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Phrase Book

 

an elementary aid for communicating in a foreign language in common real-life situations. Phrase books may be bilingual or multilingual. The language material selected for inclusion in such books consists of individual words, complete sentences, phrases, and fragments of connected text. The material is arranged thematically by situation. Foreign translations are provided either in the conventional writing system or by means of a simplified transcription based on the alphabet of the language of the person for whom the phrase book is intended.

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TM 30-603 is the successor to an Italian Phrase Book put out by the War Department on January twenty-fifth of the same year and labeled "TM 30-249.
Following traditional phrase books in Japanese, all phrases are arranged according to the number sequence of Chinese characters.
Fans were coming up to me in the street and saying, 'Bobo's Gonnae Get You,' so eventually my wife and I looked up my phrase book and I understood what they meant.
The Irish should be able to get out their French phrase books if they beat the Faroes and Hungary in September's double header and Lafferty claims there will be no slip-ups.
At the very least, phrase books would save the caller experiencing the kind of rudeness and unhelpfulness she encountered in her unofficial survey.
In a different category but with the same defining qualities of irresistibility and uselessness, are foreign phrase books.
The company currently offers Rambler audio phrase books in French, German, Italian and Spanish.
The company also publishes dictionary phrase books in 22 languages, CDs and restaurant guides.
But police stopping them cannot read their driving documents, so now officers may get phrase books to translate them.
PARAMEDICS in Coventry are being issued with phrase books so they can communicate with patients whose first language is not English.
As with published phrase books, everything is categorized by situations.