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patuco
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03 August 2008 at 5:40am | IP Logged 
Can anyone recommend a good Dutch-English, English-Dutch bilingual dictionary? I'd prefer one which I can actually pick up (and buy from Amazon) but online versions are also acceptable.

Thank you.
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03 August 2008 at 7:05am | IP Logged 
Koenen and Van Dale have acceptable dictionaries... I don't know whether you can order them from Amazon or any other big international site but it's probably possible.
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03 August 2008 at 9:10am | IP Logged 
Van Dale are super heavy. Most of the words in there are hardly ever used. Koenen is a bit smaller but quite big still.

Sholars and students use smaller brands like these:

http://www.prismawoordenboeken.nl/detailpagina.aspx?subcat=6 &isbn=9789027490995

I've worked in a book shop for some time, it's funny when you try to recommend a smaller book, foreigners will often go for a huge book instead. I have no clue why this is.

Edited by Kaycey on 03 August 2008 at 9:22am

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03 August 2008 at 10:02am | IP Logged 
Go for the ones by Prisma! Best buy you'll make.
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 Message 5 of 10
03 August 2008 at 11:00am | IP Logged 
taKen wrote:
Go for the ones by Prisma! Best buy you'll make.


I agree. They make some excellent dictionaries.

I can't really recommend any other English-Dutch dictionaries as the only one I use these days is the NT2 dictionary. As for online dictionaries, Interglot.Com isn't too bad (though not perfect).
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05 August 2008 at 5:36pm | IP Logged 
I do everything on-line these days. Here is what I use:

Dutch-English/English-Dutch:
http://mijnwoordenboek.nl/engels/

Dutch Only
http://www.vandale.nl/vandale/opzoeken/woordenboek/

Veel plezier!



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05 August 2008 at 6:44pm | IP Logged 
Thanks for your replies. I'll think it over before deciding on what, if anything, to buy.
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07 August 2008 at 3:31am | IP Logged 
I have over half a metre with Prismas, they're compact and certainly do the trick most of the time. I guess they're fairly cheap too. Check www.bol.com where Prisma's Dutch-English and English-Dutch cost € 8,95 each. From the books I have at home, I can tell that these books are about 3 centimetres thick (each), so they're easy to carry around.


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