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What a monster!,
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This review is from: Oxford-Paravia Italian Dictionary (Hardcover)
I bought this because I was finding my previous dictionary - Collins Easy Learning Italian - more and more inadequate. This goes to the other extreme! It's got EVERYTHING, in massive detail. It's also HUGE, which was not apparent from the Amazon web-site (I know, don't be confused by a small picture; check the dimensions). It's already torn the handles off one Italian bag, and when I get it out in the Italian class, the desk sort of sinks...
Another thing I think could be improved is the layout. It's got all sorts of interesting sections - irregular verbs, model letters in Italian for various situations and much more. The trouble is that they are not easy to turn to. Maybe some kind of colour coding, or marks on the edge of the book, or coloured separator pages - or something. I'm turning pages over at the start of useful sections, but this is not really good for the book.