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5.0 out of 5 stars A first review to let people know about this product :-), 10 July 2011
This review is from: Collins Concise German-English Dictionary (Collins Concise German Dictionary 2) (German Edition) (Kindle Edition)
I just thought, that I would write a review for anyone who is interested in buying this dictionary. I am a student of German and own a normal physical copy of the German Oxford dictionary, but I loathe it! Because it is so bulky, and normally takes me quite a while to find words that I want because the text can be very small, with many different meanings of words, I easily get lost.

I don't normally use the English dictionary, only to highlight and get short meanings of words when reading, so I am not sure of the feel of the English dictionaries. However, this particular dictionary feels almost like an "app". A few words of warning though, I haven't found a way to search for German words, by using the English word in a search - you have to know the word you are looking up! But the meanings are still translated into English, so I personally haven't found this a problem, but other users might. I guess the only other warning I can make is that, users should be a little weary when highlighting words in a German book, because it doesn't pick up separable verbs. This may be a problem for users who have just begun German and perhaps picked a child's book to pick of a few new words, because they may not be away of separable verbs yet. I have found in this situation that it is good enough to, just highlight the word and then click more and finally just type the separable verb in.

I guess those warnings should maybe knock it down to 4 stars, but it is just so useful and has saved me so much time that, I refuse to mark it lower than five.

Now you know a few warnings, hopefully users won't be disappointed with a product that has saved me so much more time whilst studying German!

Enjoy Rob
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Initial post: 19 Oct 2011 12:11:31 BDT
M. Stenton says:
What Rob doesn't mention above, and what I have just (VERY disappointedly) found out is that, whilst it is claimed that you can put a cursor at the front of any word and the German translation will pop up this does NOT happen. It was this promise and only this that made me buy both versions for Kindle, ie the English/German and the German/English. Ideally, I want to get rid of both and get my money back but there doesn't seem to be a way to do that either.

My advise, therefore, is THINK HARD AND LONG before you buy either of these.

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