Best Italian-English technical dictionary
Thread poster: Alessia Mencarelli

Alessia Mencarelli
Italy
Local time: 20:46
Italian to English
Mar 31, 2016

Hi all!

What is the best Italian-English technical dictionary? I'm currently using the HOEPLI one at the agency I am working at but I want to buy one for home. HOEPLI is not bad... I guess I'd just like opinions on others seeing as it is really pricey!


 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:46
Member (2008)
Italian to English
Il Marolli Mar 31, 2016

Alessia Mencarelli wrote:

Hi all!

What is the best Italian-English technical dictionary? I'm currently using the HOEPLI one at the agency I am working at but I want to buy one for home. HOEPLI is not bad... I guess I'd just like opinions on others seeing as it is really pricey!



Years ago I used to use "Il Marolli" now published by Hoepli (so maybe it's the same thing)

http://www.hoepli.it/libro/grande-dizionario-tecnico-inglese/9788820363376.html

However these days there are lots on online dictionaries.

[Edited at 2016-03-31 09:17 GMT]


 

Alessia Mencarelli
Italy
Local time: 20:46
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Yup Mar 31, 2016

That's the one!

 

Barbara Bonatti Divers  Identity Verified
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McGraw-Hill Zanichelli Mar 31, 2016

This is the one I use. I don't know how it compares, but I find it adequate.

 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
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Nostalgia Mar 31, 2016

Alessia Mencarelli wrote:

That's the one!


Mine used to look like this:

http://tinyurl.com/zcqrb6p

but I threw it away years ago !

You can still find it on ebay.


 

Jo Macdonald  Identity Verified
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Search online Mar 31, 2016

I used to have a load of books.
Marolli was the best tech dictionary imo, think I had the McGraw-Hill scientific one with a CD too but got fed up with looking for stuff that wasn't in it.
Nowadays I just search online.

If you get a CD there's a cool way of creating an image so you can have the CD data on a virtual drive on your system to keep the CD slot empty and it's a lot faster to use too.


 

Alessia Mencarelli
Italy
Local time: 20:46
Italian to English
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Online? Mar 31, 2016

Jo Macdonald wrote:

I used to have a load of books.
Marolli was the best tech dictionary imo, think I had the McGraw-Hill scientific one with a CD too but got fed up with looking for stuff that wasn't in it.
Nowadays I just search online.

If you get a CD there's a cool way of creating an image so you can have the CD data on a virtual drive on your system to keep the CD slot empty and it's a lot faster to use too.


Hi Jo,

I wish searching online were that easy! When I work from home I waste precious time searching for things that I could have easily found on the HOEPLI dictionary at work...

Do you have any specific websites/resources for this sort of thing?

Online technical dictionaries seem impossible to come by on the internet...


 

Jo Macdonald  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 20:46
Member (2005)
Italian to English
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Here's a few Mar 31, 2016

Iate is pretty good
http://iate.europa.eu/SearchByQuery.do

This is good for electrical stuff
http://www.electropedia.org/

Google is great

List of S-phrases
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_S-phrases

Things that fly
http://www.synchrolite.com/B329.html

A few more here
http://www.itu.int/terminology/index.html

and I have hundreds of specific web sites I use for reference.

Mostly though I use Iate, Proz and Google and then follow my nose.
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Alessia Mencarelli
Italy
Local time: 20:46
Italian to English
TOPIC STARTER
THANKS!! Mar 31, 2016

Jo Macdonald wrote:

Iate is pretty good
http://iate.europa.eu/SearchByQuery.do

This is good for electrical stuff
http://www.electropedia.org/

Google is great

List of S-phrases
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_S-phrases

Things that fly
http://www.synchrolite.com/B329.html

A few more here
http://www.itu.int/terminology/index.html

and I have hundreds of specific web sites I use for reference.

Mostly though I use Iate, Proz and Google and then follow my nose.
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So useful thanks Jo!


 


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