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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (13 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199298556
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199298556
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 2 x 13 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 431,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Colin McIntosh is a writer, editor, lexicographer and language teacher who has written extensively for learners of English and other languages.
A regular on the conference platform, he has given talks in the UK, Italy, Hungary, Thailand, Sweden, Poland, and France. With over 20 years' experience of editing and publishing dictionaries and language-learning material for Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and other publishers, his output includes monolingual English dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries for Italy, Brazil, France, and Poland, as well as dictionaries of phrasal verbs, collocations, and pronunciation. He was also responsible for the creation of the Oxford 3000 vocabulary list.
He has taught in France, Italy, and the UK, is an expert in second language acquisition and learners' errors, and speaks Italian, Portuguese, French and German.

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I purchased this dictionary as it is a set book for the Open University Beginners Italian L195. Sadly, it is woefully inadequate. Even tacking the course's first TMA assignment, there were several words that the dictionary did not contain. As for those it did contain, the definitions were so basic as to be meaningless: to give one example, it translates the word 'ragazza' simply as girl, but when a man says he lives with his 'ragazza', it's possible that he might mean he lives with his daughter or with his girlfriend... nothing in this dictionary to suggest this secondary meaning. Spend an extra quid, or indeed spend less, and get a more comprehensive dictionary: beginners will only encounter unnecessary difficulties with such simplistic definitions, and they will struggle to improve with a dictionary so inadequate
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Excellent first dictionary. I can also recommend its Grandfather which is rather too heavy to carry about. The beginners' dictionary can be used to travel with as well as at home, containing useful phrases for all sorts of situations, as well as helpful travel tips. It is clear and concise in its definitions, so is quick for referencing. My only (very minor) quibble is that for someone of my somewhat advanced years the type can be rather small.
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If you need a dictionary it is better to buy a regular one. This has limited use when used in conjuction with other learning.
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This really is a very very basic dictionary. I think that even a beginner would find this dictionary too simple, there just are not enough words, even the every day vocabulary needed to order a meal or get directions is lacking. This is a set book for the Open University L195 Andante Italian beginners course. I suggest get something else, even the Collins Pocket Italian dictionary is better than this.
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You don't need to be a beginner! Unless you learnt Italian as a child, this book is perfect because we forget more than we remember! I would call it a quick 'translator' and answers 'How do you say..' quickly. You can find that forgotten word or phrase easily (e.g what I mean is... how do Italians say that...? Look up 'mean' and you'll get all its uses...). Thoroughly recommended for those 'blank' moments which let's be honest, we all get when not using the language every day., I agree with its comment that it probably does have all the words you'll ever need to use. Oxford Beginner's Italian Dictionary
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Several people in my beginners Italian class had this dictionary and I was struck by how well the pages are set out and how easy it was to use. I had the 'Oxford colour Italian dictionary plus' and it's a 'stubby' book and not easy to handle - eventually the back broke and only then could I keep the page open. It didn't have all the helpful information that the beginners one does but it's mainly for it's clarity that I would recomment this book.
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This is a great dictionary. It doesn't have every word, but then again it is a beginners dictionary. It has useful sections besides the actual dictionary: verb tables and a phrase section at the back. Would definitely recommend.
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Like a previous reviewer I bought this on an Open University course recommendation. With hindsight it seems a very poor, even bizarre, choice on their part.
It is far too simplistic for any, even basic, academic study beyond perhaps GCSE. There are other dictionaries available which help the learner without creating linguistic mayhem.
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