The New World Spanish/English, English/Spanish Dictionary (El New World Diccionario español/inglés, inglés/español) (Spanish and English Edition)
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- The largest mass market Spanish/English, English/Spanish dictionary available
- 3.3 million Signet copies in print
- Includes over 70,000 entries
- More thatn 3,000 entries have been addes, expanded, or rewritten to reflect contemporary Spanish vocabulary
- Amazon Sales Rank: #8993 in Books
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- Original language: Spanish
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 7.76" h x 2.09" w x 4.49" l, 1.30 pounds
- Binding: Mass Market Paperback
- 1376 pages
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful.
¡un clásico verdadero!
Among bilingual English/Spanish dictionaries, this is the one that fulfills all needs. It has an excellent list of words, and clearly indicates gender and uses (as nouns, adjectives...). The explanation of prefixes and suffixes is particularly useful, and frequently is neglected in such dictionaries. Best of all is the summary of grammar which, although brief, is amazingly comprehensive. The paperback version is compact enough to be convenient for travellers through the Americas, and the pronunciation guides are effective in both directions (if you read the explanation of the phonetic symbols).
35 of 35 people found the following review helpful.
HANDY--BUT NOT FOR LITTLE HANDS
By M. Jean Scott
As a 3rd grade bilingual teacher, Spanish/English dictionaries are a must in the classroom. This volume is more than adequate--you are certain to get your money's worth, as far as finding the exact "sense" of the word you are looking for. The only problem, is that it is quite thick for a paperback volume. It is one of those books where you hold down the excess with your opposite forearm while trying to judge the thickness of how much to turn in order to get to the desired letter with the fingers of both hands. If you have little fingers using it, it will very quickly curl up from both front and back. If you are a backpack-toting dictionary-hauler, or if you read anywhere other than at a flat surface while using your dictionary, it might be a little easier going to to Merriam Webster's--which is a bit smaller in thickness, but works quite well. I have found the New World dictionary even bulky for me--a petite adult. As far as content quality, however, there is no better buy for the money.
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful.
One of the most popular Spanish Dictionaries
By Rocco B. Rubino
This second edition has over 3,000 new entries and translations which reflect recent changes in business, technology, medicine and other areas. This mammoth dictionary is a very user friendly resource which not only gives the translation, but also the context, and in many cases, the appropriate idiomatic expression.
I had the first edition of this dictionary back when I took high school Spanish in the 1970's. I loved it then, and when I recently made the decision to take up this beautiful language again, I picked this dictionary from among several choices.
This is an essential reference addition for anyone learning Spanish, whether on your own, or as part of a class.See all 57 customer reviews...