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Thread poster: Anne McKee
Anne McKee
Local time: 12:55
French to English
Nov 18, 2004

I saw the question posted about a French-English technical dictionary . I am collecting dictionaries as I am sitting the Institute of Linguists exam in January, and am not able to connect to Internet for the exam, is there a site or place where second-hand bilingual dictionaries are sold, dictionaries that are no longer needed by translators for example?

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Johanna Timm, PhD  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:55
Member (2002)
English to German
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Post a request under the "Exchange " tab Nov 18, 2004

Hi transanne,
You can post your request right here at!
Go to the community tab, select Exchange > Books> Request
and enter your item.

It seems, however, that not many people use (or maybe know about) this feature, but it's certainly worth a try. You could also post a request in your language specific forum.

Bonne chance,

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Sonya Mountford-Jones  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:55
French to English
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Thank you Nov 18, 2004

Hi Johanna,

I just wanted to thank you for pointing out the Exchange area on this site, which I admit had escaped my notice. You're right though, it doesn't look like it gets used much but at least now I know it's there for future reference.

Thanks again,

Sonya Mountford

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Jonathan MacKerron  Identity Verified
Member (2005)
German to English
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Ebay Jan 29, 2005

Ebay is a fantastic source of used paper and electronic dictionaries. Check out or and type in whatever you may be looking for. I have nearly always found what I was looking for and usually got it cheaper than I would have elsewhere.
J. MacKerron

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Anne McKee
Local time: 12:55
French to English
Thanks for your replies Jan 29, 2005

I will have a look on, I often look on but have never really thought about France, thanks of your input.

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Local time: 12:55
English to French
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For sale: Ernst: DE-FR : Wörterbuch der indust. Technik, 4th ed. Feb 5, 2005

If someone is interested, he/she can send me a mail.
Very helpfull dictionnary. Very good condition.

Kind regards

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