Oxford-Duden - Is 44 Euro a good price?
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Elvira Stoianov  Identity Verified
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I would like to buy the Oxford Duden De-En, En-De dictionary. It is a major new edition and it contains over 320.000 words.

My question is, what would be a reasonable price for that dictionary. Since it is imported in Romania, I don\'t know what it\'s price in other countries would be.

Is 44 Euro a good price? And is this dictionary useful?

Please help me make up my mind before tomorrow, as 44 Euro is quite some money here.

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Gabriela Frazao  Identity Verified
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Very useful! Jul 19, 2002

I use Dunden since 1991, and it has been very useful to me. After more than 10 years, probably the new edition will be better and will include the new tecnologies.

In England, its price was GBP 13,00 (in 1991).

I expect that my experience will help you to decide.



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Claudia Andreani  Identity Verified
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Oxford - Duden Jul 19, 2002

Where can I find more information on this dictionary? is there a website about it?

Thank you.

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Hans-Henning Judek  Identity Verified
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Amazon is offering it for Euro 49.95 Jul 19, 2002

Greetings from Japan, Elvira!

Amazon (www.amazon.de) is offering it for Euro 49.95, so I think you cannot go wrong with E44. Compared to other dictionaries, this seems to be a bargain.

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Marcus Malabad  Identity Verified
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comparison Jul 19, 2002

but how does the Oxford Duden compare to Der Kleine Muret Sanders? Does anyone have any intimate knowledge of the lexicon of both? Which is the better lexicographer?


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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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Duden-Oxford is good and I have one for sale for € 30 Jul 20, 2002

http://www.proz.com/?sp=bb/viewtopic&eid_c=1749&post=12273#12273 :



Duden-Oxford Großwörterbuch e-d-e (CD) € 30


Norstedts 3.1 eng-sve-eng (CD) € 20


Norstedts 4.0 fra-sve-fra (CD) € 40

Word 97 French spellchecker (CD) € 10


Nationalencyclopedin Multimedia (DVD) € 80

Nationalencyklopedins Ordbok (CD) € 20



Engström Teknisk Ordbok sve>eng (Book) € 15


Engström Teknisk Ordbok sve>deu (Book) € 15


Ernst \"Wörterbuch der ind. Technik\" € 30


Ernst \"Wörterbuch der ind. Technik\" € 20


Talvitie-palovuori-Lehto-Hytönen Teknii-

kan ja Kaupan Sanakirja sve-fin (Book) € 40


Kari Eveli ATK käsikirja eng-fin (Book) € 15


Eugene Rivelis: \"Svensk-rysk uppslags-

ordbok (juridik, förvaltning ekonomi)\" € 30

excl. postage and VAT

On Duden-Oxford CD from

http://www.proz.com/?sp=bb/viewtopic&eid_c=1749&post=4947#4947 :

It\'s very good dictionary costing below DM 100 and has many practical features: One is that you can answers in both languages at the same time, which often helps!

From http://www.pc-bibliothek.de:

»Duden-Oxford – Großwörterbuch Englisch«: Nachschlagewerk mit großem Wortschatz und Übersetzungstool

Wer beruflich oder privat englische Texte am Computer verstehen, schreiben oder bearbeiten muss, der braucht ein umfassendes und kompetentes Nachschlagewerk. In Zusammenarbeit der Dudenredaktion mit der Oxford University Press entstanden, stellt die CD-ROM »Großwörterbuch Englisch« einen Wortschatz von rund 300 000 Stichwörtern und Wendungen sowie 470 000 Übersetzungen in beide Richtungen – Deutsch-Englisch, Englisch-Deutsch – zur Verfügung. Dabei leisten neue Features effektive Dienste; »Pop-up« ist angesagt, wenn es ums schnelle Nachschlagen englischer Vokabeln geht: per Direkteingabe oder per Lupe. »Tipp-Klick« sorgt für schnelle und direkte Übersetzungshilfe. Wie übersetzt man »proposal« noch gleich? Nach der Eingabe direkt die entsprechende Tastenkombination drücken und schon erscheint eine Liste mit Übersetzungsvorschlägen: »Vorschlag«, »Unterbreitung« oder »(Heirats-)antrag«. Per Mausklick wählt man aus und die passende Übersetzung wird direkt in den eigenen Text ohne Umwege über die Zwischenablage eingefügt. Zum Wörterbuch gibts als Zugabe Infos zu Wortgebrauch und Grammatik, zahlreiche Musterbriefe und thematische Wortlisten und Grafiken. Die CD-ROM ist ab sofort für 99,95 DM im Handel erhältlich.

1 CD-ROM für Windows und Apple Macintosh

ISBN 3-411-70413-6

Ladenpreis ca. 99,95 DM oder (ab 01.01.02: ca. 51,10 Euro [D]; ca. 52,90 Euro [A]) oder ca. 89.90 sFr.

Mindestens 35 MB freier Festplattenspeicherplatz (45 MB empfohlen)

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Ken Cox  Identity Verified
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Price is OK; other comments Jul 20, 2002

My experience with the Oxford/Duden is that although it is generally good, it noticeably weak on technical terms (anything beyond the \'household appliance\' level of technology seems to be simply ignored). Also, the search function (CD-ROM version) is implemented fairly clumsily (you have to close the results window before you can initiate a new search), but that\'s a relatively minor annoyance.

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quite useful - allows one to compare prices, conditions, etc.

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