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Old May 19, 2008, 10:40 AM
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Aparentamente diccionario Oxford se trata el inglés casi como RAE se trata el español. Siempre evitaba Oxford porque pensaba que enfocaba en el inglés de Inglaterra.
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Webster's is something of the standard on the other side of the pond, though not as thorough as the OED, and yes, largely because we want a standard for our own dialect.

But the wonderful thing about the RAE is the cooperation between so many countries on one standard.
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Ok then several opinions. Gracias

Dime qué piensas. ¿Cuál diccionario contiene el vocabulario que más se usa en México y Sudamérica?


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Apuesto que es el Harper Collins.

Busca un diccionario bilingüe que incluye ejemplos de frases y cita en cuales países se usa el vocabulario. Y como dijeron otros, debes comprarte un diccionario monolingüe.

Gratis y monolingüe: http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/


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The most common translation of South America appears above, followed by América del Sur and Suramérica. I wouldn't think that there is any one dictionary that will present vocabulary from just this hemisphere. Unfortunately, Spanish is a little different in every country. Make sure you buy a dictionary that lists the vocabulary by regions. That way you'll be able to narrow your focus.
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Test the dictionary before buying it. If you know some Mexicanisms and want a dictionary that covers Mexican Spanish, check to see if the dictionary has them. Check mitote for example. A dictionary that
doesn't have that word may not cover Mexican Spanish well.

RAE is very comprehensive, but try to find mofongo, or Latin American
uses of ojalá or de pronto. You won't find them there. More than one dictionary is necessary.
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Man I sure messed that one up! Thank you Rusty for your patience.

Thank you to everyone else as well. I'll head up to the local book stores this weekend and see what I can see.

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... but try to find mofongo ...
What is mofongo? I've never heard of that before.
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Mofongo es parte de la cesta básica del caribe. Es un puré de plátano
servido con carne, pescado o camarones. Yo no sé si lo prepara en Vera Cruz o si llama mofongo alli, pero se lo encuentra dondequiera en Puerto Rico y Santo Domingo.
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Mofongo es parte de la cesta básica del caribe. Es un puré de plátano
servido con carne, pescado o camarones. Yo no sé si lo prepara en Vera Cruz o si llama mofongo alli, pero se lo encuentra dondequiera en Puerto Rico y Santo Domingo.
Gracias Poli, por la información.

Yo no sé si (lo preparan/se prepara) en Vera Cruz o si se llama mofongo alli, pero se que (lo encuentras/se encuentra) dondequiera en Puerto Rico y Santo Domingo.
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I use Collins talking dictionary you install it on your computer it's great you type in your word and it says it out load I love it. You can also type in the english word and it will tell you what word it is in spanish.

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