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A world-class single-volume bilingual dictionary
on 10 October 2013
Arguably the best single-volume EN-DE, DE-EN dictionary from a British publisher. Collins' very clear typographical design is IMO now ahead of Oxford University Press in this field. The Open University Set Book symbol on the front is in this case a reliable indicator of quality. It's very good value and has the advantage of being corpus-based, making it very up-to-date on current usage.
A professional translator would, of course, also use a German-published equivalent volume to balance out possible publisher cultural bias in compilation (as an occasional translator I also use the Langenscheidt equivalent offering.) Nevertheless, this is a world-class single-volume bilingual dictionary that can be used with confidence by language professionals.