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Russian For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Published 04-18-2022

Russian For Dummies is an excellent resource for students, tourists, and businesspeople looking for an introduction to this popular and complex language. The book includes updated coverage of how to use Russian phrases for everyday situations, updated audio recordings (offered online) of conversations in Russian, and much more.

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Latin For Dummies, 2nd edition

Published 04-18-2022

Latin can be challenging, but it's also fun to learn this ancient language that is the root to Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, and more. Beginning with Latin you may already know, like carpe diem and quid pro quo, the book walks you through essential Latin grammar and everyday Latin phrases. It also explores how Latin shaped and molded modern languages, including English.

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Hebrew For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Published 04-11-2022

As with any language, the quickest way to master Hebrew basics is to immerse yourself in its sounds and rhythms. The next best thing to six months in Haifa, Hebrew For Dummies, 2nd Edition lets you do just that! Whether you want to communicate with your Israeli cousins, understand Jewish prayers and sacred literature, impress your Jewish in-laws, or you're planning a trip to Israel, this book/audio package will help.

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Italian Recipes For Dummies

Published 03-21-2022

In Italian Recipes For Dummies, award-winning chef and author Amy Riolo delivers a step-by-step guide to creating authentic Italian dishes. The book starts with the basics and progresses to more advanced techniques and recipes. You'll discover how to shop for, plan, and cook delicious, authentic, Italian meals.

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French Visual Dictionary For Dummies

Published 07-21-2021

<b>French</b> Visual Dictionary <p><b>Learn French more quickly with pictures!</b><p>You&#8217;re more likely to remember something when you see it. So this Visual Dictionary helps you speed up your language learning by including a full-color photo with every term, letting you build your French vocabulary faster. Whether you want to get ahead in a class or dream of chatting with the locals on that long-planned trip to Paris, this book is what you need! Organized around themes such as simple conversation, food and dining, essential accommodations, and more, it can be your secret weapon.<p><b>Inside</b><ul><li>Navigating a city</li><li>Shopping and dealing with money</li><li>Dining out</li><li>Handling emergencies</li></ul>

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German Visual Dictionary For Dummies

Published 07-14-2021

<b>German</b> Visual Dictionary <p><b>A visual way to learn German</b><p>It&#8217;s a fact&#8212;seeing something helps us remember it. This handy guide helps you build your German vocabulary with full-color pictures that illustrate the words. You&#8217;ll be able to communicate with native speakers faster as you learn and remember more words and their meanings. The book is organized by themes such as transportation, accommodations, restaurants and eating, sports, emergencies, shopping, and more, making it especially useful for travelers. Boost your learning speed today!<p><b>Inside</b><ul><li>Navigate a city</li><li>Handle money like a local</li><li>Master short conversations</li><li>Be prepared for emergencies</li></ul>

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Spanish Visual Dictionary For Dummies

Published 07-07-2021

<p><b>The&nbsp;must-have resource&nbsp;for your next trip to a Spanish-speaking&nbsp;destination&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Spanish is&nbsp;a&nbsp;fun, useful, and exciting language to learn and speak.&nbsp;But how can you get started when you don&rsquo;t know&nbsp;a &ldquo;ciudad&rdquo;&nbsp;(city)&nbsp;from a&nbsp;&ldquo;cita&rdquo;&nbsp;(appointment)?&nbsp;And how can you&nbsp;make sure you remember all those new words after you learn them?&nbsp;With&nbsp;<i>Spanish Visual Dictionary&nbsp;For Dummies</i>,&nbsp;you&rsquo;ll&nbsp;&nbsp;see&nbsp;words and pictures for every term, helping you build stronger connection, recognition, and recall.&nbsp;</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll be&nbsp;chatting&nbsp;like a native speaker in no time as you&nbsp;refer to the&nbsp;memorable photos and&nbsp;their accompanying&nbsp;English and Spanish words. Expand your Spanish vocabulary faster than you thought possible with topics arranged by themes&nbsp;such as&nbsp;transportation, getting around, restaurants and food, and handling emergencies.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this&nbsp;handy resource, you&rsquo;ll get:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>A simple and easy pronunciation guide to help you&nbsp;with sounds, rhythm, and intonation&nbsp;</li> <li>Hundreds&nbsp;of&nbsp;full-color images to help you&nbsp;communicate and remember useful ideas, phrases, and words&nbsp;</li> <li>Chapters organized by functional themes so you can quickly&nbsp;order food, find landmarks, and&nbsp;navigate from Point A to Point B&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Perfect for travelers and&nbsp;expats making their way around a Spanish-speaking country or neighborhood, the&nbsp;<i>Spanish Visual Dictionary For Dummies</i>&nbsp;is the must-have travel companion for Spanish beginners&nbsp;that will turn your next trip into an immersive&nbsp;adventure.&nbsp;Vamos!&nbsp;(Let&rsquo;s go!)&nbsp;</p>

