New comprehensive Afrikaans dictionaries on-line (not free)
Thread poster: Samuel Murray

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:59
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
+ ...
Jul 21, 2005

G'day everyone!

The South African dictionary publisher, Pharos, has decided to put several of their general and subject dictionaries on the web (subscription-based). I'm not directly affiliated to Pharos and I hope it's okay to post this information in this forum.


The complete text of the following dictionaries in searchable format is available on-line:

* Dictionary of Economics and Business (W.F.J. Snyman, H.J.J. Reynders)
* Dictionary of Oceanology (J.R.E. Lutjeharms)
* New Business Dictionary (J.D.U Geldenhuys, E.E. Viljoen-Smook)
* Technical Dictionary (H.J. Terblanche) (this is simply a "reprint" and not an updated version of the popular Terblanche technical dictionary)
* Theatre, Radio, Television and Film Dictionary (M. Grobbelaar)
* Bridge glossary (Johan Dorfling)
* Classical names glossary (SA Akademie)
* Major Dictionary (L.C. Eksteen) (which is the second largest general EnglishAfrikaans dictionary on the market)
* Bilingual Phrase Dictionary (P.A. Joubert)
* Pharos New Words (M. du Plessis)
* Verklarende Afrikaanse Woordeboek (F.J. Labuschagne, L.C. Eksteen) (monolingual Afrikaans dictionary)
* Groot Tesourus van Afrikaans (L.G. de Stadler)

The subscription rates are R250/year for only the subject dictionaries or R350/year for all dictionaries. You can either search all dictionaries or choose which ones you'd like to search, and you can search with multiple-field pseudo-Boolean operators too.

Pharos has also finally decided to publish the above dictionaries and some of their other dictionaries (such as the etymological dictionary) on CD-ROM (at roughly R250 each).

The newest Pharos EnglishAfrikaans dictionary (which is a fully revised edition of the very popular Bosman/VDM/Hiemstra dictionary), is unfortunately not yet available on CD-ROM. What a pity

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2005-07-21 16:36]

Direct link Reply with quote

To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

New comprehensive Afrikaans dictionaries on-line (not free)

Advanced search

CafeTran Espresso
You've never met a CAT tool this clever!

Translate faster & easier, using a sophisticated CAT tool built by a translator / developer. Accept jobs from clients who use SDL Trados, MemoQ, Wordfast & major CAT tools. Download and start using CafeTran Espresso -- for free

More info »
Across v6.3
Translation Toolkit and Sales Potential under One Roof

Apart from features that enable you to translate more efficiently, the new Across Translator Edition v6.3 comprises your crossMarket membership. The new online network for Across users assists you in exploring new sales potential and generating revenue.

More info »

  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search