3924RE: [Slovak-World] electronic translators
- Jul 1, 2003Julie:
You made two good choices.
I keep a the Trnka Concise dictionary on my desk and the
Lorinc Phrase book has been a best seller for us.
Two other new books that have been well received are
the Slovak Handy Extras book which is kind of like an
expanded version of the Lorinc book and Slovak for
Beginners which is an inexpensive introduction to the
Slovak language that sells for less than $15.00.
It's All Relative
From: J. Michutka [mailto:jmm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 5:33 AM
Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] electronic translators
If you want to go non-electronic, I was quite happy with these:
Hippocrene Compact Dictionary--Slovak-Engl/Engl-Slovak ISBN
0-7818-0501-5 $8.95 very small (3x4.5 inches), 7500 entries I used this
a lot on my second trip, after having learned some of the language
Slovak-Eng/Engl-Slovak Dictionary and Phrasebook by Sylvia and John M.
Lorinc ISBN 0-7818-0663-1 $13.95 about the size of a checkbook but
slightly thicker I took this one both trips; didn't use it a lot, but it
came in handy a few times, I'd find the phrase I wanted and point to it
rather than trying to pronounce an unfamiliar language (first trip)
small notepad and pencil
No dictionary or phrasebook or electronic translator will get you through a
real conversation without your knowing something of the grammar of the
language, especially a language like Slovak which is so different from
English and is highly inflected (various endings for verbs, nouns, and
adjectives). I could go on and on about this, but that's it in a nutshell.
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