In this compact guide to essential Spanish and English vocabulary, over
40,000 entries include English pronunciations given in the International
Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Bidirectional: English to Spanish and Spanish to
English. Includes sections on the conjugation of Spanish verbs, both regular
and irregular, irregular English verbs, and Spanish and English numbers.
Text: English, Spanish
- Paperback: 423 pages
- Publisher: Merriam-Webster (June 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0877795193
- ISBN-13: 978-0877795193
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 4.3 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.1 ounces
- Average Customer Review:
Don't have anything to compare this to since this
is the first one of this kind for me to use. I
did find it very helpful in Managua while trying
to ask questions and explain myself.
For the size (and it is very compact), this is a great little dictionary. It's
perfect for traveling, and I found that it worked well in Latin America
(includes Lat. Am word uses as well). Highly recommended.
Great reference! I purchased this dictionary to use while brushing up on my
Spanish thru a conversational Spanish class. Every time I have needed to
reference a word, this book has allowed me to get the appropriate word quickly!
I found this Dictionary very helpful as a quick reference while traveling within
The Dominican Republic. It was easy to move through and would recommend it as a
reference guide for anyone learning Spanish.
I am astounded at the review that is listed below me. Talk about nit-picking!
This is the only pocket dictionary that is sturdy enough to carry around in your
pocket without falling apart in days. The Oxford dictionary is held together
with cheap glue. This is just fine for my purposes. If I need to look up an
obscure word I just wait until I get home to my bigger dictionary.
I am usually Merriam-Webster's biggest fan of its products. Although I have
several up-to-date unabridged Spanish dictionaries, I bought this one to see if
it portrays the revised Spanish alphabet correctly and if it treated special
topics coherently. I was disappointed on both counts. Although the Spanish
Academy along with its sister Academies in 1994 decided to ignore the letters CH
and LL for alphabetization purposes (including them in the letters C and L,
respectively,) the letters CH and LL still remain part of the 29-letter
complement of the post-1994 Spanish alphabet. If you look under Z in in Spanish
side of the dictionary, it notes that Z is the twenty-seventh letter of the
alphabet. This mistake is inexcusable, especially in light of Merriam-Webster's
normally stellar quality in its reference materials. My advice is to not buy
this paperback Spanish dictionary, but to instead invest your money in the
pocket Oxford Spanish dictionary if you want a very good, small, paperback
up-to-date Spanish dictionary. I hope Merriam-Webster gets it right in their