Definitions

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  • n. A book used to learn a foreign language containing common phrases in 2 or more languages

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Examples

  • In other words, the scenario imagined in the phrasebook is someone experienced seducing a reluctant virgin.

    September 2005

  • A dictionary or phrasebook is only minimally useful when listening to conversation because it goes by so fast.

    the expat bookshelf

  • I suppose Western travellers are still a fairly small proportion of the thousands who go along the trans-Siberian every day, Sign language and my phrasebook were my helping hands.

    TravelPod.com TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at TravelPod.com

  • But the sentences in the Italian phrasebook seemed to taunt her: Ho bisogno di un portabagagli per le miei valigie.

    Uprising

  • The first few days were a little rough, then I got a little phrasebook and I was pretty much as quick as I was on my old win machine.

    Why I Didn’t Buy A Mac | Lifehacker Australia

  • Johnson seems almost illiterate scientifically (he described research as "creating life through destroying it," which makes absolutely no sense) but has memorized the Republican phrasebook on stem cell research, and says he only supports adult stem cells and cord blood -- not embryonic.

    Don C. Reed: The Politics of Cruelty: Wisconsin Republican Would Block Research for Cure

  • The quickest way to find that essential traveler's phrase is through a digital phrasebook like My Chinese Library.

    An Xiao Mina: Ting Bu Dong: Free iPhone Apps Getting Me Through China

  • It also equips us for changes in the language and the world around us (would love to look at a 1950s travel phrasebook and try to use it today … could be interesting)

    S is for “Strategies” « An A-Z of ELT

  • “If a time traveller wanted to go back in time to a specific date, we could probably draw up a little phrasebook of the modern words that are likely to have sounded similar back then,” he toldThe Times.

    same old words | clusterflock

  • “If a time traveller wanted to go back in time to a specific date, we could probably draw up a little phrasebook of the modern words that are likely to have sounded similar back then,” [Mark Pagel] told The Times.

    Boing Boing

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