Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dari Practical Dictionary in Foreign Service Journal!

Carleton Bulkin's Dari-English/English-Dari Practical Dictionary has been reviewed in the November 2010 issure of the Foreign Service Journal!

"With President Obama's committment to redouble efforts in Afghanistan, language skills and expertise are in high demand. Dari, a relative of Persian and the main spoken language in Afghanistan, is especially important. This two-way Dari-English dictionary is one of the few up-to-date works of its type available.

While the dictionary is quite detailed and covers a lot of vocabulary, it remains portable and easy to read. The author also includes a guide to pronunciation, information about Afghanistan and even some Dari proverbs. At a time when the U.S. is trying to communicate with Afghans and win their hearts and minds, a practical resource such as this is a necessity."

All royalties from the sale of this book go to the works of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Korean Dictionary the New Standard!

Jeyseon Lee and Kangjin Lee's Korean Standard Dictionary has received a wonderful review from the Midwest Book Review! They were featured in the February issue of "Reviewer's Bookwatch" available at www.midwestbookreview.com.

Jeyseon Lee and Kangjin Lee’s Korean Standard Dictionary is another example of Hippocrene Book’s commitment to no-nonsense guides for beginning and intermediate users. The authors have chosen some 20,000 common entries that do not require exhaustive definitions. Their usage examples are practical without being cumbersome. At just under 400 pages this dictionary is ideal for English-speaking travelers wandering the streets of South Korea or Korean speakers on a trip to America. The Korean-English half of the dictionary prints Korean in the original hanguel alphabet and Romanized; the English-Korean section follows suit. A pronunciation and writing guide is also provided. Any dictionary for beginners must be useful. Hippocrene’s Korean Standard Dictionary is an example of how to get that right. -- David Bannon

Available on our website and on Amazon.com!