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Old April 02, 2009, 06:17 AM
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My father has a "Maria Moliner", its a good one but VERY BIG.
It's a USAGE dictionary, gives examples and more information than a usual one.
It's a VERY good Christmas gift.
it's the first one here
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b?...=Maria+Moliner
About 1500 page each volume, and expensive (295 dolars)
It's cheaper in Spain, for example (162 dolars)
http://www.casadellibro.com/libro-di.../2900001200033
but you need to have free place in your package.
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PD: Look, in barnes & Noble you have a good price (152 $)
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Dic...4928865/?itm=1
If you REALLY want it (as sayed, it's expensive) it's better to buy it there online.
Due to the price, it's considered the dictionary for sybarites.
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Old April 02, 2009, 06:59 AM
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My father has a "Maria Moliner", its a good one but VERY BIG.
It's a USAGE dictionary, gives examples and more information than a usual one.
It's a VERY good Christmas gift.
it's the first one here
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b?...=Maria+Moliner
About 1500 page each volume, and expensive (295 dolars)
It's cheaper in Spain, for example (162 dolars)
http://www.casadellibro.com/libro-di.../2900001200033
but you need to have free place in your package.
Saludos

PD: Look, in barnes & Noble you have a good price (152 $)
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Dic...4928865/?itm=1
If you REALLY want it (as sayed, it's expensive) it's better to buy it there online.
Due to the price, it's considered the dictionary for sybarites.
That word sybarite works better in Spain than it does here. I think we
would more likely use epicurian. But an epicurian would more likely buy
French champagne and real caviar and silk cushions (not polyester) than a great dictionary so I'm not sure sybarite and epicurian are synonimous.
Pleyade is another word that Spaniards seem to know and we English speakers should know but don't.

Anyway, it must be a wonderful dictionary. For now, RAE, Tomissimo and
Word Reference on line are what I use.
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@Lou Ann: I think it will be very bulky and heavy indeed, but I think you can cast a glance on it in Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The publishing house is called "Gredos". Don't buy the "Edición Abreviada".
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My father has a "Maria Moliner", its a good one but VERY BIG.
It's a USAGE dictionary, gives examples and more information than a usual one.
It's a VERY good Christmas gift.
it's the first one here
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b?...=Maria+Moliner
About 1500 page each volume, and expensive (295 dolars)
It's cheaper in Spain, for example (162 dolars)
http://www.casadellibro.com/libro-di.../2900001200033
but you need to have free place in your package.
Saludos

PD: Look, in barnes & Noble you have a good price (152 $)
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Dic...4928865/?itm=1
If you REALLY want it (as sayed, it's expensive) it's better to buy it there online.
Due to the price, it's considered the dictionary for sybarites.
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That word sybarite works better in Spain than it does here. I think we
would more likely use epicurian. But an epicurian would more likely buy
French champagne and real caviar and silk cushions (not polyester) than a great dictionary so I'm not sure sybarite and epicurian are synonimous.
Pleyade is another word that Spaniards seem to know and we English speakers should know but don't.

Anyway, it must be a wonderful dictionary. For now, RAE, Tomissimo and
Word Reference on line are what I use.
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!! This is all so very extremely helpful!!! I agree that it's expensive. And I agree that you can often find a lot of information about definitions online. But sometimes there are simply things that work better when looking in a paper dictionary. One of the issues I've had is that EVERY dictionary I find in bookstores here is a Spanish/English dictionary. I can't find a physical copy of a dictionary that is ONLY in Spanish (Spanish word defined by Spanish-worded definition). Online, yes - but then which one to buy? Now I have some ideas.

(In the meantime, I'm using an Oxford Spanish/English dictionary that I really like......)
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Old April 02, 2009, 09:40 AM
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If you REALLY want it (as said, it's expensive) it's better to buy it there online.
Due to the price, it's considered the dictionary for sybarites.
Minor correction. And it has been ages since I've heard the word "Sybarite"!!!
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Old April 02, 2009, 02:25 PM
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I don't really know the english usage, but....
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sybarite (plural sybarites)
1. A native or inhabitant of Sybaris.
2. A person devoted to pleasure and luxury; a voluptuary.
So a person devoted to pleasure (linguistics) and luxury (has money to afford it) will buy the Maria Moliner

Pero como ha dicho Poli, "Hay una pléyade de diccionarios disponibles"
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I agree that there are many alternatives. A good dictionary doesn't have to be so expensive. For an intermediate learner any "Pequeño Larousse Ilustrado" will be helpful, and it doesn't even have to be the latest edition.
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