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Now available in paperback, A Thematic Dictionary of Modern Persian is a reference work unique in the history of English-Persian lexicography. It offers a considerably extended guide to modern everyday Persian vocabulary, arranged by theme. With approximately 25,000 Persian headwords in over seventy themed sections, it covers every conceivable vocabulary need: from everyday topics such as food or the weather, to more in-depth topics such as astronomy, psychology or international relations. Supplementary wordlists cover verbs, adjectives and parts of speech, while a special section on Persian simple and compound verbs will appeal to all learners of Persian. An easy-to-use index of English words, with over 20,000 items of vocabulary, completes the work and gives it the look and feel of a regular two-way bilingual dictionary. Invaluable for vocabulary building, essay-writing and specialised translation, A Thematic Dictionary of Modern Persian caters for all your Persian language needs in one volume, and is designed to make word learning a pleasure rather than a chore.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780700704583
ISBN-10: 0700704582
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x 37mm)
Pages: 696
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Colin Turner

Colin Turner is a Reader in Islamic Thought at the University of Durham, UK. His main research areas include Islamic theology and philosophy; Sufism; Shi'ism; The Qur'an and Qur'anic exegesis; Persian language and literature. Some of his previous publications are Islam: The Basics (2005) and The Koran (2004), also published by Routledge.

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