I highly recommend this dictionary as a simple and very useful dictionary and as a student I consult it many times during the day. IF YOU ARE A KURDISH SPEAKER LEARNING ENGLISH BUY THIS DICTIONARY.
The Dictionary is really meant for Kurdish people to learn English and not the other way around It does not distinguish between the two r's in Kurdish, and it also doesn't distinguish between the o's, the l's but this is not a handicap if you are a Kurd learning English.
If you are an English Speaker learning Kurdish this dictionary will make an excellent supplement. On the other hand for Kurdish speakers learning English it performs its role admirably.
But a warning to buyers in Turkey, this dictionary has been banned there due to the controversial introduction and cultural notes.
A rare distinction for a dictionary!!! for this alone it deserves 5 stars but it never the less is a useful dictionary to have in your collection not only because it has become so well known, but because it is a easy and simple reference to the Kurdish sorani language.
The dictionary also has many detractors but still remains one of the most popular dictionaries in Iraq. This edition is not available in Turkey and booksellers there will not order it for you.
The present Kurdish standard called SoranÓ is in fact an idealized version of the SilÍmanÓ dialect, which uses the phonemic system of the Píjhdar and MukrÓ dialects.
The dictionary is an intensely political dictionary as the introduction describes the Kurds as a nation living under occupation in different lands. I find that this dictionary gives special attention. political terms dictionary reflects the contemporary language of Kurdistan which contains vocabulary from earlier periods, borrowings, colloquial expressions a accepted in common usage.
Sorani (a generell name for the dialects from Suleimani,W rm wa, Bingird, Pizdar, Mukr , Hawl r, Raw ndiz and X sn w) is one of the two major dialects of Kurdish. It is spoken in parts of Iraq and Iran.
I am at a more advanced level of Kurdish but this easy-to-use dictionary is designed for students of all levels The dictionary contains a broad selection of words that the average person is likely to need in speaking and writing Kurdish for everyday use.
This excellent dictionary was compiled with the intention of providing an up-to-date, easy to use, and inexpensive tool which would enable the student of the Kurdish language to understand Sorani Kurdish and in that respect it succeeds marvelously.