries for everyday language learning. The world's best-selling mini dictionary specially adapted for the Caribbean. This new edition is fully up-to-date, including the most popular new words to enter the English language. This unique dictionary has been compiled with constant reference to the Bank of English, ensuring the dictionary accurately reflects English as it is used today in a way that is most helpful to the dictionary user. The dictionary includes a Unique Survival Guide developed exclusively for Caribbean students, addressing key aspects in the CXC syllabus including errors commonly made in exams. It features tips on essay-writing, exams, grammar, letter & CV-writing and more, helping students write effectively with confidence. Additional features include entry words in colour for ease of use, detailed word histories and 'Word Tip' usage notes.

Collins South African School Dictionary (Paperback): Collins South African School Dictionary (Paperback)
R160 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R32 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Collins South African School Dictionary is the perfect companion for all students aged 11+. With a very clear design throughout, it is easy to use and full of useful features to help build language confidence and help with work and study.

This new Collins South African School Dictionary has been developed with teachers to be the perfect tool for school work and homework. The clear layout makes finding entries exceptionally easy, and full definitions are given in simple language, often in complete sentences. With over 20,000 entries, many new or updated, it includes relevant curriculum vocabulary for students aged 11+.

A special supplement on spelling follows the main dictionary. It outlines key spelling rules and lists words that are commonly confused or misspelled, so it helps students to identify and master the trickiest spelling problems.

This student-friendly dictionary is an invaluable reference for all school students.

Oromo-English/ English-Oromo Dictionary & Phrasebook (Paperback): Mawadza Oromo-English/ English-Oromo Dictionary & Phrasebook (Paperback)
Mawadza
R319 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R56 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Oromo is spoken as a first language by more than 25 million Oromo and neighboring peoples in Ethiopia and Kenya. Oromo is the fourth most widely spoken language in Africa. Also known as Afaan Oromo, Oromiffa(a), and sometimes in other languages by variant spellings of these names (Oromic, Afan Oromo), Oromo is an Afro-Asiatic language. This unique, two-part resource provides travelers to Ethiopia with the tools they need for daily interaction. The bilingual dictionary has a concise vocabulary for everyday use, and the phrasebook allows instant communication on a variety of topics. Ideal for businesspeople, travelers, students, and aid workers, this guide includes: 4,000 dictionary entries, with phonetics that are intuitive for English speakers Essential phrases on topics such as transportation, dining out, and business Concise grammar and pronunciation sections.

Chinese-English English-Chinese Pocket Legal Dictionary (Paperback): Young Chen Chinese-English English-Chinese Pocket Legal Dictionary (Paperback)
Young Chen
R420 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R75 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a portable reference for anyone who needs Chinese legal terms at their fingertips. The book is designed to help communicate in real-life situations where it is vital to quickly find a legal term or phrase in Chinese.

Swedish-English / English-Swedish Dictionary & Phrasebook (Paperback): Swedish-English / English-Swedish Dictionary & Phrasebook (Paperback)
R306 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R57 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This dictionary and phrasebook is an essential resource for visitors to the land of Ingmar Bergman, Ikea, ABBA, the Nobel Prizes, Absolut Vodka, and Pippi Longstocking. A pronunciation guide and a grammar section ensure that users understand the structure of Swedish, while important contextual information will help travelers avoid embarrassing moments! The two-way dictionary totals 3,000 entries, and the phrasebook contains more than 20 sections ranging from introductions to shopping to weights & measures (with conversion chart).

Igbo-English / English-Igbo Dictionary & Phrasebook (Paperback): Igbo-English / English-Igbo Dictionary & Phrasebook (Paperback)
R311 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R56 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Igbo, also known as ibo, is one of the major languages of Nigeria. This guide contains an introduction to basic grammar, two-way dictionary, and helpful phrases arranged in 34 sections, each of which deals with aspects of everyday life. Also includes cultural information and a brief history of the Igbo people.

Italian Dictionary and Grammar - Two Books in One (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Collins Dictionaries Italian Dictionary and Grammar - Two Books in One (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Collins Dictionaries 1
R355 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R71 (20%) In stock

The home of trusted Italian dictionaries for everyday language learning. An up-to-date easy-reference Italian to English and English to Italian Collins dictionary and a user-friendly grammar guide in one handy volume. A clear layout, cultural notes and an easy-to-use, revised grammar section make this the ideal Italian reference for intermediate learners. Designed for all intermediate learners of Italian, whether at school, at home, or for business. 90,000 references and 120,000 translations will help those learning Italian take their language skills to the next level. * This edition has been revised and updated to offer extensive and relevant coverage of today's English and Italian with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation. * A comprehensive grammar guide presents detailed examples and translations to help users to understand Italian grammar - the perfect complement to the dictionary. * The clear Collins typography gives the text a contemporary feel, and along with the new alphabet tabs, ensures that users find the information they need quickly and easily.

