Mobile menu

Need a Dutch English general purpose, online dictionary
Thread poster: María Teresa Taylor Oliver

María Teresa Taylor Oliver  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:40
English to Spanish
+ ...
Mar 11, 2005

Hello! Does anybody know of a really good, reliable, Dutch / English, general purpose, online dictionary?

So far I've been using Lexicool and Ectaco, and I was just wondering if there is a better one, or if, indeed, those two are worth it

Thanks a lot!

[Edited at 2005-03-11 03:49]

Direct link Reply with quote

Anjo Sterringa  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:40
Member (2003)
English to Dutch
+ ...
vanDale Mar 11, 2005

Hi, the only 'real' NL-EN-NL dictionary is vanDale. Not available on-line, but available on a CDROM.

The Ectaco site is about language software. This company has something like that, including the (small) vanDale:

Is that what you were looking for? This is the vanDale website:
VanDale does not come cheap though.

There is also another dictionary technology, and you can download its dictionaries:

They use the 'Prisma' dictionaries', which are OK as well, and a download is quite cheap (EUR 16.95).
Ah, I just saw you also have a free 30-day trial period, so you can download it for free....

I use i-finger for some glossaries I have and it works quite well.

HTH, Anjo

[Edited at 2005-03-11 09:09]

[Edited at 2005-03-11 09:15]

Direct link Reply with quote

Orla Ryan  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:40
Websters Dutch Mar 11, 2005

I use for veru general purposes. It's not exhaustive, but it's a good plan B

Direct link Reply with quote

Lawyer-Linguist  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:40
Dutch to English
+ ...
Van Dale Mar 12, 2005

You can also have 30 days free access to Van Dale (monolingual and DU»EN) via Babylon now. Babylon is not just their own resources anymore. Far cheaper than buying the dico in book or CD rom format.

Direct link Reply with quote

11thmuse  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:40
English to Dutch
+ ...
If you're quick ..... Mar 12, 2005

19-Feb-2005 / wang xingang

Dictionary: "PRISMA Dutch-English Dictionary and CD-Rom (translation software) " 5 euro

Phone: xxxxxxxxx Mail:

Prisma is an excellent basic dictionary Dutch English.

Direct link Reply with quote

To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

Moderator(s) of this forum
Maria Castro[Call to this topic]

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Need a Dutch English general purpose, online dictionary

Advanced search

Translation news

PDF Translation - the Easy Way
TransPDF converts your PDFs to XLIFF ready for professional translation.

TransPDF converts your PDFs to XLIFF ready for professional translation. It also puts your translations back into the PDF to make new PDFs. Quicker and more accurate than hand-editing PDF. Includes free use of Infix PDF Editor with your translated PDFs.

More info »
You’re a freelance translator? helps you manage your daily translation jobs. It’s easy, fast and secure.

How about you start tracking translation jobs and sending invoices in minutes? You can also manage your clients and generate reports about your business activities. So you always keep a clear view on your planning, AND you get a free 30 day trial period!

More info »

All of
  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs