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Italian dictionaries for Kindle?

I found a lot of resources when studying Spanish. Now I want to do the same thing for Italian. I found simple readers to use on my Kindle. But now I need to add an Italian to English dictionary. Does anyone have suggestions? The ones on Amazon don't seem to get very good reviews. But it is very nice to have the language dictionary installed on your Ereader.

6 years ago

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/leonardicus

I have never found a good e-book version of a translation dictionary. If you have wifi on the kindle, you can go to wordreference.com and they have an excellent service. It might be worthwhile to invest a pocket dictionary to carry with your kindle.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StellaX

I don't know about Italian - English, but I got the default Italian - Italian downloaded and that works nice for me.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DonnaMarie

well Italian to Italian doesn't help if you are just learning the language. I did download that one but if you are in early levels of learning the language you need a dictionary from your primary language to Italian.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/anderdb

I have the "Italian-English Dictionary (Italian Edition)" by Pushkin and Suponau and it is decent. The negative reviews seem to mostly be people who don't understand how to use it. Presumably if you've used Spanish dictionaries on your Kindle, you shouldn't have a problem getting this one working. It seems to be fairly thorough with the books that I've used it with. My major complaint is that the verb translations just translate the verb literally without noting subject, tense, etc. i.e. "entrammo" translates as just "entered". Still better than nothing and much better than the Barron's dictionary which was just useless.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DonnaMarie

Thanks! That seemed to be the best one from looking at all of them but none of them had very good reviews. I had quickly found some free Spanish dictionaries for Kindle but there weren't any useful ones to be found for Italian. And using your Kindle with a paperback dictionary in hand seems to defeat the purpose. I think I'll get this one. Thanks again!

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/anderdb

Oh, I also should mention that Amazon has a really nice return policy for the Kindle where you can return books within 7 days for a full refund, no questions asked. You have to go to the "Manage Your Kindle" page from your computer to do this. So no risk trying out the dictionary!

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DonnaMarie

ok thanks. I hadn't thought of that!

6 years ago
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