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Recommendation for Spanish Dictionary

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Since I am advancing towards the end of my Spanish tree, I think that it is time to invest in a printed, monolingual Spanish dictionary. I know one can get a lot of information for free on the internet, but I have a fable for printed books, and when I am really seriously studying, all my electronic devices are shut off.

For English I have the 'Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English' as well as an older version of the 'Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary', for French I have 'Le petit Robert micro'. I am now looking for comparable dictionary in Spanish. Any suggestions ?

Thanks in advance :D

4 years ago

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For Spanish, I'd go with an RAE dictionary. You can get free apps for your phone and from Amazon I'd search for "diccionario rae" and read the reviews to find one that suited my personal preferences.

4 years ago

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I think I will go for the Diccionario del estudiante from RAE, it seems to offer a huge amount of content for a very reasonable price (on amazon.de, it is just 23€). Thanks !

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jenna_swiss
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I would recommend RAE as well. It is the standard in Spain and in many Latin American countries, and native speakers refer to it frequently as a source for the most accurate, updated information. Happy studies!

4 years ago

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Well, it might not be monolingual (it's spanish-english and english-spanish + with some phrase and verb conjugation tables), but I've been using for the past 2-3 months or so and it's great :

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Oxford-Spanish-Mini-Dictionary-Dictionaries/dp/0199692696

Very cheap, very portable, very readable, (no, it's not one of those pocket dictionaries where you need a magnifying glass... lol), and rather well organised, with separate meanings/uses inside the main lemmas.


P.S. If you are an OSX (or iOS) user, Apple has a great Spanish-Spanish dictionary (for free) within the native Dictionary app. So, you can basically look up any given word with a single click! (Very handy if you read online material or e-books)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hinterland

RAE releases the 23rd edition of Diccionario de la lengua española in a few months.

4 years ago

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I am wondering how come you don't try the Oxford version on its website: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/spanish/ (grammar + vocabulary).

Another source of dictionary that I usually use: http://www.wiktionary.org/

4 years ago