The Beknopte Verklarende Woordeboek has been a reliable companion in the Afrikaans class, home and office for more than 40 years. With its 30 000 entries and succinct definitions this little bantam has been one of kind.
For the ninth edition the Beknop boasts a sparkling new jacket with Pharos’s rebranded look. The dictionary has furthermore been augmented with a supplement of more than 1000 new Afrikaans words and words that have not previously been included in either the Beknop or its elder sibling, the Verklarende Afrikaanse Woordeboek.
Since all these new words have been sourced from Pharos Dictionaries’ newspaper and magazine archives, the Afrikaans they reflect is as fresh as can be. Another innovation is the inclusion of apt example phrases from the same archives. The supplement also contains a healthy dose of terminology from outcomes-based syllabi, making the Beknop even more suitable for the South African classroom of today.