If you have read one of my earlier posts you know that I am not very keen on translating websites.
Online dictionaries are different, though, and Leo is my favourite. Leo started 1995 and was very basic then. After a while they were looking for volunteers and I was one of them. Several times I got a list of 250 basic German – English translations. I would then add the German gender plus any phrases I knew. I really enjoyed working with those lists but I am glad the dictionary has improved immensly.
Another dictionary that you could also use offline is QuickDic. You can either use it online or download a copy onto your computer – very handy if you don’t always have internet access.
Of course, I still use paper copies, too, as I don’t always have a computer in every room I’m teaching. Dictionaries come in all sorts of sizes and what you buy depends on what you need. I have a big Collins Concise German Dictionary at home. It’s a fantastic dictionary but as it’s so big it’s too heavy to carry around. A little dictionary like the Oxford German Mini Dictionary is easy to carry around, but obviously doesn’t contain as many words.

So what’s your favourite dictionary?

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