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tullabegley
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a quick hello...

Post by tullabegley »

...because I'm freezing in this unheated computer room!

Hi, folks,

I'm returning to the study of Italian after a gap of seventeen years.

My long-term aims are: to be able to read Italian items in the original language, to learn the language of the country I would like to make an annual holiday destination, and to preserve the remaining shreds of sanity in me by doing something different.

Much looking forward to some interaction, especially after a couple of weeks of revision.

Fa freddo qui!!!

Sean
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Ciao Sean e benvenuto da un ufficio freddo!! :lol:

Good to have you with us!
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Post by tullabegley »

Grazie, Peter!

May I pick your brains from the outset?

I have just managed to get a copy of the Oxford-Paravia (my dictionary of seventeen years ago was a second-hand copy already when I bought it as an impoverished student) via Amazon in the USA. Including postage to the ROI it comes to £11.53 GBP.

I have the funny feeling I got a bargain here. The only reason I can think of them selling this so cheaply is that a newer edition must be in the pipeline. Have you heard anything about this?

Sean
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Ciao Sean and welcome to this forum. Interaction here is a must, and you will find it very useful. We're all looking forward to your posts :D
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Ciao Sean. Everyone here is very helpful.

A presto,
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Benvenuto Sean al forum da parte mia. Siamo contenti di averti qui...
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tullabegley wrote:Grazie, Peter!

May I pick your brains from the outset?

I have just managed to get a copy of the Oxford-Paravia (my dictionary of seventeen years ago was a second-hand copy already when I bought it as an impoverished student) via Amazon in the USA. Including postage to the ROI it comes to £11.53 GBP.

I have the funny feeling I got a bargain here. The only reason I can think of them selling this so cheaply is that a newer edition must be in the pipeline. Have you heard anything about this?

Sean
Hi Sean

Here is a link to Oxford-Paravia's website: http://www.internetbookshop.it/ser/serp ... rd+paravia.

However, I don't know if it will work for you as you have to join up to access such information. If you have problems let me know. Let's say you may have got a bargain, but it depends on which version of the dictionary you've got.
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Post by Davide »

Ciao Sean!! Welcome to the forum and to rekindling your Italian!

As for your dictionary-----the cheap price doesn't necessarily mean that a new edition is in the offing. I always try to buy my books from Amazon because they offer some great bargains...for instance, I bought the Oxford Paravia (the big one) which sells in the shops for £39.99 - I got it from Amazon for £25!
The old saying 'don't look a gift horse in the mouth' comes to mind.. :D :D

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Hi, Massimo, dmj120, Roby and Davide, and many thanks for your welcomes! I think I've come to the right place. :D

Sean
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Post by tullabegley »

Hi, Peter & Davide,

I followed up the link you posted, Peter. It does look like there is a 2007 edition ($65) whereas what I bought is 2001 ($65 reduced by 79%). For the sake of lexicographical advances over a six year period, I doubt if I'll have much cause to weep at my stage in the language - unless anyone can tell me the 2001 edition was peppered with typos or worse. No, I won't stare a gift horse in the mouth :D

In case it is a good buy, here is the link for anyone interested -

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0198604378

Buona fortuna!

Sean
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Ciao Sean, benvenuto alla Bacheca. Ci sono tanti dizionari on-line che io trovo molto utile e non costa nulla 8)

http://www.wordreference.com/it/index.htm

http://www.demauroparavia.it/

http://www.garzantilinguistica.it/interna_ita.html

http://www.ultralingua.com/online-dictionary/

(c'e' anche una versione di Ultralingua per il computer che costa verso $29)
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Grazie per quelle, disegno, e per il benvenuto!

Sean
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ciao tullabegley!

Benvenuta alla bacheca :-)

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