Oxford Essential Dictionary for Kurdish Learners of English

Oxford Essential Dictionary for Kurdish Learners of English

This new bilingual dictionary gives all the essential help and information that Sorani-speaking elementary and pre-intermediate learners of English need.

Format: Mixed media format

The new Oxford Essential Dictionary for Kurdish Learners of English is a corpus-based dictionary of the essential vocabulary that learners need at elementary and pre-intermediate level.

It contains the latest vocabulary, information on how to use words, Kurdish translations, example sentences, a Kurdish-English index, and illustrations.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-435111-9

With over 24,000 words, phrases, and meanings, the Oxford Essential Dictionary for Kurdish Learners of English gives all the essential help and information that Sorani-speaking elementary and pre-intermediate learners of English need.

2,000 of the most important words in English are marked as keywords, so students know which words to learn first.

Notes give extra help with grammar, pronunciation, culture, speaking, spelling, and word building, and the Kurdish-English index makes it easy to find the English word you want to look up.

The CD-ROM includes the full dictionary, with look-up in both English and Kurdish, and audio files for all headwords, so students can also listen to the meaning.

Key features

  • Over 24,000 words, phrases and meanings.
  • 13,000 examples help students use words correctly.
  • Find the English words you want to look up with the Kurdish-English index.
  • Up-to-date words, phrases, and translations.
  • The 2,000 most important and useful words to learn at each level marked as keywords.
  • 500 notes on spelling, grammar and difficult or confusing words and phrases help students avoid mistakes.
  • Illustrations make meanings clearer.
  • Look up English definitions and Kurdish translations in the CD-ROM, and listen to the meaning of headwords.

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary for Kurdish Learners of English helps elementary and pre-intermediate learners understand what words mean and how to use them correctly.

Specifically designed for Sorani-speaking learners of English, this new bilingual dictionary has clear English definitions and Kurdish translations, and thousands of authentic and up-to-date example sentences.

A Kurdish-English index at the back of the dictionary helps learners find the word they want to look up. They can look up a word in Kurdish in the index, and then look up the English word in the dictionary for the definition, pronunciation, example sentences, and other helpful information on usage.

Over 24,000 words, phrases and meanings include the equivalent word in American English (cash machine/ATM, aubergine/eggplant, wallet/billfold).

200 new words reflect today's English, for example upload, interactive whiteboard, and LOL.

The dictionary focuses on the essential information that elementary and pre-intermediate learners need most. It identifies the 2,000 most important words to know, taken from the Oxford 3000™*. These 2,000 words are used as the defining vocabulary, so definitions are easy to understand.

13,000 corpus-based examples show how words work in practice, helping students use words correctly. The dictionary also contains over 1,000 synonyms and opposites.

The 500 blue note boxes help students with grammar, pronunciation, speaking, spelling, culture, and word building. Which Word? notes help with easily confused words and common errors (e.g. accept/except, among/between).

220 photos, cartoons, and drawings make difficult words easy to understand.

The CD-ROM that accompanies the dictionary features the full dictionary text, with look-up in both English and Kurdish. Audio files are available for all headwords.

* Oxford 3000™. These words are the most important because they occur frequently in the language, are widely used (in science, arts, spoken English, etc.), or because there are no alternative words to express the same meaning (for example, vegetables, hungry, aunt).