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Collins Gem Turkish Dictionary (Collins Gem)
Collins Gem Turkish Dictionary (Collins Gem)
by Collins Dictionaries
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A little disappointed, 31 July 2013
The size is excellent for a pocket. The fonts and colours used are sharp and easy to read. There's no problem distinguishing the undotted I from the dotted i.

However, it's missing what I would consider to be basic words. For example, 'seyretmek' does not appear.

Words that have unexpected spellings - e.g. sana - are not listed. While this is understandable, it will make things more difficult for the beginner in Turkish.

In the Turkish-English section it would have been nice to have had a verb fully conjugated in all its tenses. A few pages explaining the various suffixes would also be helpful. Beginners in Turkish sometimes need reminders about which of -e, -de, -den is towards, at, from.

If you already know some Turkish and want something light and easy to use as an aide-memoire then this should be helpful. If you're a complete beginner then this probably isn't going to be a good starter dictionary and probably will not help translating Turkish text.

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