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Review for the CD version
on 23 April 2011
As Amazon seems not to be able distinguish between reviews for the CD version and the print version I should make it clear this review is for the CD/electronic version not the hardback or the CD that comes with the hardback.
The dictionary is comprehensive and easy to use. I know there will be the occasional word missing as I have used the printed addition but I have found very few of these and none of the other large Spanish English dictionaries are any better. The only thing better is to use a Spanish monolingual dictionary. The Oxford dictionary also has something that is lacking in several electronic dictionaries I have tried; it indicates the geographical usage of the words.
I noticed before purchase that there is a talking function and dismissed this as unimportant as any I have heard before have been very poor. But this one really does work; the pronunciation is accurate and as realistic as you can get from electronically generated speech. Three other features of this: a. choose between peninsular or Mexican pronunciation b. change the speed of the speech c. ability to paste in large chunks of text.