diccionario de refranes   a dictionary of proverbs delfin carbonell basset 9788476281673

DICCIONARIO DE REFRANES - A DICTIONARY OF PROVERBS

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  • Nº de páginas: 441
  • Encuadernación: Tapa dura
  • Editoral: EL SERBAL
  • Lengua: CASTELLANO
  • ISBN: 9788476281673

El mejor diccionario bilingüe con cerca de 2.500 refranes, proverbios, dichos y adagios de los idiomas castellano e inglés. Esta obra le ayudará a comprender la cultura anglosajona reflejada en sus refranes y le será más fácil conocer y dominar la lengua inglesa en profundidad. Las numerosas referencias cruzadas facilitan la búsqueda de un refrán concreto.

The best bilingual dictionary of proverbs, sayings, saws and adages, English-Spanish, Spanish-English. This Dictinary will help you understand Spanis Culture as reflected in its proverbs. To know and master the Spanish language and culture through proverbs. Cross-references to help the search.

Many “dictionaries of proverbs” try to be something they are not. They have flashy pictures or “cutesy” illustrations that try to explain a proverb. This text has neither. It is exactly what it purports to be, a dictionary, including approximately 2,500 proverbs in English and Spanish. It has the look and feel of a dictionary, and few bells or whistles. The proverbs included range from archaic biblical proverbs such as “He who blames would buy” (23) and literary citations such as “He who has lost his credit is dead to the world” (38) (which the author links to a passage in Shakespeare) to more current and well-known proverbs such as “Strike while the iron is hot” (99). When possible, the author has given a reference, either to the literary source, for example, the Bible, or to the original text, often in Latin or another ancient or modern language. The amount of information contained in this volume and the diversity of the proverbs included are impressive. I could not think of a proverb that was not included.
This text would seem to be a useful tool for a literature class. Many expressions do not translate well because they are indeed proverbs and therefore defy a literal translation. Students often struggle to make sense of proverbs since they are not sure how to relate to them. A student could use this dictionary of proverbs when confronted with an expression that does not seem to make sense when taken at face value. Since the proverbs are listed alphabetically, they are easy to locate and the proverbs that have two main &ldq

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