Need a Dutch English general purpose, online dictionary
Thread poster: María Teresa Taylor Oliver

María Teresa Taylor Oliver  Identity Verified
Panama
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Mar 11, 2005

Hello! Does anybody know of a really good, reliable, Dutch / English, general purpose, online dictionary?

So far I've been using Lexicool http://www.lexicool.com/ and Ectaco http://www.ectaco.com/, and I was just wondering if there is a better one, or if, indeed, those two are worth it

Thanks a lot!

[Edited at 2005-03-11 03:49]


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Anjo Sterringa  Identity Verified
Spain
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vanDale Mar 11, 2005

Hi, the only 'real' NL-EN-NL dictionary is vanDale. Not available on-line, but available on a CDROM.

The Ectaco site is about language software. This company has something like that, including the (small) vanDale:
http://dictionary.cpen.com/index_html
http://dictionary.cpen.com/Dictionaries/dictionary_view?dictionary_id=6

Is that what you were looking for? This is the vanDale website:
http://www.vandale.nl/.
VanDale does not come cheap though.

There is also another dictionary technology, and you can download its dictionaries:
http://www.ifinger.com/Default.asp?
http://www.ifinger.com/shop/default.asp?productsok=&pubid=&catid=&slanguage=1043&searchmodus=true

They use the 'Prisma' dictionaries', which are OK as well, and a download is quite cheap (EUR 16.95).
Ah, I just saw you also have a free 30-day trial period, so you can download it for free....
http://www.ifinger.com/registration/userdownloads.asp

I use i-finger for some glossaries I have and it works quite well.

HTH, Anjo


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Orla Ryan  Identity Verified
Ireland
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Websters Dutch Mar 11, 2005

I use http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/definition/Dutch-english/ for veru general purposes. It's not exhaustive, but it's a good plan B

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Lawyer-Linguist  Identity Verified
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Van Dale Mar 12, 2005

You can also have 30 days free access to Van Dale (monolingual and DU»EN) via Babylon now. Babylon is not just their own resources anymore. Far cheaper than buying the dico in book or CD rom format.

www.babylon.com


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11thmuse  Identity Verified
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If you're quick ..... Mar 12, 2005

19-Feb-2005 / wang xingang


Dictionary: "PRISMA Dutch-English Dictionary and CD-Rom (translation software) " 5 euro

Phone: xxxxxxxxx Mail: xingang.wang@wur.nl

Prisma is an excellent basic dictionary Dutch English.


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