Recommed helpful books and dictionaries
Thread poster: Ahmed Samir

Ahmed Samir  Identity Verified
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Feb 11, 2010

Dear Colleagues,

I'd like to have my own translation library that contains reference books and dictionaries.My language pair is English-Arabic. Would you recommend me the following:

-Some books on the basics of translation, art of translation (to be practical not theoretical) serving my language pair (English-Arabic)
-Specialized dictionaries in the following fields:
-Project management
-Construction, civil engineering
-Human Resources
-Finance, commerce, accounting
-Computers:software, hardware, systems, network, IT (Information Technology)

Thanks in advance

Ahmed Samir
Cairo, Egypt


ATIL KAYHAN  Identity Verified
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I recommend that you look at website. They have a great selection and competitive prices. They ship anywhere in the world. Living in Turkey, I bought a lot of stuff from them. It takes about 30 days to get them for me. All you need is a credit card to place the order.

ATIL  Identity Verified
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Digital/Paper references Feb 11, 2010

Digital references:

1. Babylon Dictionary:
You can add as much glossaries in many fields as you wish where many of them are free including Wikipedia and other free English-Arabic glossaries here
2. Encarta.
3. Bookshelf.

Paper references:

Just have a walk in the neighborhood of Talaat Harb St. Cairo, Egypt where you can visit many bookstores (مكتبة الأنجلو، دار المعارف...وغيرها) to collect your library. Further, you can ask help from bookstore assistant in this regard.

[Edited at 2010-02-11 10:16 GMT]

[Edited at 2010-02-11 10:17 GMT]


Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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Take a look here Feb 11, 2010

This is where members can review books they have found useful.

It is a fairly new feature on the site, but there are quite a lot of books recommended and reviewed.

And of course, if you find any good books that are not included, add them to pass on the good news to others!

Have a good read!


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Some recommendations Feb 11, 2010

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