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Published: 11 April 2019

1712 Pages


ISBN: 9780198089247

Bookseller Code (RB)

English-English-Kannada Dictionary

Edited by Prabhu Shankara and B.V. Sridhar

  • Words like 'citizen journalism', 'e-learning', 'hate crime', 'learning disability', 'newsworthy', 'road rage', and many more have been taken from current usage of English.
  • The English base of the dictionary, taken from the Oxford Student's Dictionary (3rd Edition) has been adapted for Indian readers.
  • To make the dictionary more user-friendly detailed definitions and one-word equivalents in Kannada have been included for words that needed to be explained further for example, 'brain drain', 'electrocardiogram', 'metal detector' and 'microsurgery'.
  • Words like 'acid test', 'aqua', 'call centre', 'correspondence course', and 'malware' which do not have equivalent Kannada words have been explained by detailed definitions.
  • Many words such as 'computer', 'software', 'smartphone', and 'multiplex' have been written out in Kannada to show that such words have now been included in the language.
  • The Kannada translation is simple and reflects the current usage of the language.
  • A pronunciation guide using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) along with their Kannada equivalents is given for help in pronunciation.
  • A list of suffixes and prefixes translated in Kannada and a list of verbs with irregular forms have been added to the appendix for advanced learners of English.

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