Item description for Larousse Student Dictionary Spanish-English / English-Spanish (Larousse School Dictionary) by Editors Of Larousse...
Easier to use than a full adult dictionary but much more detailed than a typical children's reference, this book is a perfect fit for middle school students learning Spanish. The clean, readable layout and eye-catching two-color design will appeal to students and teachers alike. With more than 22,000 words and phrases and 45,000 translations, the dictionary contains up-to-date vocabulary in both Latin American Spanish and American English, focusing on topics most relevant to students, such as school life, sports, and leisure. Entries and translations are easy for students to understand, with each sense of a word listed on a new line and no abbrevations: all labels, such as part of speech and noun gender, are written in full. The School Dictionary is packed with other helpful features, including • 500 thematically grouped illustrations, covering topics such as colors, the human body, and telling time • usage examples showing the headword in context and extensive usage notes • a 32-page supplement on Spanish and English grammar A full-featured reference in a format accessible and appealing to students, the Larousse School Dictionary is the ideal companion to any introductory Spanish course.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.5" Width: 5" Height: 1.4" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Sep 26, 2003
Grade Level Grade School
Series Larousse School Dictionary
ISBN 2035420652 ISBN13 9782035420657
Reviews - What do customers think about Larousse Student Dictionary Spanish-English / English-Spanish (Larousse School Dictionary)?
Lacks pronunciation key. Sep 15, 2007
Good size and good number of words for my 3rd grader. But lacks pronunciation key, forcing us to go to other dictionaries or online. Unless your child is of ayoung age, I recommend getting a dictionary that has the pronunciation keys.
Great use of color and layout... Jul 31, 2007
This is the best beginner to intermediate Spanish/English dictionary I have seen to date. This book helped me to realize that even in the well-established world of dictionaries, there is ample room for innovation.
It contains a mini visual dictionary in the center, between the Spanish->English and English->Spanish sections and provides some basic tips on grammar in both languages, tastefully writing the instructions for Spanish Grammar in English and those for English Grammar in Spanish.
The actual translation sections employ multiple colors, with keywords in yellow, and tactful layout to make it not only easy to navigate, but pleasurable to use. The reasonably small size and stiff turtleback cover make this dictionary just a little too large to fit in a pocket, but still readily portable.
More advanced students of Spanish may also want to add a pure Spanish-only dictionary to their war chest. I suggest that they start with Diccionario Practico del Estudiante, which includes a broader explanation of grammar and more detailed verb conjugations than the Larousse, in addition to being a quality dictionary: Diccionario Practico del Estudiante/ Student Dictionary
Excellent, great teaching tool May 12, 2007
Everything promised in the ads and reviews I read on this reference book is true. I love the highlighted entries and the illustrations. My students (adult ESL learners) love them, too! It's a great starter dictionary for English or Spanish. Some of the entries are brilliant - look under the entry for the word "it". This book goes beyond the definitions and succinctly explains the differences between the two languages of the common usages of individual words. I highly recommend this for use in the classroom.
How to learn Spanish faster! Mar 9, 2007
I used this book while taking a course in Spanish at my church. It really helped. I like the idea of using sentences instead of just the usual word explanations found in ordinary dictionaries. I highly recommend this to beginners.
Great Student Dicctionary Feb 15, 2007
My middle schooler really likes and uses this dictionary. The format is more "student friendly" than my Spanish dictionaries. She finds the words she needs and the explanations are concise and the pictures entertaining.