Oxford Duden Pictorial Spanish English Dictionary
Do you want to learn all the Spanish words associated with your favorite hobby? Or want to know the Spanish used in your business? You can do this quickly and easily by using this special type of dictionary called a pictorial dictionary.
The Oxford Duden Pictorial Spanish and English Dictionary identifies over 28,000 objects using a series of numbered illustrations. As you study and learn Spanish, you'll probably check out or try out several methods of instruction. Like audio CDs, computer software programs, assorted types of books, and web sites too.
In addition to these methods you may want to take a look at the pictorial dictionary. As vocabulary building tools, and for quick reference, a picture dictionary is a priceless reference to have on the shelf. This pictorial dictionary isn't some type of picture book aimed at younger Spanish learners. Rather, it's a serious Spanish reference book that can quickly give you precise meanings in Spanish for words associated with whatever topic you need to know about.
Here's a description of what it's like to use this book. Everything is arranged by topics listed alphabetically - let's say, for example, that you work at a restaurant and you want to know all the Spanish words for items in a restaurant. You simply look in the contents at the start of the book for your topic, restaurants, and you go to that page.
When you get there, you find 3 pictures of different parts of a restaurant. Each picture has dozens of numbers on it - and each number corresponds to the number at the bottom half of the page which has the Spanish word with English definition for the items in the picture. There's a lot of detail in these pictures. For the example topic of restaurants, there are 2 complete book pages with 3 pictures and a total of 78 words. Dining area, vegetarian menu, diet menu, salt and pepper shaker, stack of trays, cutlery holders, plate of cheeses, corner seat...
And on it goes... The next 2 pages of the dictionary have 3 pictures with a total of 68 words related to hotels. And the list of topics numbers around 300 - Medical, computers, carpentry and construction, money and finance, entertainment - practically any topic you can think of - and this book has a number of picture and 50-75 defined terms related to that topic.
Major Topics Covered
- Animals and plants
- Finance, office, banks, stock exchange
- Agriculture and forestry
- Information technology, computers
- Trades and crafts
- Man and environment
A lot of information in an easy to use book. The back of the book has an alphabetical index (Spanish and English). You look up a word you need to know about and it gives you not only the page it's on but also its number in the picture - so you can immediately go to the picture and definition. This is an exciting book and I hope every student is aware of it. - As a way of building Spanish vocabulary quickly on topics you're interested in, there's nothing like it.
- 1 book with 884 pages.
- Suggested price is $21.95 US Dollar.
- A good way to learn vocabulary for special topics like hobbies, work, clubs.