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Oxford University Press publishes ground-breaking new Oxford Arabic Dictionary

Oxford University Press publishes ground-breaking new Oxford Arabic Dictionary

10 September 2014

The Oxford Arabic Dictionary, published by Oxford University Press, is the first of its kind to be based throughout on real modern evidence of both English and Arabic usage. The dictionary has been produced by an international team of expert translators and advisors using Oxford’s renowned language research programme.

The unique Arabic corpus, developed specially for this project, provides evidence of the latest vocabulary used in computing, business, the media, and the arts, making the resource the most up-to-date bilingual Arabic and English dictionary available.

A key strength of the project is the 70,000 real example phrases that illustrate the dictionary entries. These examples help the user interpret everyday modern meaning and usage accurately, and cement the Oxford Arabic Dictionary as the most pragmatic work of its kind.

The dictionary is available in print and is also accessible online through subscription at Oxforddictionaries.com/Arabic. The online edition is fully accessible on mobile and tablet, and, via specially developed search software, enables learners and users of Arabic and English to search more than 330,000 words, phrases, and translations. Regular word and content updates will ensure that the online dictionary continues to reflect the latest vocabulary and trends in language usage.

Casper Grathwohl, President, Dictionaries Division at OUP added: “With the rising demand for Arabic language skills in the business world, the media, and public life, the Oxford Arabic Dictionary is a long-awaited and unsurpassed resource, essential for anyone using both Arabic and English.”

For more information visit www.oxforddictionaries.com