Dictionaries in the UK
Thread poster: Paul Dixon

Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:13
Portuguese to English
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Oct 30, 2009

I shall probably be visiting the UK at the start of next year for family reasons and would like to buy at least one PT/EN and EN/PT dictionary for me to use in Brazil. I would really like a dictionary that is not available in Brazil. If the bookshop could ship it back that would be even better, as this would avoid excess baggage charges. I would be based in the West Midlands and could buy either in London or Birmingham. What I really need is a good technical dictionary, although any dictionaries in other areas could be interesting.

If you have any suggestions of what dictionaries I could buy and where to buy them, this would be very much appreciated.

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John Rawlins  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:13
Spanish to English
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Bookshop in Soho Oct 30, 2009

This is the biggest foreign language bookshop I know in London. They are in Soho in the centre of the West End. I am sure they handle international shipping too.


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Carole Paquis  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:13
Member (2007)
English to French
Agree with John Oct 30, 2009

I agree with John.

As far as Birmingham is concerned, I wouldn't waste my time looking for a decent bookshop for dictionaries. I gave up years ago.
I live locally and order all my dictionaries from Grant & Cutler or online.


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George Hopkins
Local time: 00:13
Swedish to English
Option Oct 31, 2009

Instead of buying 'heavy' and time-consuming dictionaries I suggest the WordFinder program for your computer. You can add dictionaries and your own or customer glossaries as you wish. Perhaps I'm the only user on Proz -- it would be nice once in a while to hear the opinion of other contributors.

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Lawyer-Linguist  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:13
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They do ... Oct 31, 2009

John Rawlins wrote:

I am sure they handle international shipping too.


I order from them on quite a regular basis. I've never had any problems with them.

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