Re: [Czechlist] Living in the UK
- Hi Martina,
Consider buying the Millenium dictionary software - it´s big, much faster
then searching in books and - I hope - affordable when living in UK or
working as a professional translator (some CZK 15,000, Mirek, correct me If
I´m wrong). Further details upon request.
BTW this one includes most of what Bob was proposing.
> I have a very limited number of good dictionaries over here. Any
> suggestion what I should purchase when I go back home for a visit?
>I have a very limited number of good dictionaries over here. Anysuggestion what I should purchase when I go back home for a visit?
There was a discussion on this list a while ago about the merits of various
Cz-Eng. dictionaries. Check out the Czechlist archives on
with the keyword "dictionaries" (sorry, I have a habit of stating the
Of the economics dictionaries most people's favourite seemed to be the
Caforio Czech-English Dictionary and nobody was happy with the Linde Odborny
slovnik z oblasti ekonomicke, obchodni, financni a pravni. Other favourite
specialist dictionaries of mine include:
Ctyrjazycny pravnicky slovnik - Codex 1997
Stavebni slovnik - Montanex 1996
Akademicky slovnik cizich slov - Academia - 1995 - Cz-Cz, has been mentioned
a few times on this list - helps out a lot with the many unusual loan-words,
Technicky slovnik - SNTL - 1969 (though there are much more up-to-date ones
Odborny slovnik ekologie a ochrana zivotniho prostredi - Loxia - 1999 - has
received several honourable mentions here -
Svetove ucetnictvni - Linde - 1998 - not a dictionary as such but has a
valuable glossary at the back.
The Trade Links series of Czech Laws includes a dictionary with parallel
passages describing each Act and its key concepts in Czech and English.
There are Cz-Eng dictionaries on every conceivable subject these days:
education, medicine, non-profit organizations, librarianship, architecture
and construction, power engineering, water-management, banking and finance,
cars, chemistry, theology, skiing, computer science, hunting, accounting,
fishing, electronics, logistics, psychiatry, insurance, printing,
Which fields aren't covered these days? I think there is a gap for geology
but I can't think of anything else.
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> Which fields aren't covered these days? I think there is aLast week I hooked a nice piece: Hornicky slovnik a-c and c-a, containing
> gap for geology
> but I can't think of anything else.
also geological terminology.
(In Olomouc, Knihkupectvi Tycho, they are really good).
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