Poll: How many dictionaries and/or thesauri have you bought in the past 12 months?
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Alexander Kondorsky  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
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I can't remember buying my last hard copy dictionary Jul 11, 2010

I can't remember buying my last hard copy dictionary - it was very long ago

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
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I can't resist! Jul 11, 2010

These days I get most of my terminology help from the Internet and KudoZ colleagues, but I still can't resist growing my hardcopy collection.

I replaced one of my everyday dictionaries that was falling apart, bought a more recent edition of another one; and added new titles to my collection.


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Maria Drangel  Identity Verified
Sweden
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None Jul 11, 2010

I have more than 10 but don´t use them that much. I tend to use online dictionaries instead...

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Natalya Sogolovsky  Identity Verified
Israel
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Russian to Hebrew
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None, though sometimes it's very hard to resist Jul 11, 2010

I have a vast collection of dictionaries in the bookshelf and I love to look at them and to read them (when I have time).
But I discovered that lately I can find in the internet virtually all I need for work. There is hardly any need to consult a paper dictionary so I don't buy anymore...


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Elizabeth Faracini  Identity Verified
United States
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I've bought three... Jul 11, 2010

but only because I took the DipTrans exam in January, and wasn't allowed to bring a computer! I almost exclusively use the Internet for work. I also move a lot, and it is difficult to bring large books from country to country.

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Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
Brazil
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None Jul 11, 2010

I have two paper dictionaries for my language pair, and the rest are online.

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dasein_wm  Identity Verified
Italy
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None Jul 11, 2010

Though I have had three of my most worn and tattered ones rebound in the last two years. Like many other colleagues here, I tend to use online resources more for translating. But I still love my books!

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Ikram Mahyuddin  Identity Verified
Indonesia
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None Jul 12, 2010

I use online dictionaries and now I realize that I forget when I used paper dictionary for the last time.

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Anna Katikhina  Identity Verified
United States
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English to Russian
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electronic 1 Jul 12, 2010

I finally got myself an electronic multi-language dictionary... Not that I need it that much, but it comes handy (not as handy as I wish though) when Internet is down.... and I don't think i'll buy anything else soon since everything is online

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Teresa Borges
Portugal
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I am like Muriel Jul 12, 2010

I can't resist! I am attracted like a magnet... But in the last 12 months I only bought four! This is a sure sign that I am on the right track (for now, I mean...).

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Chun Un  Identity Verified
Macau
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English to Chinese
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Two Jul 12, 2010

One was a dictionary of Classical Chinese (文言文) for myself; the other was the Oxford Advanced Learners' Dictionary (8th Edition) as a gift for a friend's son who's studying in the UK.

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Anita du Plessis  Identity Verified
South Africa
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English to Afrikaans
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2 and would buy more if there were available... Jul 13, 2010

Yes, you guessed it, I am addicted to dictionaries and reference books....

I have about all the Afrikaans dictionaries that are available on the market, and I am always on the lookout for more to buy. I still love paging through a real book, even though the internet is so available and practical.:)


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