The chart on the previous page shows the characters which are used to transcribe pronunciations in the dictionary. The sounds and key words are recorded on the cassetts, followed by the vowel sounds in sequence. Within words, syllable boundaries are shown bu space.English is a language of the western branch of the German language group in the Indo-European), were imported to England by the language invasion of many people in the 6th century.
This new edition has been fully revised and offers up-to-date coverage of all the essential vocabulary of everyday life. The dictionary contains over 100,000 words, phrases, and translations. There is special treatment of key words: frequently-used words, which are the building blocks to learning the language, are given a special layout and usage notes to help users deal with them correctly. An A-Z of cultural information is included, to help students further their understanding of the German-speaking world.
You will see that sometimes phonetic symbols have been used to help you with pronunciation in this book. This is because English spelling (like French and Danish, and unlike German and Russian) is a historic rather than a phonetic system, which means that it does not always correspond very well to pronunciation.