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What are the best explanatory dictionary(ies) in your language?
Thread poster: mikhailo
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English to Russian
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Sep 11, 2004

I ask everybody indicate the best (by word count, explanations given, CD version presence, your opinion, etc) explanatory dictionary for your language.
For Russian on my opinion it's the BIG SOVIET ENCYCLOPEDIA (Áîëüøàÿ ñîâåòñêàÿ ýíöèêëîïåäèÿ) (31(?) volume in hard copy but also this is CD version)

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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:51
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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Grimms Wörterbuch for German Sep 11, 2004

It's available online and on CD and in 32 volumes. But for practical purposes the most popular seems to be Wahrig.
But I'm no expert.

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Ashar  Identity Verified
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English to Urdu
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Qaumi Angrazi Urdu Lughat for Urdu Language Sep 11, 2004

I have number of English Urdu dictionaries but I find "Qaumi Angrazi Urdu Lughat" ( National English Urdu Dictionary by National Language Authority) the best one. There may be others but this dictionary never disappointed me. It's not explanatory and gives only the meanings of words but is very exhaustive. Comprising of over 2600 pages, this dictionary covers almost all natural and social sciences subjects.

I wish our Urdu language could also have a voluminous dictionary like the one with 32 volumes in Russian.

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Frédéric Bégon
Local time: 20:51
English to French
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Dictionary & France (Paris) Sep 12, 2004

Firstly thank you very much for Grimm's dictionary :

In France :

Good reading, Frederic.

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