My Next Dictionary

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BillyShears
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My Next Dictionary

Post by BillyShears »

Ciao a tutti,

I've narrowed down my choices to either Oxford-Paravia Italian Dictionary, Second Edition (Hardcover) or HarperCollins Sansoni Italian Unabridged Dictionary, Second Edition (Hardcover). I'm also open to other opinions. If anyone is willing to share their opinion/experiences in regards to these dictionaries or other dictionaries please respond to this post.

Grazie!

BS
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Annamaria
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Post by Annamaria »

Ciao BillySHears,

I don't use an offline dictionary too often. My favorite is http://www.garzantilinguistica.it/ . There is very little that I haven't found in it, yet, and it provides very good examples. It is enough to type in the first few letters of a word and it gives you all the hits. It is useful when you are not sure of the spelling, or if you don' t know the infinitive form of a verb.

I think both dictionaries listed are good.

Annamaria
BillyShears
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Post by BillyShears »

Annamaria wrote:Ciao BillySHears,

I don't use an offline dictionary too often. My favorite is http://www.garzantilinguistica.it/ .

Annamaria
Annamaria,

Lo proverò.

Grazie,

B
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Roby
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Post by Roby »

Roby
"Per raro che sia, il vero amore e' meno raro della vera amicizia."

"As rare as true love is, it is not as rare as true friendship."
- François de La Rochefoucauld
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Post by BillyShears »

Grazie Roby!
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Geoff
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Re: My Next Dictionary

Post by Geoff »

BillyShears wrote:Ciao a tutti,

I've narrowed down my choices to either Oxford-Paravia Italian Dictionary, Second Edition (Hardcover) or HarperCollins Sansoni Italian Unabridged Dictionary, Second Edition (Hardcover). I'm also open to other opinions. If anyone is willing to share their opinion/experiences in regards to these dictionaries or other dictionaries please respond to this post.

Grazie!

BS
I use Collins Sansoni and am very happy with it. It is only occasionally that I come across a word or expression that isn't in there.
BillyShears
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Re: My Next Dictionary

Post by BillyShears »

Geoff wrote:
I use Collins Sansoni and am very happy with it. It is only occasionally that I come across a word or expression that isn't in there.
Thanks Geoff. At Amazon.com the Harper Collins Sansoni has a 4 1/2 star rating. The Oxford Paravia is rated a perfect 5 star. Of course only a handfull of people expressed an opinion. But I was impressed by the comments about both dictionaries. When I first conducted the research, the Sansoni was $15 or $20 cheaper than the Paravia but when I looked again today at Amazon the Paravia is listed as over 2 times more the cost of Paravia for a new book.

I checked other sites and they are about the same price ($65 American). For now I've taken Annamaria's advice and use the online http://www.garzantilinguistica.it site along with my old Bantam New College Italian & English dictionary.

B
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timLA
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Dictionaries

Post by timLA »

A minor addition to this thread...

I've got an ancient Harper-Collins that I occasionally use,
but 99.9% of the time I get what I need from:
Word Reference
http://www.wordreference.com/enit/dictionary
Corriere
http://dizionari.corriere.it/dizionario ... lese.shtml
Frasi.net
http://www.frasi.net/dizionari/inglese- ... .asp?L21=S
Dizionario Italiano
http://www.dizionario-italiano.it/
June 29
http://www.june29.com/IDP/IDPsearch.html
and of course Google.

If I get stuck with a word, I'll use the single language
Devoto (at home, weighs a ton)
De Mauro
Una mucca dice all'altra "Hai letto della "mucca pazza"? L'altra dice "Sì, ho sentito. Che fortuna che io sono un pinguino!
BillyShears
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Re: Dictionaries

Post by BillyShears »

timLA wrote:A minor addition to this thread...

I've got an ancient Harper-Collins that I occasionally use,
but 99.9% of the time I get what I need from:
Word Reference
http://www.wordreference.com/enit/dictionary
Corriere
http://dizionari.corriere.it/dizionario ... lese.shtml
Frasi.net
http://www.frasi.net/dizionari/inglese- ... .asp?L21=S
Dizionario Italiano
http://www.dizionario-italiano.it/
June 29
http://www.june29.com/IDP/IDPsearch.html
and of course Google.

If I get stuck with a word, I'll use the single language
Devoto (at home, weighs a ton)
De Mauro
Mille grazie Tim!
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Roby
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Post by Roby »

Billy

Take a look at this link
A site for beginners

http://www.impariamo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3016
Roby
"Per raro che sia, il vero amore e' meno raro della vera amicizia."

"As rare as true love is, it is not as rare as true friendship."
- François de La Rochefoucauld
BillyShears
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Post by BillyShears »

Roby wrote:Billy

Take a look at this link
A site for beginners
Roby,

Thanks but I'm looking at dictionaries for intermediate to advanced learners of Italian. Annamaria, Geoff, and Tim have provided me the feedback that I was seeking.

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