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Old 31.08.2007, 19:30
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English/German Dictionary

Hey Gang,

Can anyone recommend a really good English/German translation dictionary? I'm studying German these days and need a good reference.

Anyone tried the Rosetta Stone language CD's? I just picked up German I+II. Hopefully they prove to be worth the $340 USD.

Vielen Danke!
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Old 31.08.2007, 19:47
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Pons - has German terms that are frequently used in Switzerland (unlike the Langenscheidt). Get the large one.
Also www.leo.org
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Old 31.08.2007, 22:50
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Re: English/German Dictionary

i would recommend electronic dictionary because it's really handy. CASIO "EX-word" has many conbinations (E-G, G-E, E-E, E-F, F-E, etc)
http://www.ex-word.de/de/ (site is in german)

just today, i found out that some online shops set lower prices compare to stores in town. for example,
model EW-G300 was CHF 279.- at a bookstore called Luethy and online offer at CHF 239.- plus CHF 7 sending/handling
model EW-G3500: CHF 449.-- at Luethy and CHF 379.-- online (i ordered this one!)
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i would recommend electronic dictionary because it's really handy.
Totally agree on the recommendation. Got my Casio G2200 in 2004, it's very handy considering that it carries 5 dictionaries in such a small package. Most of all, (common) word combinations in German are also defined which is practical in the advanced level, when trying to read complicated texts / newspapers on your own.
It is more expensive than conventional dictionaries at about CHF 400 but it's worth the price..
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Hey Gang,

Can anyone recommend a really good English/German translation dictionary? I'm studying German these days and need a good reference.

Anyone tried the Rosetta Stone language CD's? I just picked up German I+II. Hopefully they prove to be worth the $340 USD.

Vielen Danke!
Hi there,

when I read your post, I immediately thought of my trusty ole 'Cassells' hardcover German/English dictionary...

On reading the replies, I see I was probably being out of touch again...

Still, if its a reliable, always available German/English translation you seek, that isn't dependent on electricity and the internet,,, Cassells is the dictionary I would thoroughly recommend.

My version has all sorts of invaluable help included,,, many useful guides with grammatical uses of verbs,nouns, etc..

Google may be your friend, but you can't read it in bed as well as you can this, IMHO....

Rosetta Stone? have only ever heard positive comments, even tho expensive, I am sure you have made a good investment.

All the best in your German studies...

Ros
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Re: English/German Dictionary

I use www.dictcc.com it gives you synonyms, phrases etc plus links to Pons, Google etc in case you need them
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Re: English/German Dictionary

Some threads deserve to be brought back from the dead occasionally, and this is one of them

for my day to day needs I use www.leo.org and when on the go I have the PONS English German dictionary loaded onto my iPhone.
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