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Verb Tables for the 50 Most Common German Verbs

CollinsDictionary.com now has full verb conjugation tables for over 5,000 German verbs. There are links below to Verb conjugation tables for 50 of the most common German verbs, or you can search all German verb tables here: Enter the root form of the verb, for example arbeiten… Read More
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New Words Published in September

In July 2012 CollinsDictionary.com started accepting new word suggestions from anyone who wants to be part of the evolution of the English language. Our hard-working dictionary editors have been busy sorting through thousands of entries since then. Here are the eighty-six new words and senses that were added to CollinsDictionary.com… Read More
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Verb Tables for the 50 Most Common French Verbs

CollinsDictionary.com now has full verb conjugation tables for over 5,000 French verbs. There are links below to Verb conjugation tables for 50 of the most common French verbs, or you can search all French verb tables here. Search Collins French Verb Tables Enter the root form of the verb, for… Read More
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Verb Tables for the 50 Most Common Spanish Verbs

CollinsDictionary.com now has full verb conjugation tables for over 5,000 Spanish verbs. There are links below to Verb conjugation tables for 50 of the most common Spanish verbs, or you can search all Spanish verb tables here:- Enter the root form of the verb, for example abrir The 50… Read More
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How does a word get into CollinsDictionary.com?

Every word that enters the Collins Dictionary is reviewed by our editors before inclusion. Whether it’s a word that has been floating around the verges of common parlance for years, or one that you’ve just coined and submitted yourself, the word will always go through this review process. Our editors… Read More
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Learning French: Understanding what’s being said

Learning a new language involves mastering lots of skills, and often our understanding of what’s being said comes before our ability to be able to speak the language and become confident enough to contribute to the conversation. However, there will likely be times when you might have a problem understanding… Read More
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Anglo-Saxon Words

Old English, or Anglo-Saxon as it is also known, is the oldest form of English. The original speakers of ‘English’ came from the part of Europe that is now Germany and Denmark in the form of three tribes called the Angles, the Saxons, and the Jutes. The three tribes had… Read More
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Words from French

The Impact of French on English: Language of the Ruling Classes The main period for the introduction of French words into English was after the Norman Conquest of 1066. For the next 300 or so years, the language of the royal court, and therefore of authority, was Norman,… Read More
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Words from Arabic

The Arabic influence on the English of science, mathematics and cuisine The Muslim conquest and settlement of al-Andalus came when Europe was in the Dark Ages after the fall of the Roman Empire when much of the knowledge of the ancient Roman and Greek worlds… Read More