Dictionaries, and introduction
- I am at the barest beginnings of learning Czech. I have dabbled in
many other languages; there are a few (too few) that I know well
enough to be useful.
From my other studies, I have found that a really good bidirectional
dictionary is essential. Often the best dictionary for a student is
one notch down from the most complete one. It has all the words one
is likely to encounter but may be better organized for a novice.
It seems like Josef Fronek's dictionaries are the right choice. What
are the differences between his separate English-Czech and
Czech-English volumes and the combined bidirectional edition? Which
do you recommend, and why?
Or is there a better choice than Fronek?
Also, it seems hard to find the separate volumes outside of the CR.
Do you know of a good book dealer in the US, or who ships to the US
routinely, that carries them and similar materials?