6-Language Visual Dictionary

Thunder Bay. Jul. 2023. 400p. ISBN 9781667200477. pap. $19.99. REF
For those who love graphics, illustrations, and pictures for learning and memorization, this compendium of frequently used words from English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese will serve as a quick, easy-to-use reference for improving foreign-language skills. The work is divided into 12 themes: “Body & Health,” “Home,” “Transportation,” “People,” “Cities,” “Shopping,” “Food,” “Leisure,” “Science,” “School & Work,” “Sports,” and “Reference.” Besides the hundreds of terms and images in those themes, a variety of related words and short phrases are highlighted in gray boxes on many pages. This is helpful for travel, basic conversation, and enhanced language development. Organization and layout are consistent and efficient. There’s the same language order in each section, with a simple color-coding scheme—green for Spanish, blue for Portuguese, and so on—for visual tracking Each language has its own index for reference help. Browsing the dictionary is a breeze, with visuals that are bright, colorful, and clearly labeled. The “Reference” chapter is particularly eye-catching, with stellar graphics on grammar, time, phrases, numbers, measures, calendars, and maps. Users will enjoy comparing the languages’ similarities and differences side by side.
VERDICT A boon for visual learners looking to broaden and enhance their foreign-language skills. For all levels and ages.
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