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Is there an official dictionary?

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Is there an official dictionary for Esperanto? How do I know if a dictionary is trustworthy?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
salivanto
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For paper dictionaries, I tend to consult Benson and Wells. I also have a paper copy of PIV.

Online, I use ReVo when I need to search on an English term, but I always double check the results elsewhere.

There's an online version of PIV at vortaro.net which I also consult frequently.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/djzeus01
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http://www.akademio-de-esperanto.org/akademia_vortaro/klarigoj.html

This is an official dictionary. But it's not the official dictionary, because it is not comprehensive. Instead, it describes that which is "fundamental."

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cervido
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ReVo appears to be one of the best; it gives plenty of quotes from published Esperanto sources (including Zamenhof) to back up its definitions.

To flesh out the meanings, I often pull up several more dictionaries to compare and contrast with the ReVo.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ziniamanto

For Esperanto-English, I use Butler's Esperanto-English Dictionary, which unfortunately is out of print and hard to find. For English-Esperanto I'm quite a bit less picky, as I tend to cross-check with Butler (BTW, that's Montagu .C.Butler, the author of "Step by Step in Esperanto", one of the classics of the lernlibraro)

1 year ago