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Hello everybody

Could somebody please help me find a free German-English dictionary (to install on Windows system) with transcription(phonetic notation) so that I can know how to say a given word.

I have installed 2 different dictionaries so far but none of them is provided with transcription. It is important to beginners.

I know that there are speaking dic. but I am looking for one with transcription.

thanks in advance
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Old 23.08.2011, 23:34
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Hello everybody

Could somebody please help me find a free German-English dictionary (to install on Windows system) with transcription(phonetic notation) so that I can know how to say a given word.

I have installed 2 different dictionaries so far but none of them is provided with transcription. It is important to beginners.

I know that there are speaking dic. but I am looking for one with transcription.

thanks in advance

http://www.wordreference.com/de/
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Re: english-german dictionary

Thank you. I didn't now that website.
But I asked about a dictionary you can install on your computer and use it off-line.

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Re: english-german dictionary

Which dictionaries did you install on your pc or laptop? Phonetic transcriptions (alphabet) are standard in print dictionaries and electronic pocket translators. Yes, it is not what you look for, but sometimes a good product is worth investing the money.

You'd get advice in a bookshop with a wide range of dictionaries (print and electronic).

On topic:
I haven't found a resource which displays what you want in electronic format AND for free... unless that tool Lingoes 2.7.5 is worthwhile downloading (don't know it). http://lingoes.net

But you could D.I.Y with the help of a text processor like MS Word generating a user-centered or personal dictionary.

For embedding the phonetic font in a OS Windows environment:
http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/shop/fonts.php

If such thing can be downloaded in English-German or is not already installed on a OS Windows WITH MS Office (e.g. either in English or German) you could find out yourself. IPA-SAM is outdated as OS now rely on unicode-encoded-font. "Such fonts are now available, and several are supplied with all new computers. Others are available from SIL"

Unicode Phonetic Keyboard and SIL fonts:
http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/resource/phonetics.php
Installation of Charice SIL and Doulos SIL is needed.

And here's an explanation how to change the settings to German keyboard (Version XP or higher):
http://paul.igl.uni-freiburg.de/reut...en_am_Computer

Also Arial Unicode MS or Lucida Sans Unicode are truetype provided with MS Office

An overview how the keyboard is set up for IPA (German):
http://vonrauch.de/kbd/ipade.html
UnicodeTastaturenSetupVer012.exe Download and Installation guide:
http://vonrauch.de/kbd/download.html

I found however a couple of free downloads of programs you could acquire speaking competencies with (text-to-speech or TTS):
http://www.cross-plus-a.com/de/balabolka.htm
(Windows XP and higher)

and orthography including analysis of morphology: http://hunspell.sourceforge.net

Last but not least:
Working with multiple free online dictionary and grammar resources is facilitated by using a shareware like Lexissimo http://www.heise.de/software/downloa...ssimo/70796sp4
and show some talent in what we do as translators
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Re: english-german dictionary

www.dict.leo.org has most words also available in audio. It's free but you need internet for it. It's one of my daily tools at work
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Leo also has soundclips of English and German words.



Must type faster.
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