This is a major new edition of the acclaimed Oxford-Duden German Dictionary, the result of a unique collaboration between two of the world's foremost dictionary publishers - Oxford University Press and the Dudenverlag. It has been completely updated to include the very latest vocabulary, with over 3,000 new words in each language, including blogger, destination wedding, and oxygen bar. Language is now studied in the context of its culture, so this new edition now includes cultural notes, providing interesting and helpful information on life in the German-speaking world. In addition, there are boxed notes offering help with language usage and construction, and a revised and updated centre section on correspondence. This includes sample letters, CVs, and emails, and new sections on text messaging and using the telephone, and has been reorganized to make the information more accessible. The design has been transformed by the use of colour and a new ultra-clear layout, making this dictionary easier than ever to use.It is an essential reference tool for all serious students of German at university level and beyond, and for those who need an authoritative and comprehensive guide to German. The dictionary comes with the ultimate pronunciation guide: a FREE CD-ROM that enables you to type in a word or phrase, or paste in text from the web, and hear it spoken back to you in perfect German.