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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No genders!, 14 Aug 2001
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This review is from: Norwegian Dictionary: Norwegian-English, English-Norwegian (Routledge Bilingual Dictionaries) (Paperback)
I bought this dictionary before moving to Norway, so it wasn't until I started to learn Norwegian that I discovered the glaring omission in this book - it does not give the genders of the words. Apart from this it is a good dictionary, giving information about usage and a short section on Norwegian grammar. Oh yes, and lots of obscure terms from the oil industry. But for having such a basic fault, I couldn't give this dictionary more than one star.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Where are the genders? And what about phonetics?, 12 Jan 2003
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This review is from: Norwegian Dictionary: Norwegian-English, English-Norwegian (Routledge Bilingual Dictionaries) (Paperback)
I ordered the dictionary blind, thinking that the biggest dictionary possible was bound to include these things. But there just seem to be so many words missing! If you wanted to know the norwegian for Norway you won't find it here! For the price I was very disappointed, although there are various obscure nuggets to be gleaned (I could tell you what an "irrigation cooler" is in norwegian).
My mini Berlitz dictionary, which cost next-to-nothing, has phonetics included with every entry and it's invaluable. If only this book could have addressed this and the matter of genders. Ah well.....
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 21 Aug 2006
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Andrew Irvine "Linguist" (Oslo, Norway) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Norwegian Dictionary: Norwegian-English, English-Norwegian (Routledge Bilingual Dictionaries) (Paperback)
From such a respected academic publisher as Routledge one would have expected far better. This dictionary is clumsy, outdated and lacking in essential information for the serious (or even casual) learner of Norwegian. The most glaring ommissions are noun classes and verb transitivity. But perhaps most detrimental of all to ease of use is the layout.

No dictionary should ever use indentation for primary entries. This makes the entries hard to find and puts them in an apparent subordinate position relative to sub-entries appearing on the margin, which appear to have a higher status.

This dictionary could have been much better, but in its current form is sadly not worth the price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money, 23 April 2013
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This review is from: Norwegian Dictionary: Norwegian-English, English-Norwegian (Routledge Bilingual Dictionaries) (Paperback)
This is probably the worst language dictionary I have ever seen. It omits genders of all Norwegian nouns, which is unforgiveable and renders it all but useless. Basic words are completely missing, although – strangely – there is an over-balance of technical words, which most users would never need. It is simply not worth the money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars too many basic words missing, 25 Feb 2012
This review is from: Norwegian Dictionary: Norwegian-English, English-Norwegian (Routledge Bilingual Dictionaries) (Paperback)
We bought this dictionary before moving to Norway. There are so many basic words missing that we hardly use it any longer, using Google translate instead.
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