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Japanese Character Writing For Dummies

Published 01-09-2020

<p><b>Learn to write 100 Japanese characters</b></p> <p>If you want to join the ranks of more than 128 million speakers of Japanese worldwide, this book should be your first stop! Whether studying for school, business, or travel, learning to write the Japanese Kanji characters is essential to gain a working knowledge of this language.</p> <p>Japanese is considered to be the most complicated writing system in the world, with tens of thousands of characters. But with <i>Japanese Character Writing For Dummies</i>, you&rsquo;ll find easy step-by-step instructions for writing the first 100 Japanese Kanji characters with ease.</p> <ul> <li>Includes online bonus content featuring videos, downloadable flashcards, and printable writing pages</li> <li>Offers easy-to-follow instruction for writing 100 Japanese characters</li> <li>Helps you take your understanding of the language to a new level</li> <li>Shows you how to use the written word to communicate with native speakers</li> </ul> <p>Learning to write Japanese Kanji characters is fun &mdash; and now it&rsquo;s fast and easy too!</p>

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Arabic Character Writing For Dummies

Published 11-05-2019

<p><b>Learn to write in Arabic</b></p> <p>In Arabic, there are different levels of language. The written language, which is studied in this book, is literary Arabic, sometimes also called classical Arabic or even modern or standard Arabic. It is the language of the Quran, classical poetry, literature and the media. The Arabic plume consists of 28 consonants and three long vowels. Each consonant is accompanied by a vowel which is placed above or below the consonant.</p> <p>Arabic speakers are in great demand in the United States, due to the country's political commitments to the Middle East, but only 25 percent of non-native speakers know the language in enough detail to function as translators, interpreters, analysts, or field agents.&nbsp;<i>Arabic Character Writing For Dummies</i> helps you write this language clearly and correctly.</p> <ul> <li>Learn to write the Arabic alphabet</li> <li>Find free instructional videos, flashcards, and printable writing pages online</li> <li>Build upon your mastery of the language</li> <li>Get ahead at work or in your personal life</li> </ul> <p><i>Arabic Character Writing For Dummies</i> is designed for beginners, students, and lifelong learners wishing to write in Arabic.</p>

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Japanese For Dummies

Published 12-27-2018

<p><b>Learn to speak Japanese</b></p> <p>Japanese language enrollment is up by 27.5 percent since 2006, making it the sixth most popular language studied on college campuses. Whether studying for school, business, or travel, <i>Japanese For Dummies</i> provides complete coverage of all Japanese language essentials including grammar, usage, and vocabulary.</p> <p>Complete with free conversational audio tracks online, this handy book offers everything you need to learn the Japanese language to get ahead in class or on a trip to Japan. In no time, you&rsquo;ll make sense of the language well enough to communicate with native speakers!</p> <ul> <li>Includes expanded coverage of grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations</li> <li>Provides a refreshed mini-dictionary with even more essential vocabulary</li> <li>Offers useful exercises and practice opportunities&nbsp;</li> <li>Helps you learn to speak conversational Japanese with ease</li> </ul> Whether for work, school, or fun,<i> Japanese For Dummies </i>is the fast and easy way to add this language to your skillset!

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