Best Online Spanish/English dictionary
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David Jessop  Identity Verified
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Jun 27, 2004

Hi,

What is your favorite online Spanish/English dictionary? I have been using http://www.freedict.com but find it quite incomplete. Others I have seen are far inferior to paper versions. Thanks for your suggestions!

Saludos de La Paz.

David


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xxxPaul Roige
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http://wordreference.com/ Jun 27, 2004

You may try this one, David. Collins Eng-Esl-Eng, Eng monolingual and RAE Spanish monolingual all in one. The best online single-click rumble-in-the-jungle survival kit, mereckons anyway. Free, but I wish it were for sale, I'd pay anything.
Saludos
Paul
ps: actually, if you've a PC you can install it for free too. Macs will have to wait, ouch again.

[Edited at 2004-06-27 22:23]

[Edited at 2004-06-27 22:25]


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Luisa Ramos, CT  Identity Verified
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Webster's and Eurodicautom Jun 28, 2004

I have hundreds of bookmarks but use mostly Webster's and the multilingual dictionary of the European Union.

http://europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/Controller
This I can't live without.

http://www.webster.com/cgi-bin/unabridged_sub.pl?refr=definition
Here you can purchase a subscription to the unabridged bilingual version. Of course, it also includes the college dictionary, thesaurus, manual of style, and several other useful features.


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keshet
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www.diccionarios.com Jun 28, 2004

I agree with Paul, RAE is great, as is WordReference.

You may also like to try www.diccionarios.com but they ask for money after a few times using it. I think though you can get a few clicks in per day, so if you only need a few words to reference, then it's OK.


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keshet
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http://www.elmundo.es/diccionarios/ Jun 28, 2004

I'd like to suggest

http://www.elmundo.es/diccionarios/

Looks like it has a monoligual and Eng/Span Span/Fren options, as well as sinonimos and antonimos.

Does anyone have experience with this dictionary?


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Susana Galilea  Identity Verified
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wordreference.com + kudoz search Jun 28, 2004

I am also an inveterate user of wordreference.com, but for queries regarding usage I find the Kudoz search function to be invaluable ("Kudoz search" under "Kudoz").

Cheers,

Susana Galilea
Accredited Translator EUTI
sgalilea@ispwest.com
www.accentonspanish.com


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David Jessop  Identity Verified
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Thank You! Jun 29, 2004

Hi Everyone:

I want to thank all of you for your wonderful help with the dictionaries. I have recorded all of the sites you suggested and will be using them in my next translation job. Mil gracias!

Saludos de La Paz.

David


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Jeremy Smith  Identity Verified
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diccionarios.com Jun 29, 2004

True, diccionarios.com is payable, but it's only 21 euros per year, and it's a pretty good general resource. There does appear to be a distinct lack of a good Spanish equivalent to the French>English www.granddictionnaire.com, unless you count Termium (www.termium.com - I think), which is very expensive indeed, and still more French-orientated.

By the way, there's some good technical glossaries available for consulting at www.acta.es


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xxxPaul Roige
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Cool! Jun 30, 2004

keshet wrote:

I'd like to suggest

http://www.elmundo.es/diccionarios/

Looks like it has a monoligual and Eng/Span Span/Fren options, as well as sinonimos and antonimos.

Does anyone have experience with this dictionary?



Thanks Keshet, great suggestion, the sinónimos and antónimos resources are terrific I reckon. Badly needed currently too!
Cheers
Paul


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