Musings about a dictionary

At work, I have at my disposal the Collins English-Spanish dictionary. Half the time I use it; the rest of the time, it is WordReference.

I must say I sometimes prefer using the printed copy, even though it is falling apart (I am very hard on books). Plus you can read tidbits about things like April Fools’ Day. WordReference has an advantage in that it features discussion board. This helps in finding the term used in a particular country. For example, yesterday, I was looking up “refrigerator”, and found:

  • nevera (Puerto Rico)
  • heladera
  • refrigerador
  • frigorífico

Technorati tags: dictionaries, translation


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