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Compact but layout makes it difficult to use
on 28 May 2013
The positive side to the review is that the book is small enough to put in a pocket or bag so that you can take it with you anywhere.
It is packed with useful information and the translation and pronunciation guides are quite good and comprehensive. I referred to it mainly to check meanings of words - often foods when shopping or in restaurants.
My main criticism is that when checking words not all the words are in the dictionary section so you have to hunt through the Italian dictionary and then find the word isn't in there so try the menu reader or the shopping guide. After a while this gets irritating - hence only 3*s
I think that it suffers from trying to be a phrasebook and a dictionary in one place but it does make it small enough to be usable.