French Dictionary and Grammar - Two Books in One (Paperback, 8th Revised edition): Collins Dictionaries French Dictionary and Grammar - Two Books in One (Paperback, 8th Revised edition)
Collins Dictionaries 1
R384 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R78 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The home of trusted French dictionaries for everyday language learning. An up-to-date easy-reference French to English and English to French Collins dictionary and a user-friendly grammar guide in one handy volume. A clear layout, cultural notes and an easy-to-use, revised grammar section make this the ideal French reference for intermediate learners. Designed for all intermediate learners of French, whether at school, at home, or for business. 96,000 references and 120,000 translations will help those learning French take their language skills to the next level. * This edition has been revised and updated to offer extensive and relevant coverage of today's English and French, with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation. * A comprehensive grammar guide presents detailed examples and translations to help users to understand French grammar - the perfect complement to the dictionary. * The clear Collins typography gives the text a contemporary feel, and along with the new alphabet tabs, ensures that users find the information they need quickly and easily.

The basic English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa aid - Words, phrases, photos (Paperback): Isabel Uys The basic English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa aid - Words, phrases, photos (Paperback)
Isabel Uys
R50 R42 Discovery Miles 420 Save R8 (16%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Speaking a few words to a person in his own language, improves relationships and builds friendships. The Basic English Afrikaans Xhosa Zulu Aid by Isabel Uys is aimed at people of all ages who wish to learn a few words or phrases in any of these four languages. This small format book will easily fit into a schoolbag, handbag or cubbyhole. The words are arranged under subjects for easy reference. The 500 photos of the actual objects are clear and colourful. This book should be very useful to adults, learners, teachers and also as a wonderful educational gift. With multilingualism becoming a necessity in South Africa, this guide is an essential addition to every household and library.

Korean Essential Dictionary - All the Words You Need, Every Day (Paperback, Edition): Collins Dictionaries Korean Essential Dictionary - All the Words You Need, Every Day (Paperback, Edition)
Collins Dictionaries
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The home of trusted Korean dictionaries for everyday language learning. A handy and affordable Korean to English and English to Korean reference for every day, including short grammars of Korean and English. Offers travellers and learners at home, school or in the office extensive and up-to-date coverage of Korean and English in a portable format. 27,000 translations. Designed for all those studying Korean who need maximum information in a handy travel format. Offers comprehensive and up-to-the-minute coverage of Korean and English. Delivers the accuracy and reliability you expect from the Collins name. With natural, idiomatic example phrases, in-depth treatment of the most important core vocabulary and help to find the exact translation you want. All Korean words, phrases and translations are transcribed using the revised Korean romanization system - ideal for beginners.

Merriam Webster's Word-for-Word Spanish-English Dictionary (English, Spanish, Paperback): Merriam-Webster Merriam Webster's Word-for-Word Spanish-English Dictionary (English, Spanish, Paperback)
Merriam-Webster
R183 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R22 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Oxford Essential French Dictionary (Paperback): Oxford Languages Oxford Essential French Dictionary (Paperback)
Oxford Languages
R193 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R46 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Oxford Essential French Dictionary is a new compact French-English and English-French dictionary that offers up-to-date coverage of all the essential day-to-day vocabulary with over 40,000 words and phrases and 60,000 translations. This dictionary is easy to use and ideal for travel, work, or study. The latest words in each language have been added, reflecting all aspects of life today, from computing and technology to lifestyle and business. Additional features include guides to French and English pronunciation, as well as help with both French and English verbs. The Oxford Essential French Dictionary is ideal for anyone in need of a handy quick reference. An essential book for the study of French.

Oxford Colour French Dictionary Plus (Paperback): Oxford Languages Oxford Colour French Dictionary Plus (Paperback)
Oxford Languages
R247 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R64 (26%) In stock

This is the reissued Oxford Colour French Dictionary Plus. This dictionary is an effective and practical reference tool for any student, adult learners, or travellers. It is especially user-friendly, with a colourful design that makes it easy to find the word you are looking for quickly. It also has usage notes, giving you help with tricky and frequently occurring words, verb lists, and grammar notes. The up-to-date centre section helps you build your vocabulary. The main focus of this section is to help you build your vocabulary. We have identified the French words you most need to know, and they are laid out clearly for you here; you will also find them marked with a handy key symbol in the A-Z text of the dictionary. Also included are word games so that you can practise your dictionary skills and learn vocabulary while having fun. The centre section also contains a calendar of holidays and festivals and an updated A-Z guide to French life and culture - ideal for the traveller and for those learning about life in French-speaking countries.

