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Thread poster: Pratik Bhattacharya

Pratik Bhattacharya
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:39
Member (2020)
German to English
Jan 24, 2020

I have recently come across the "Langenscheidt Fachwörterbuch Wirtschaft, Handel und Finanzen" (ISBN 978-3861173335) as a generic business dictionary. My main purpose for such a dictionary would be to use it for the Dip Trans exam next year. I'm not quite sure how good it is for translators because there aren't many reviews.

I know there are the Zahn dictionaries of finance and banking, but I think for the Dip Trans business paper I need something a bit more generic.

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I have recently come across the "Langenscheidt Fachwörterbuch Wirtschaft, Handel und Finanzen" (ISBN 978-3861173335) as a generic business dictionary. My main purpose for such a dictionary would be to use it for the Dip Trans exam next year. I'm not quite sure how good it is for translators because there aren't many reviews.

I know there are the Zahn dictionaries of finance and banking, but I think for the Dip Trans business paper I need something a bit more generic.

Any recommendations?

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Sebastian Witte  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 05:39
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German to English
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Some inspiration Jan 26, 2020

Hi Pratik,

You can find a relevant and pretty comprehensive list here:

https://www.kater-verlag.de/fachwoerterbuecher-wirtschaft/?feature_categories_id=60&filter_categories_id=60&filter_fv_id[11][0]=9&value_conjuncti
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Hi Pratik,

You can find a relevant and pretty comprehensive list here:

https://www.kater-verlag.de/fachwoerterbuecher-wirtschaft/?feature_categories_id=60&filter_categories_id=60&filter_fv_id[11][0]=9&value_conjunction[11]=0&value_conjunction[12]=0&value_conjunction[14]=0

Besides, there is this:

https://www.amazon.de/PONS-Großwörterbuch-Englisch-Online-Wörterbuch-Book/dp/3125173434/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?__mk_de_DE=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&keywords=pons%20großwörterbuch%20wirtschaft&qid=1580063134&sr=8-1-fkmr1

Which non-financial, non-accounting business dictionaries that are still available on paper do we own? These include Dietl/Lorenz, Schäfer and Romain. I should add that Dietl/Lorenz contains 70% legal and only 30% business entries. Romain is likewise somewhat stronger on the legal side.

Unfortunately, I cannot comment on the actual question, which seems to revolve around translation accuracy, dictionary structure and usability/size (this would be a problem with some dictionaries, like Hamblock/Wessels), number of entries vs. price, topicality and weight.

Cheers,

[Edited at 2020-01-26 19:22 GMT]
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Tansy  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:39
German to English
Hamblock/Wessels Jan 28, 2020

I highly recommend Hamblock/Wessels Großwörterbuch Wirtschaftsenglisch. I don't use paper dictionaries much nowadays but I used to find it very good.

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Steffen Kern
Local time: 05:39
English to German
Schäfer Wirtschaftswörterbuch (Vahlen) Jan 28, 2020

When I was in translator school, we had to buy the Schäfer. After I had started my translation career, I bought the Hamblock/Wessels as well, but I find the Schäfer is much clearer organized and I just trust its translation suggestions more. I actually do pick up the Schäfer quite a lot in everyday work, but never the Hamblock/Wessels. Also, the Schäfer is cheaper to get.

You are right about the Zahn in that it is very much focused on Finance and probably not what you are lookin
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When I was in translator school, we had to buy the Schäfer. After I had started my translation career, I bought the Hamblock/Wessels as well, but I find the Schäfer is much clearer organized and I just trust its translation suggestions more. I actually do pick up the Schäfer quite a lot in everyday work, but never the Hamblock/Wessels. Also, the Schäfer is cheaper to get.

You are right about the Zahn in that it is very much focused on Finance and probably not what you are looking for. I also really like the Romain/Bader/Byrd Dictionary of Legal & Commercial Terms. Its focus is much more on Legal, but it's an excellent supplement to any Economic dictionary, as the areas of economy and legal are often closely intertwined.
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Pratik Bhattacharya
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:39
Member (2020)
German to English
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Shaefer Jan 28, 2020

Thanks for all the suggestions.

There seem to be two different Schaefers around:
1. From CH Beck
2. From Vahlen

Is there any relationship between them?

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Thanks for all the suggestions.

There seem to be two different Schaefers around:
1. From CH Beck
2. From Vahlen

Is there any relationship between them?

[Edited at 2020-01-28 22:22 GMT]

[Edited at 2020-01-28 22:22 GMT]
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Steffen Kern
Local time: 05:39
English to German
Subsidiary Jan 30, 2020

Vahlen is a subsidiary of the C. H. Beck publishing house. Their portfolio mainly comprises specialist textbooks for the legal and economics fields. According to the Kater Verlag website, the Beer/Herles/Obenaus dictionary seems to be an updated version of the Schäfer dictionary.

 


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