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  • Hardcover: 2208 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; Ninth edition edition (3 Mar 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007382383
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007382385
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 6.9 x 26.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A. Taitt on 17 April 2012
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This is a fantastic dictionary, which I would reccommend to anyone studying or referencing the Spanish language. It not only gives you the words Spanish to English and vice versa, but also a sentence as to how the word would be used. You wouldn't want to carry it around, but it is perfect for what I need doing an A-level course in spanish.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By hayfield35 on 31 July 2011
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I first encountered this dictionary in the 1970s, soon after the first edition, by Colin Smith, was published. It has served me well since but fell apart from long use. I was not disappointed by the ninth edition. now edited by a large team of experts and contributors. It gives up-to-date translations and examples from everyday modern usage. I particularly like the use of colour for headwords and the useful vocabulary in the centre section, dealing with many alternative ways of dealing with common situations. Samples of letters, invitations, essay writing and the like will prove helpful to students. It will probably serve me for another 30 years - if I'm still reading Spanish then. A must-have reference for all readers and students of Spanish and of English.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Deirdre Brown on 14 May 2011
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I have lost track of how many of these I have bought. I teach EFL and recommend it to all my Spanish students, but also to all my english-speaking friends.
I'm on my second personal copy, as the first one fell apart after so much use,
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Susil Gupta on 20 Dec 2013
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The two most authoritative bilingual English-Spanish dictionaries are this one and the Oxford UP one of similar size. On the basis of use as a translator, I would say that the Collins is about 10%-15% better, and every translator I know regards it very highly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Language lover on 17 Nov 2012
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This is a brilliant dictionary perfect for more advanced studies. Brilliant size and exactly what I was looking for. I am currently studying advice higher Spanish and French and have this dictionary in both languages. Highly recommend this dictionary :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vitaly Ivanov on 29 July 2012
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Just great - utterly comprehensive, with lots of usage examples (not just translation), colloquial and swear words, extra learning material, etc. The only complain is huge size, not very convenient to use - it probably makes sense to buy two separate Spanish-English and English-Spanish dictionaries instead.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rabbit on 17 Dec 2013
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This is much more than a dictionary as it has loads of grammar sections and is incredibly detailed. It's really great. The only problem, which was my mistake really, is that it is sooo...big and heavy and, therefore, difficult to use except at home. I should have realised but it would have been useful to have this brought to my attention when choosing.
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I absoloutely love this dictionary! It's perfect for doing my A level spanish coursework with every word you could ever possibly ned and more! Only problem is downloading the ebook/ app version promised to be free on the inside cover of the dictionary! The code is there but the webpage given doesn't exist and even on collin's website I find it impossible to find somewhere to input the code, only an option to pay the full price again for the ebook/ app version which was very dissappointing!
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