Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Translation Dictionary, Kindle Edition (Spanish Edition)
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(123 customer reviews)
You can set this dictionary as your default Kindle dictionary and look up words while reading. The default setting is The New Oxford American Dictionary included on your Kindle, but you have the option to change your default setting to this compatible dictionary after purchase.
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213 of 222 people found the following review helpful.
Finally, a Kindle Compatible Edition!!!
By C. Wildman
I just bought this today, and so far, have been impressed. I've been searching for some time to find a Spanish to English dictionary that was Kindle-compatible. All I had to do is change it in "settings" to my default dictionary, and PRESTO (poof!), all my unknown Spanish words were immediately visible just by a flick of the cursor. It is integrated and functions just as the default Kindle dictionary does. (It should be noted by newbie translation dictionary users however: The Spanish language has something like 14 verb tense conjugations, including the conditional, subjunctive, blah, blah, blah. When you are viewing a word in a different tense, you'll receive the "root" word and definition. It might be confusing to you, but persevere, it's how we learn). Overall, this was $6.39 well spent!!!
Just an FYI (on 1/22/11): I see comments and low-star ratings due to non-integration issues on the iPod, iPod Touch and iPad. This review was written in regard to it's integration with the Kindle. The real ACTUAL Kindle. It was written before the iPad even came into retail existence. Users of these other devices need to remember they are not using actual Kindles, but rather Kindle "applications" and should do a little research to see if certain features/options are available before buying. Hopefully, this helps with compatibility disappointments.
95 of 97 people found the following review helpful.
Works as advertised, but with a few glitches and not much detail
By Emil Morhardt
Once you figure out how to get this dictionary installed correctly (I had to reboot the Kindle, something I didn't even know could be done, before the dictionary appeared as an alternate dictionary) it works just like the default English dictionary. Unlike a paper dictionary,it catches most verb forms converting them to the infinitive (but oddly, doesn't register reflexive forms...i.e. it knows that destruyeron is destruir, but doesn't recognize destruirse), leaves out a fair number of words used by the Spanish newspaper El Pais (i.e. it doesn't do current non-standard usage), and is parsimonious in its definitions, usually limiting them to one word (or several one-word definitions if there are multiple meanings). Since dictionary bulk is no object with a Kindle, it would certainly be nice to have a large, much more complete dictionary.
62 of 63 people found the following review helpful.
A second dictionary to build language mastery
By Michael Bucher
Although this Spanish-English dictionary only goes one way--it won't find the Spanish equivalent of an English word--it may open a new avenue to improve your command of Spanish. Once loaded on the Kindle, it can be selected as the 'Primary Dictionary' when you read a Kindle book written in Spanish. When you move the cursor to the beginning of a word in the Spanish text, this dictionary's entry for that word will appear at the bottom of the screen, just as it does when the Kindle's default dictionary is 'Primary.'
There are a number of books in Spanish available for Kindle, including some you may have read in English...in case you want to start where setting, characters and plot are already somewhat familiar.
Ideally for this purpose I'd rather be able to designate an all Spanish dictionary as 'Primary,' but I haven't found any available for Kindle yet. Nor have I found an Italian dictionary of either sort (Italian-English or all Italian) that can function in this integrated way with other books on the Kindle.
FeedbooksDOTorg and gutenbergDOTorg have a number of books (mostly free) in other languages that are not found at Amazon.