2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This is a brilliant dictionary Endale Zenawi whose work established Ethiopian linguistics as an essential
part of Semitic studies was a great friend and collaborator of Wolf Leslau and both these individuals went on to write the best two dictionaries on Amharic.
They were models of dedicated scholarship and academic productivity.
This dictionary by Endale Zenawi's dictionary is the original Amharic English, English Amharic Dictionary there is another dictionary printed on bad quality paper by A. Zekaria which is based on this one and printed in India.
In the 1980s there were a large number of Indian teachers in Ethiopia and Endale Zenawi's dictionary was… Read more
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This is great tool for our Pashto language course with our teacher who always asks " Has everyone brought in their Gayan Chand Dictionary " I have spent a long time in language bookshops searching for a better dictionary and have been unable to find one.. This book packs a lot of bang for your buck. I highly recommend this as your choice of dictionary.
The best part about it is that it's small and portable, while the worst part is that, for a more advanced student/speaker, there are quite a few words that can't be found in it.
If you're just starting out with Pashto, this is probably perfect for you. If you're more advanced then hard luck there is no other dictionary… Read more
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
This dictionary has a large introduction and is evidently compiled by those whom would wish to see Kurdish speaking land as a national state. Perhaps that is why it has been compiled with loving patriotic zeal.
However this aside I have been using Kurdish dictionaries for a long time and I welcome this second edition as for the price it's a very good dictionary, the best of the bunch, it beats the more expensive ones hands down as it has more definitions than much more expensive dictionaries and printed on better quality paper.
If you are a student of English or Kurdish this is the dictionary to go for.
I obtained a copy from Amazon however this dictionary… Read more