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Looking to buy "Der grosse Eichborn" German>English dictionary
Thread poster: Ron Stelter
Ron Stelter  Identity Verified
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German to English
Dec 25, 2003

I know that a lot of German>English translators have the dictionary "Der grosse Eichborn" for law, business, politics, etc. I have been trying to find it to add to my own resources. (I do mainly legal and general business translations.) I have most of the standard dictionaries in these areas such as from Dietl/Lorentz, Hamblock/Wessels, Romain, Schaefer, etc.

First of all, if you have it, do you recommend it? Would it have things the above-mentioned dictionaries don't have? Are the translations on the mark?

If so, I would be interested in buying the latest version from someone. You may e-mail me privately if interested. On Amazon, it's being listed for a pricey 400 dollars.

Any input on this dictionary-whether good or bad-appreciated.

Merry Christmas.

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Cetacea  Identity Verified
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It's worth every cent Dec 26, 2003

If legal and general business is what you specialize in, then "Der Grosse Eichborn" is a must have! I've been working with it for years, and in my opinion, it's more than worth its price! Comprehensive, detailed, and to the point.
Happy New Year,

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Ute Wietfeld  Identity Verified
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Try amazon.de Dec 27, 2003

Hi Ron,

I agree, Eichborn is a great resource. I'm not sure whether this works for shipments to the US but I recently looked on amazon.de and found several under marketplace, i.e. by private(ish) sellers, one was around €70 if I remember correctly -- it was listed as unused, but with the cover slightly damaged. Also, I don't think the price for a new one was anywhere near $400, but of course I don't know how much the postage would be to the US or whether they ship to the US at all -- the do to the UK where I live. May be worth a try, though.
Good luck! Ute

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I guess it can be shipped Jan 29, 2004

I have also bneen wanting to get this dictionary but thats pretty expensive as I see but I am told its worth preserving.

As far as shipping the Cd goes, I think it would be more sensible to get in touch online with kater verlag on www.kater.verlag.de and place an order, pay by credit card and I know that they ship it all over. Colleagues in China, Indonesia and Australia too have ordered through this Verlag.
Amazon.de unnecessarily charge you a high amount.
Sorry a slight error in the address there it is www.kater-verlag.de

[Edited at 2004-01-30 02:12]

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