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Oxford Dictionaries

URL https://premium.oxforddictionaries.com
Description UVic subscribes to Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, English and Chinese

Initially offering millions of words, phrases, and translations, in French, German, Spanish and Italian, the site will expand to include many other languages such as Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Polish. Included are usage examples and illustrative phrases, grammar guidance, click-through verb tables and pronunciation charts, explanations of grammatical terms, and help with spelling and punctuation. Also included are hundreds of correspondence templates including sample letters, CVs and resumes to provide practical help with writing in each language. Contextualized language reference help includes notes on life and culture, guidance on grammar and idiomatic usage, and Words of the Day. Updates every six months ensure that the most current meanings and the latest new words are just a click away. Advanced search options allow users to search the full text of each dictionary, or restrict a search to specific parts of speech or language register. Extensive links to language lea! rning and usage supplements provide a 'learn as you go' gateway to further language study. Citation information is available for all entries. Coming soon: revolutionary pronunciation software allowing users to hear how words sound.

Subjects Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Publisher Oxford University Press
Subscription Subscription
Alumni Access No
   

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