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The New World Spanish/English, English/Spanish Dictionary

The New World Spanish/English, English/Spanish Dictionary
Author/Publisher: Salvatore Ramondino
Emphasis: Dictionary
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This presents an extensively revised, enlarged second edition to the prior student reference classic, over 3,000 new entries and translations reflecting recent changes in business, technology, medicine and other areas. An essential reference addition for any library including foreign language materials. -- Midwest Book Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Description
The largest mass market Spanish/English, English/Spanish dictionary available 3.3 million Signet copies in print Includes over 70,000 entries More thatn 3,000 entries have been addes, expanded, or rewritten to reflect contemporary Spanish vocabulary

Product Details

  • Paperback: 1376 pages
  • Publisher: Signet; 2 edition (August 1, 1996)
  • Language: Spanish, English
  • ISBN-10: 0451181689
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451181688
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.1 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review:

    4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Great Study Aid
The New World Spanish/English English/Spanish dictionary is very helpful in learning Spanish. It has a pronunciation guide and a listing of all irregular verbs. It is very comprehensive for a paper back dictionary.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Best I've Used
This Spanish/English dictionary is the best I've used, primarily for the reasons that it is very comprehensive, and it gives Spanish pronunciations, oddly lacking from other such dictionaries.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Taped together, always by my side
I have purchased at least 6 different Spanish/English dictionaries and this is the one I always come back to. I am currently using my second copy since the first one fell apart. This one is held together with tape, lots and lots of tape.

I almost always find the word I am looking for, and the definitions make sense, and I am picky.

I have purchased at least 4 more of these as gifts.

So, my only complaint is that the binding is poor quality - the pages easily come out. Fortunately, they can be taped back in, which adds to the character!


Rating: 4 out of 5 stars - great for high school ESL teacher
I am a high school ESL teacher for new immigrants to the U.S. Our school buys the Merriam-Webster English-Spanish in bulk so each student has one that is easy to carry around, and because they are cheaper. But after experimenting with various dictionaries, I find that I much prefer to keep The New World dictionary right beside me at my desk, when I'm standing at the overhead projector, when I am circulating around the room to help students. I find The New World easier to read and easier to use. For example, when looking at multiple meaning words such as plot or setting, it is easier to pick out the language arts/literary definition in The New World dictionary. It also offers more in the way of support for people learning English or Spanish -- for example the section that helps Spanish speakers understand English prefix/root/suffix is very useful to ESL students and teachers in a high school setting. This year we are going to buy several for each classroom that has ESL students in it.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Best Buy
I have been teaching English as a Second Language for many years and I have become fluent in Spanish. This dictionary for Americans (North and South) is the best for the money. It has many words that are American Spanish and American English whereas many other more expensive dictionaries use European words and sometimes spellings. It is not a good dictionary for travel but then I don't think most are. I don't use a dictionary when on the road. The paper editions wear out rapidly with moderate use but they are cheap enough. Do not waste time and money on smaller dictionaries such as the Chicago. This one not only has American language, it has many idioms, and a reasonable grammar section. I hope this little gem never goes out of print.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - All you will need in a dictionary
Very descriptive, lots of examples in grammar. This should be the only dictionary that a student will ever need. Everything is there. I have learned so much from this dictionary.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Spanish English Dictionary
PERFECT! Product in great quality. For my daughter's high school Spanish class. Just what we needed! Thanks!


Rating: 2 out of 5 stars - Don't waste your money. Get the Chicago instead
I bought the New World Spanish/English dictionary for college, and hated it. It seems to be missing a lot of words. Looking words up feels more frustrating, because they are often missing, and because this dictionary follows the practice of putting "ch-" after "co-" and the other C words. It's hard to explain. I just don't love the New World the way I love my Chicago.

The Chicago English-Spanish / Español-Inglés was recommended by my highschool Spanish teacher -- I don't regret buying it. Classmates who bought other ditionaries (such as the Oxford, I think it was) often needed to borrow mine. It simply has more of the words we needed to look up and is fun to use and browse through. For example, the New World has the verb reference section in the middle of the dictionary, but the Chicago has it in front, where it's quicker to locate.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - The greatest dictionary!
The most complete and easy to read. Many phrases, just the best dictionary!


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Great for traveling
There may be better dictionaries to keep on the desk in your study, but they are impractical, because of their bulk, to bring with you when traveling. On the other hand, the so-called 'phrase books' put out by Berlitz and others are little more than worthless. This dictionary is the ideal compromise. It is small enough to fit into a tote bag, carryon, or backpack, yet inclusive enough to have just about any word you might need (except vulgar or 'dirty' words--those you'll have to learn from the locals). Of course, you'll need to know the basics of Spanish grammar, but this dictionary eliminates the need to rack your brain searching for a word. I have been using it in my travels to Latin countries since the 1990s. Highly recommended.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Spanish/English dictionary
This is highly recommended for students in high school and early college Spanish.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Diccionario espanol/ingles, ingles/espanol: New World
The book came in earlier than expected and arrived in the described condition.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Complete and easy to use
I've been using this dictionary since I began learning to speak Spanish in the early 1990s, and since then it has found a permanent position on my desk.

