Resource: Collins Multilingual database (MLD) - PhraseBank
|Reference||Collins Multilingual database (MLD) - PhraseBank|
|Date of Submission||July 18, 2016, 5:50 p.m.|
|Resource Type||Language description|
|Language||Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Flemish, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Modern (1453-), Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Castilian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese|
The Collins Multilingual database covers Real Life Daily vocabulary. It is composed of a multilingual lexicon in 32 languages (the WordBank, distributed separately under reference ELRA-T0376) and a multilingual set of sentences in 28 languages (the PhraseBank).
The PhraseBank consists of 2,000 phrases in 28 languages (Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, American English, British English, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Iberian), Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish (Iberian), Spanish (Latin American), Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese). Phrases are organised under 12 main topics and 67 subtopics. Covered topics are: talking to people, getting around, accommodation, shopping, leisure, communications, practicalities, health and beauty, eating and drinking, time.
Romanization is provided for Arabic, Farsi and Hindi.
Audio files corresponding to each phrase are available and are distributed in a package referenced ELRA-S0383.