Reviews - What do customers think about Concise Maltese-English-Maltese Dictionary?
The best in the market! Oct 3, 2007
One problem I faced when I started learning Maltese was to find the right dictionary. The ones available at the time contained limited lists of words, or were either outdated or too expensive. Aquilina's dictionary fills this gap. It is a little pricey but it has much more references and translations than a beginner/intermediate student requires.
Moreover, the dictionary specifies the gender and plural of nouns and adjectives, the most common comparative and superlative adjectives, as well as verb conjugations and derivatives. Many Maltese nouns, adjectives and verbs are irregular, so it is very useful to have this information at hand.
The only thing that keeps me from giving five stars to this title is the difficulty to find some references. For instance, the adjective "gharef" (wise) does not have a specific entry. Instead, it is included in the entry for the verb "gharaf" (to recognize). This system makes word search somewhat complex, especially if one is a beginner. All in all, it is an outstanding material and I highly recommend it.