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Common American Phrases in Everyday Contexts


A useful guide to 1,900 of the most common phrases and colloquial expressions used in contemporary American English.

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Version: 8.0.250 Updated: 2017-06-28 License: 1-day trial

The Common American Phrases in Everyday Contexts is a useful guide to everyday American English, aimed at understanding meaning and avoiding difficulty in translation.

This new edition features 1,900 of the most common phrases and colloquial expressions used in contemporary American English, as transcribed by noted lexicographer Richard A. Spears. Here you will discover greetings, good-byes, and everyday small talk that Americans use daily. Each entry includes examples or short dialogues that illustrate how phrases are used in everyday speaking, as well as usage restrictions or warnings for those situations when a phrase may be inappropriate. Shortened or abbreviated expressions are cross-referenced to their complete forms, plus a Phrase-Finder Index helpa with quick and easy reference.

NEW! Now with the addition of a convenient Home page, a sleeker and more intuitive visual layout, as well as innovations in the speed of searches you can delve right in faster and easier than ever!

Also includes advanced search and language tools that have become the staple of quality language apps from MobiSystems, Inc.

SEARCH TOOLS - effortlessly find words thanks to a clear, functional, and easy-to-use interface.
Intelligent search integrates several tools to match or suggest what you are looking for:
  • Search autocomplete helps find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type
  • Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases
  • An automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ ('*' or '?') to replace a letter or entire parts of a word
  • Camera search looks up words in the camera viewfinder and displays results
  • Voice search function
  • Share word definitions via installed apps on your device
  • Swipe-to-delete functionality in the Recent and Favorites menus.
LEARNING TOOLS - engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary.
  • ‘Favorites’ feature to create custom folders with lists of words from the extensive library
  • ‘Recent’ list to easily review looked-up words
  • ‘Word of the day’ section to expand your vocabulary daily
  • Home screen widget provides random words at a glance
  • Split screen support for Android 7 allowing you to use dictionary together with other apps
Get MORE by purchasing the full version:
  • Feature-complete license for unlimited time
  • Offline mode - look up words without an internet connection
  • Premium Support – Get expedited support for any app-related issues
  • Ad-free

What’s new

Version: 8.0.250
  • Complete visual overhaul
  • Significantly improved search speed
  • New Home view for quick access to the most frequently used functions
  • Now Swipe to delete entries from the Favorites and Recent menus
  • Ability to recover deleted entries in the Favorites and Recent menus with the new Undo button
  • Favorites now has a ‘Sort by’ function
  • Bug fixes
Version: 7.1.192
  • Completely redesigned user interface and experience
  • Android 7 enhancements
  • Split screen support for Android 7 allowing you to use dictionary together with other apps
  • Ability to share word definitions
  • ‘Word of the Day’ feature
  • New improved camera search (with support for Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish and English)
  • Many fixes and improvements