Collins English Dictionary (Paperback): Collins English Dictionary (Paperback)
1
R89 R72 Discovery Miles 720 Save R17 (19%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
Gem School Dictionary and Thesaurus - Trusted Support for Learning, in a Mini-Format (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Collins... Gem School Dictionary and Thesaurus - Trusted Support for Learning, in a Mini-Format (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Collins Dictionaries, Collins Dictionaries (Children's Dictionaries Store) 1
R163 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R31 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The home of trusted English dictionaries and thesauruses for school use. The perfect English reference for all students aged 11 and above. A combined dictionary and thesaurus, in the best-selling Gem format, it has been developed with teachers to be the perfect tool for both school work and homework. An invaluable two-in-one reference book in a handy, portable and durable format. Clear, straightforward definitions with matching thesaurus entries providing a generous choice of synonyms and antonyms. The "Get It Right" supplement addresses the main points in the 3 key curriculum areas of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.

Official SCRABBLE (R) Words - The Official, Comprehensive Word List for Scrabble (R) (Hardcover, 5th Revised edition): Collins... Official SCRABBLE (R) Words - The Official, Comprehensive Word List for Scrabble (R) (Hardcover, 5th Revised edition)
Collins Dictionaries, Collins Puzzles 1
R555 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R133 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

NEW AND FULLY UPDATED IN 2019 The latest official Scrabble word list, endorsed by governing body WESPA for use in tournament and club play from 1st July 2019, contains all valid Scrabble words. Check which words you can play with this authority on Scrabble and settle any disputes with the official list from Collins. Based on Collins English Dictionary, this is the most comprehensive Scrabble word list ever, including World English from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, and USA brought together in a single list. With more than 279,000 permissible words, including inflected forms, this is the ideal training and adjudication tool for everyone playing Scrabble. Endorsed by Mattel and WESPA (the World English-Language Scrabble Players Association) this is the essential reference for all Scrabble players. SCRABBLE (R) is a registered trademark of J. W, Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (c) 2019 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

German Dictionary Complete and Unabridged - For Advanced Learners and Professionals (Hardcover, 9th Revised edition): Collins... German Dictionary Complete and Unabridged - For Advanced Learners and Professionals (Hardcover, 9th Revised edition)
Collins Dictionaries 1
R1,146 R836 Discovery Miles 8 360 Save R310 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The home of trusted German dictionaries for everyday language learning. Comprehensive and authoritative, the ideal German to English and English to German bilingual dictionary for advanced students of German and professionals, this dictionary has been revised and updated to cover all the latest changes in both languages. * Includes the latest vocabulary from a wide range of fields, including the Internet, computing and business. The dictionary also includes special entries on life and culture in German-speaking countries. * To help you find the correct translation, long and complex entries are treated in depth and key phrases and set grammatical patterns are highlighted. * The clear layout ensures that you find exactly what you need quickly and easily. * Contains a comprehensive 'Language in Use section': a full guide to written and oral communication in German.

Gem School Dictionary - Trusted Support for Learning, in a Mini-Format (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): Collins Dictionaries,... Gem School Dictionary - Trusted Support for Learning, in a Mini-Format (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
Collins Dictionaries, Collins Dictionaries (Children's Dictionaries Store) 1
R136 R111 Discovery Miles 1 110 Save R25 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The home of trusted English dictionaries and thesauruses for school use. The perfect mini dictionary for all students aged 11 and above. Updated to include around 20,000 entries, with all the words you must know for school and exams, in the best-selling Gem format. This handy mini-sized dictionary has been developed with teachers to be the perfect tool for both school work and homework. With over 20,000 clear, concise definitions and extra help with difficult pronunciations, it gives core vocabulary for key curriculum exam subjects, plus thousands of examples of words in use. Developed with teachers, this dictionary is an indispensable tool for any secondary school student aged 11 and above. Includes a guide to punctuation, spelling and grammar, to support students in class, and during home study. Have confidence - Help with spelling, pronunciation and difficult words

Spanish Gem Dictionary - The World's Favourite Mini Dictionaries (Paperback, Tenth edition): Collins Dictionaries Spanish Gem Dictionary - The World's Favourite Mini Dictionaries (Paperback, Tenth edition)
Collins Dictionaries 2
R162 R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Save R52 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The home of trusted Spanish dictionaries for everyday language learning. With 40,000 words and phrases and 60,000 translations packed into this Collins Gem Spanish to English and English to Spanish dictionary, you'll have everything you need to know on the go. All the latest words reflecting changes in modern lifestyle are included in this small Spanish dictionary, plus notes about life in Spanish-speaking countries and top tips on commonly confused words. This is the perfect choice for travellers, students and business people. An essential, user-friendly travel Phrasefinder is included, along with a handy menu-reader ensuring you always get what you expect from a meal out. A clear layout, useful examples, and language and cultural notes makes this Collins Spanish Gem dictionary ideal for school and a great companion to GCSE Spanish. For more on Spanish language usage, the Collins Spanish Essential Dictionary (9780008270735) or the Spanish Pocket Dictionary (9780008183653) are available for purchase.

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