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By Carl Darling Buck

ISBN-10: 0226079376

ISBN-13: 9780226079370

Originally released in 1949 and showing now for the 1st time in a paperbound variation, Buck's Dictionary is still an vital software for diachronic research of the Indo-European languages. prepared in line with the that means of phrases, the paintings comprises greater than 1,000 groupings of synonyms from the crucial Indo-European languages. greenback first tabulates the phrases describing a specific notion after which discusses their etymological and semantic background, tracing adjustments in that means of the basis phrases in addition to offering situations indicating which of the older kinds were changed via expressions of colloquial or international origin.

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He put out his arms to balance himself. Mantenia una pelota en equilibrio sobrelacabeza. El alpinista se mantenfa en equilibrio en unsaliente. Extendio los brazos para no perder el equilibrio. Exercises 1. Estaba sentada en el muro balanceando las piernas. 2. Al niiio hay que balancearlo un poco para que se duerma. 3. Balanceen los brazos hacia atras y hacia adelante. 4. jDeja de balancearte en la silla! 1 Examples The balloon rose high up in the sky. El globo ascenditi hacia el firmamento. Comment Exercises Balloon significa globo.

Examples Politicians are only charlatans. She was tricked by a charlatan and ended up losing all her money. Los polfticos no son mas que unos embaucadores. Un charlatan la engantiy acabo perdiendo todo su dinero. Exercises 1. No seas tan charlatan y atiende un poco. 2. La maestra lo castigo" por ser tan charlatan. chimney Wrong On winter evenings we used to sit by the chimney telling stories. Right On winter evenings we used to sit by the fireplace telling stories. ' Examples The chimney was smoking in the distance.

En lo que respecta al dinero, es un caso perdido No se preocupo en absolute por la salud del nino. Exercises 1. Me preocupa que no me hayan contestado todavia. 2. Lo que me preocupa es su actitud. 3. Esta preocupada por su future. Examples Right In summer there are many open-air concerts. Comment It isn't a problem that concerns me. Where money is concerned, he's hopeless. He wasn't at all concerned about the child's health. The date of the concert has been changed. This concerto is practically impossible to play.

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