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by B. Piesarskas

An invaluable resource for linguists, learners and users of Lithuanian, this is the first dictionary of the language generally available in the West for a number of years. Special supplemental section includes a guide to Lithuanian pronunciation and grammar. Over 25,000 entries in each section make this a standard reference.
Download Lithuanian Dictionary: English-Lithuanian/Lithuanian-English (Bilingual Dictionaries) epub
ISBN: 0415128560
ISBN13: 978-0415128568
Category: Children
Subcategory: Education & Reference
Author: B. Piesarskas
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (November 9, 1995)
Pages: 750 pages
ePUB size: 1953 kb
FB2 size: 1494 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 432
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I purchased this Dictionary because it was reccommended in the Lithuanian Language class I was taking. I use it to look up lithuanian words I do not know. I am a little diappointed that the English to Lithuanian comes first; then the Lithuanian to English portion. This means I am always working in the back of the book.
Other than that the Dictionary has extensive explainations of word cases, declensions (7) and conjugations. This is a big help, if I ever get the time to study them in detail.
Not all dialects taken into account. It will work in a pinch. I would wait to buy a better dictionary.
No criticism of the authors, but it would be fair to say that the dictionary could be much better.
In essence, it is just an improved version of the Soviet-time Lithuanian dictionaries, compiled at the time when authors had little chance of travelling to an English-speaking country and had little familitarity with living language (you can still feel that most of the English vernacular relates more to Dickens than to modern life).
There is evidence of badly lacking knowledge of anything remotely economic or scientific: you will be referring to specialized dictionaries very often. It is fair to say that the book is good for a student or a casual user; any professional translator or linguist should have low expectations to avoid disappointment.
Significant work has been done improving the dictionary compared to previous editions, but not nearly enough. At the same time, publishing dictionaries is a notoriously expensive business, involving years of work by many people - something that no publishing house in Lithuania can afford at the moment. In the circumstances, it is the best dictionary available and it will have to do; there is still enormous room for improvement.
This English-Lithuanian Dictionary is very easy to use in translating from English to Lithuanian and I really like the abundant selection of words. There are also example sentences for almost every word. The introductions are written in English and Lithuanian, but the English instructions help the best and are more thorough. What I find very helpful is the middle section which has about 30 pages of notes on grammar. This is a quick and easy reference guide in case you forget the declension or conjugation of a word and then you won't have to look it up in another book. There is also a section on Geographical areas and Acronyms. If you are looking for a book with Dictionary, English AND Lithuanian instruction, and a short section on grammar reference, this book is for you. However, I must note that this Dictionary is for intermediate speakers and writers of the Lithuanian and English Language. If you are not familiar with the language, you may have problems understanding the dictionary and the concepts it is trying to convey.
If you're unaware of this language, then this really isn't for you. Otherwise for the intermediate lugan speaker, GO FOR IT. I have a Lithuanian Dictionary that I purchased in Lithuania, Its good. But this is MUCH better. This has both Lithuanian and English Dictionary in it. Great job to Bronius Piesarskas, Bronius Svecevicius. Knowing of the language they have performed a great task in putting this all down in print. Sveikas!
I want to be able to get translation from English to Lithuanian when reading any books in English on my Kindle Paperwhite. Will this dictionary be one of available sources for translation/explanation of words as there some Oxford dictionaries that are on the Kindle by default.

Please, can somebody answer me this. I need this in order to justify it's price.