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on 18 February 2015
In general this is a good dictionary for beginners, which I have found useful in my first four months of studying German. It is a convenient portable size. The pages are clearly laid out, essential vocabulary is highlighted, and many helpful examples are given of how to use the words. There is very little about grammar, but all verbs are linked to a verb table which shows how they are conjugated, and eleven important verbs are conjugated in full. In addition, the main text shows the present, imperfect and perfect tense of all verbs where these are irregular. The plurals of nouns are shown in full, which makes them easier to memorise.

I have two small complaints. Firstly, separable verbs are not indicated as such (in other dictionaries this is usually done by inserting a horizontal line, e.g. "nach|sehen"). In this dictionary you have to spot that the past participle (which is always shown for separable verbs) begins with the separable prefix before the "ge", e.g. "nachgesehen". Or sometimes an example is shown with the separable prefix at the end of the phrase. Secondly, although plurals of nouns are usually shown they are sometimes omitted, and you cannot assume from the absence of a plural form that it is the same as the singular.

Apart from those two small flaws I am pleased with this dictionary.
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on 2 February 2015
This is a useful book giving example sentences and phrases. Although it is a reasonable size it is not really pocket size. I found that many words were not included so need to have a back-up dictionary for non-included words. Despite this limitation, I find it a useful and worthwhile dictionary particularly for the example sentences.
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on 10 July 2014
Excellent very easy to use definitely recommend
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on 31 October 2014
I don't know what possessed me to learn German but I just can't put it down. I have since purchased other books in the Collins easy learning series but I keep going back to the Dictionary. I enjoy the information section in the middle. I look up the English words of interest first then the German word and cross reference the two. Sometimes the translations are a bit ambiguous but that is the German language for you. Its the same with on line translators, not a fault with the book. Just the ticket or should I say "genau die Fahrkarte" or das Eintrttskarte, definitely not die Strafzettel. I think it should be "Die Fahrkarte ist genau" or something? No, just looked it up it should be "das Ticket ist genau richtig". See what I mean?
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on 31 July 2015
Colour of printing is weak and the font size is very small, which strains eyes. The number of pages is lower (624) than is specified (688), probably as "Mayor new edition" (see book cover). Choice of vocabulary and examples quoted in the text are excellent.
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on 22 October 2016
i bought the German dictionary for my evening class. It has proved very useful. It includes verb tables in the middle of the book.
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on 3 December 2014
Really well organised with logical lists and groupings in colour blocks to help an adult learner see patterns!
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on 21 November 2014
These are great for many type of people of many ages, specifically teenagers studying a language in school.
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on 12 December 2014
Brilliant buy! Recommended for any gcse students! Fast delivery!
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on 10 November 2014
Great quality and much cheaper than in the book stores.
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