SPA-ENG FINANCIAL/LEGAL DICTIONARY
Thread poster: SpanTran
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Apr 19, 2004

Dear all,

I would like to invest in a good Spanish-English legal dictionary, as well as a Spanish-English financial dictionary. I am used to working with "Diccionario de términos económicos, financieros y comerciales (Enrique Alcaraz Varó and Brian Hughes) in as far as financial dictionaries are concerned, but have no idea about legal dictionaries. What do others recommend/suggest? Many thanks! Hanna


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Maria Belarra  Identity Verified
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"Diccionario de términos jurídicos", by E. Alcaraz Varó and B. Hughes Apr 20, 2004

As far as I know, is the best English Spanish legal dictionary. It is used by both translators and lawyers. Back in the College of Translation it was called 'the bible'.

Hope that helps!


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Diccionario de Términos Jurídicos by Enrique Alcaraz and Brian Hughes Apr 20, 2004

This is the best one I know of, though not perfect. I complement it with the Spanish English Dictionary of Law and Business by Thomas L.West III.

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Thanks Apr 20, 2004

[quote]Maria Belarra wrote:

Back in the College of Translation it was called 'the bible'.

Hope that helps!

Thanks a lot María, it sounds like it must be good! Hanna


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SpanTran
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Thanks! Apr 20, 2004

Edward Potter wrote:

This is the best one I know of, though not perfect. I complement it with the Spanish English Dictionary of Law and Business by Thomas L.West III.


Thanks a lot Edward for your recommendations, they are very much appreciated! Hanna


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Lorenia Rincon  Identity Verified
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Thomas West & Alcaráz Hughes = winning combination May 22, 2004

I just wanted to "agree" with the prior comment, I use both Alcaraz-Hughes and Thomas West's Dictionaries of Law and they give me pretty much what I need. I also bought "Diccionario Bilingue de terminologia Juridica" by Mazzuco and I probably have used it 2 or 3 times and it really didnt help much....

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Aida González del Álamo
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también hay otras opciones May 31, 2004

el alcaraz-varo es como bien han dicho la biblia, pero hay otras opciones, existe un diccionario esp>eng>esp de términos jurídicos de Espasa-calpe que tampoco está mal, tiene más o menos lo mismo, yo tengo los dos y lo bueno de este diccionario es que viene con una copia en CD-ROM, que en determinados casos es muy util, sobre todo es comodo.

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