An important thing to remember with a language-to-language dictionary is that you're not looking up definitions, but rather synonyms in another language. For this reason the accuracy and completeness is important. This dictionary does a good job of accounting for mulitple definitions and uses of individual words in both languanges, and goes some of the way in outlining phrases.

The layout is easy on the eyes, and there is also a very useful section in the middle between the Spanish and English sides on Spanish grammar.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - I looked at many. Definately the best out there. Big though
I looked and looked before I bought this dictionary. I was looking for thoroughness primarily. This one has that. I also liked the typeface used with the entries being somewhat larger than typical for a dictionary this vast and nicely done in a clearly readable bold print; makes it very easy to use.

As many others have mentioned, it really is quite thick and heavy. So much so that if your going to be hauling this around alot you might want to consider something with either a smaller typeface of fewer entries. It claims to have 70,000 words and 1,376 pages, just to give you an idea.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Muy bueno
Este libro es excelente para los dos inglés e español estudiantes.¡Compras ahora!


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - One of the most popular Spanish Dictionaries
This second edition has over 3,000 new entries and translations which reflect recent changes in business, technology, medicine and other areas. This mammoth dictionary is a very user friendly resource which not only gives the translation, but also the context, and in many cases, the appropriate idiomatic expression.

I had the first edition of this dictionary back when I took high school Spanish in the 1970's. I loved it then, and when I recently made the decision to take up this beautiful language again, I picked this dictionary from among several choices.

This is an essential reference addition for anyone learning Spanish, whether on your own, or as part of a class.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Fantastic dictionary for English and Spanish speakers
This is the best dictionary of all the dictionaries that I have purchased over the years. I use my current one daily and am buying one for one of the mothers of my bilingual class so that she can learn English along with her child. Everyone who has seen this dictionary has wanted one. I will always check here first. Thanks


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - HANDY--BUT NOT FOR LITTLE HANDS
As a 3rd grade bilingual teacher, Spanish/English dictionaries are a must in the classroom. This volume is more than adequate--you are certain to get your money's worth, as far as finding the exact "sense" of the word you are looking for. The only problem, is that it is quite thick for a paperback volume. It is one of those books where you hold down the excess with your opposite forearm while trying to judge the thickness of how much to turn in order to get to the desired letter with the fingers of both hands. If you have little fingers using it, it will very quickly curl up from both front and back. If you are a backpack-toting dictionary-hauler, or if you read anywhere other than at a flat surface while using your dictionary, it might be a little easier going to to Merriam Webster's--which is a bit smaller in thickness, but works quite well. I have found the New World dictionary even bulky for me--a petite adult. As far as content quality, however, there is no better buy for the money.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Very comprehensive and helpful to the beginner
I am just learning Spanish and I needed a good reference dictionary. I find this one to be very easy to use and it provides expanations so that I can quickly understand what I need to know. It has over 1000 pages of text going in both directions. ... You just can't beat the price for what you get here.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Best paperback English-Spanish dictionary!
As a Spanish teacher, I've reviewed several low-cost dictionaries to recommend to my students. This one is the best I've seen as it not only gives the word, but the usage or sense in which it is used. For example, a student wrote that he liked Saturday because it was his "day off". The dictionary he used only had the Spanish words listed in alphabetical order, so he wrote "mi día apagado". Had he used this dictionary, he would have known that "apagado" refers to lights that are extinguished.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - ¡un clásico verdadero!
Among bilingual English/Spanish dictionaries, this is the one that fulfills all needs. It has an excellent list of words, and clearly indicates gender and uses (as nouns, adjectives...). The explanation of prefixes and suffixes is particularly useful, and frequently is neglected in such dictionaries. Best of all is the summary of grammar which, although brief, is amazingly comprehensive. The paperback version is compact enough to be convenient for travellers through the Americas, and the pronunciation guides are effective in both directions (if you read the explanation of the phonetic symbols).


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Great bargain, clear, bold text, idioms, grammar, and CD !
Foreign language study stops for many students when they get tired of flipping through vocabularies and dictionaries. Finally a publisher has combined a great text with today's technology. Wow! Speed beyond any reasonable expectation. Instant definitions Spanish to English or vice versa. If you are serious about Spanish study, get this bargain ASAP. Let's hope the concept of dictionary with CD takes hold fast


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