Description : This collection of the most commonly used and understood proverbs is designed for a broad readership comprised of students of both language and culture. An approximate or literal translation is provided.
Description : If a man can’t dance, him say de music no good—Jamaican proverb. For your amusement or inspiration, or for livening up any speech, proverbs have an irresistible power. These little pockets of wisdom say volumes about a culture, so take a tour around the world in words. You’ll encounter lively, colorful sayings from Africa and its diaspora, Central and South America, Mexico, Native American nations, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and more.
Description : Integrates its stories of real-life couples into chapters about the nitty-gritty of commitment: finding a spouse, sex and sex roles, money, in-laws, jobs, homemaking, notions of beauty and expectations about intimacy.
Description : This dictionary contains 2,375 Russian sayings and proverbs and their English counterparts. Variants of each saying are included, and careful attention is given to the differences in British and American versions. For example, the Russian saying that is interpreted as “Children behave in a childish way, and they cannot be expected to act like grown-up people,” is first given in Russian (in the Cyrillic alphabet) and then in English, and is then followed by the nearest English-language equivalent sayings in Britain and the United States: “Young colts will canter” (British) and “Boys will be boys” (American). The proverbs and sayings are arranged alphabetically by the first Russian word (in the Cyrillic alphabet) and are cross-referenced so the reader can find analogous Russian versions of English sayings. There is a keyword index for each language (one in English, one in Russian in the Cyrillic alphabet), which allows the reader to find a proverb or a saying without knowing the first word. Proverbs and sayings are current and include those popular in both spoken Russian and literature. The prefatory matter is in both English and Russian, for readers who have a command of either language.
Description : Chinese origins are listed alphabetically by key words. Written in Chinese Pinyin (phonetic transcription) and followed by the English equivalent.
Description : This collection contains 300 Greek maxims and proverbs accompanied by their counterparts in eight European languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, and Russian. The introduction relates the history, the origin, and the importance of proverbs; it also includes a short chapter on the use of proverbs in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Modern Greek literature. This book is a useful companion both for translators and interpreters; a vade mecum not only for them, but also for every learner of the above mentioned European languages.
Description : This unique Festschrift in honor of Professor Kevin J. McKenna on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday consists of a collection of fourteen of his most significant publications on proverbial matters from the last two decades. For more than twenty-five years, Professor McKenna has taught Russian language, culture, and literature at the University of Vermont.