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andy-b
Monday 16th of April 2007 12:57:04 AM
Good Dictionary: So I'm thinking of buying a good dictionary. I have read about two in particular, namely:

Concise Oxford Paravia Italian Dictionary

and

Barron's Italian-English Dictionary

and they both look very interesting to me. I would be grateful for some suggestions and info, not only concerning these books, but others that you may want to recommend.



Carla
Monday 16th of April 2007 07:19:26 AM
I like the Garzanti very much. The Garzanti dictionary has an online version: you can visit their website at www.garzantilinguistica.it so that you can have an idea of how the dictionary is like. It's free, but you have to register.

The Oxford Paravia is also good. I've never heard of Barron's dictionary.


andy-b
Tuesday 17th of April 2007 05:25:23 PM
Oxford it is: Thank you for the prompt answer, Carla.

I decided to buy the Oxford Paravia dictionary, since it has been recommended whenever I've read a review.

By the way, this is a very nice forum, with a great atmosphere. I have really enjoyed reading the posts, finding them interesting and informative.

Ciao from Sweden !



eo1bart
Tuesday 17th of April 2007 08:13:53 PM
Dictionary: I highly recommend the Oxford-Paravia, I use it often, very good Dictionary!
Bart


Carla
Tuesday 17th of April 2007 08:59:58 PM
I don't have either Oxford Paravia or Garzanti "in paper" but as for the online version, I think the Garzanti is better because it has more examples, expressions, idioms.


andy-b
Tuesday 17th of April 2007 09:31:44 PM
Garzanti:
Thank you for the conformation, Bart. The Garzanti Online version, is it free, or do you have to pay to look things up ? I dont mind using both, especially when it comes to certain expressions that might be a bit confusing.


Carla
Wednesday 18th of April 2007 03:31:52 AM
The Garzanti online is free, you just have to register.

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