Off topic: Advice for DE-ENG-DE dictionary
Thread poster: elrubio

elrubio
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German to Italian
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Dec 4, 2005

I would like to buy a DE-ENG-DE diccionary to make a Christmas gift to my nephew (17yo).
I'm not an english translator, so I urgently need your tips. Thanks.

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Peter Bouillon  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 23:11
Member (2005)
French to German
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More details needed Dec 4, 2005

elrubio wrote:
I would like to buy a DE-ENG-DE diccionary to make a Christmas gift to my nephew (17yo).


I'm afraid that this is not specific enough. What does your nephew want to do with the dic, exactly? For example,

  • does he need a compact booklet for travelling,
  • does he need a large general dictionary for reading ambitious literature,
  • is he specialized in some subject (does he need a technical dictionary, for example),
  • does he need a tiny dictionary for cheating in examinations?


Without this information, this is equivalent to asking for recommendations for a vehicle, without specifying whether a lorry or fork lift is needed.

P.


 


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