the best dictionaries you know EN_ES and DE_ES?
Thread poster: Millan Gonzalez

Millan Gonzalez  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 15:22
Member (2006)
German to Spanish
+ ...
Dec 16, 2006

Hi there,
Could you please write the best dictionaries EN_ES and DE_ES, which you use the most? It's ok software and also web-based ones... Also sectorial are welcome (technical, legal, medical and so on)

Thank you!
Millan


Direct link Reply with quote
 
Robert Forstag  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:22
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
+ ...
For general English/Spanish: Harper-Collins Dec 16, 2006

As far as general English/Spanish bilingual dictionaries, I'd give my vote to the Harper-Collins Unabridged (I think it retails for $55). Coverage is very comprehensive, the layout makes it easy to find terms and specific definitions, and there are examples of terms used within sentences. There are several additional glossaries and other useful features as well.

Bob


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Anne Wosnitza  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 15:22
English to German
+ ...
For Spanish/German Dec 18, 2006

Hello Millan,

well, for Spanish/German translations (general language) I usually use Slabý-Grossmann (consists of two volumes: Es-De and De-Es). Judging as a Technical Translator these volumes sometimes have surprisingly detailed explanations and translations of technical terms.

As an online dictionary I would recommnd dict.leo.org for Es-De and De-Es although I must emphasise that it is not so well elaborated! In the best case it can only be a hint for a good translation so better rely on paper wells

Hope I could help!

Anne


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Andrea Riffo  Identity Verified
Chile
Local time: 10:22
English to Spanish
Medical engl >sp Dec 18, 2006

Hello Millan,

I think Fernando Navarro's Diccionario crítico de dudas inglés-español de medicina is priceless.

For reference purposes, I also use Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (printed version), which is more of an encyclopaedia really and has only a short english to spanish section (I have both the english and spanish versions, though).

I hope this helps.

Andrea

[Edited at 2006-12-18 15:29]


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 »

the best dictionaries you know EN_ES and DE_ES?

Advanced search







Protemos translation business management system
Create your account in minutes, and start working! 3-month trial for agencies, and free for freelancers!

The system lets you keep client/vendor database, with contacts and rates, manage projects and assign jobs to vendors, issue invoices, track payments, store and manage project files, generate business reports on turnover profit per client/manager etc.

More info »
BaccS – Business Accounting Software
Modern desktop project management for freelance translators

BaccS makes it easy for translators to manage their projects, schedule tasks, create invoices, and view highly customizable reports. User-friendly, ProZ.com integration, community-driven development – a few reasons BaccS is trusted by translators!

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search