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Download Larousse Mini Dictionary German English / English German (German and English Edition) epub

by Larousse Editorial

The Larousse Mini Dictionaries have been updated with revised cultural notes and reworked conversation guides as well as 40,000 translations. Available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Brazilian Portuguese, these dictionaries are light and fit easily into a pocket or backpack.The user-friendly layout features? up-to-date coverage of everyday language? special entries on culture? abbreviations and acronyms? extra help with frequently used words? conversation guides? practical supplements on weights, measures, currency, and much more
Download Larousse Mini Dictionary German English / English German (German and English Edition) epub
ISBN: 2035421268
ISBN13: 978-2035421265
Category: Teen
Subcategory: Education & Reference
Author: Larousse Editorial
Language: German English
Publisher: Larousse Editions; Bilingual edition (March 1, 2006)
Pages: 305 pages
ePUB size: 1836 kb
FB2 size: 1876 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 877
Other Formats: azw lrf txt lit

I bought this product for a business trip to Germany. I had never even been to Europe before, and I thought that having a dictionary would be a good idea. While this product is excellent for helping read menus and signs, it lacks when it comes to pronouncing the words. For example, I looked up the word "check" so that I could ask for my bill in a restaurant. Using my dictionary, I found that the word is "rechnung". Having never had a German lesson, I had no idea how to say this word. So I looked it up on the German side to see how to pronounce, however the pronounciation uses German symbols which I don't understand. When the waitress came, I butchered the word terribly and she helped me with the correct pronounciation. Luckily I stayed at a hotel with a very nice and helpful wait staff!

Overall, I'd say that this dictionary is helpful for looking up words here and there. The dictionary contained almost every word I tried to look up. However, it is not a substitute for having a little bit of German language training.
This small pocket sized dictionary does have a lot of words you can reference and it does fit in your pocket (a large pocket because it is somewhat thick). One could carry this around as you would walk through a German city for example to look up basic phrases and words. However, for more complex language needs such as reading magazines and books you are going to need a larger dictionary, and I found it totally inadequate for these latter needs. However, it is practically impossible to have both capacities built into one book, and thus I think this one does a good job for what it is.