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Old 18th October 2007, 05:46 PM   #1
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Default Looking for elec. dictionary that's not a translator

Hi everyone,
I have been trying to find a spanish electronic dictionary that doesn't do translation to english. I have a spanish-english/english-spanish electronic one. But I want something that, when I look up a word in spanish, it gives me the definition/description in spanish. Have you encountered anything like this? Thanks for any ideas you can give me.

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Old 18th October 2007, 05:48 PM   #2
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You can't get much better than the Real Academia Española.
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Old 18th October 2007, 05:53 PM   #3
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I didn't have this link, and its really excellent. Thx....But I am looking for the "pocket version" sin internet connection....
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Old 18th October 2007, 06:26 PM   #4
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It looks like the RAE do something, but I have no idea how you'd get it.
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Old 18th October 2007, 11:03 PM   #5
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I've got a Franklin DBE-1470. It works like a dictionary, but also lets you enter the conjugated form of a verb. For instance if you see the word envalentonáramos you don't need figure out the root to look it up. It also conjugates verbs in all the tenses. When I'm at home, I'd rather use a dictionary, but I carry the Franklin in my backpack. Oh, you can also buy book cards that plug into the back in case you want a copy of the bible or Gray's Anatomy or an English dictionary.
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When you say pocket version, do you mean something that will run on your phone/PDA? If so, have a look at the free MobiPocket reader software; there are a number of Spanish dictionaries that you can purchase on the MobiPocket
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When you say pocket version, do you mean something that will run on your phone/PDA? If so, have a look at the free MobiPocket reader software; there are a number of Spanish dictionaries that you can purchase on the MobiPocket
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Nice one, Wayne. I like the look of this.
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Old 19th October 2007, 04:37 PM   #8
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Default Found something online, but now have to figure out where to buy it

Hi everyone,
Thanks for the suggestions. I went looking around yesterday, and found a product called the Casio EW-S2100. Found the specs for it online, and it looks like what I am looking for.

Now I have to figure out how to get one from the US. Casio USA doesn't carry it, and I haven't found any stores where you can order it online. I will have to keep looking. Found it available in Chile, but the site says "buy it locally" at a mall in Santiago. I've made some excuses for going on a trip before, but I don't think my wife will go for "yeah, let's head down to Chile so I can buy that electronic dictionary..."
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Now I have to figure out how to get one from the US. Casio USA doesn't carry it, and I haven't found any stores where you can order it online.
How about here?
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Old 19th October 2007, 05:12 PM   #10
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That's about 10x what I paid for the Franklin, but I WANT ONE!
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Old 19th October 2007, 05:15 PM   #11
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That's about 10x what I paid for the Franklin, but I WANT ONE!
Why not split the cost with mdolbear and share it!
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Why not split the cost with mdolbear and share it!

I don't know. We're 1,295.5 miles away and the last long-distance relationship I had with an electronic dictionary ended badly.
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I don't know. We're 1,295.5 miles away and the last long-distance relationship I had with an electronic dictionary ended badly.
Same for me - it left me for a calculator. I was lost for words.
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Thanks Eldeano, You are a much better surfer than I....I was finding them in Argentina, not San Antonia....Thanks again..
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Thanks Eldeano, You are a much better surfer than I....I was finding them in Argentina, not San Antonia....Thanks again..

You're welcome. You'll have to let us know what it's like when you get it.
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