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Old 12-25-2012, 02:13 PM   #1
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PW Russian - English, Italian - English dictionaries?

Hi all,

About to purchase a new reader and investigating dictionary support. I'm studying Russian and Italian so I would like to have translation dictionaries from those two languages to English.

Regarding Russian I searched the forums but couldn't find a conclusive answer. I did not find any Ru-En dict in the Kindle shop. Is there a solution for this?

For Italian I found this. Is that the best one available? I downloaded the sample and it seems pretty terse.

Thanks in advance.
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For Italian I found this.
The Kindle comes with the twelfth edition of the monolingual Lo Zingarelli Vocabolario della Lingua Italiana, whose coverage you can test by installing any of the free Kindle apps.

If you still need a bilingual dictionary, check out the Collins Italian-English dictionary, which will be available in January. (I don't have first hand experience with any of the Collins ebooks, but their paper editions are usually sufficient for students.)

AFAIK, there's no official Russian-English dictionary, but the IIRC the Russian Kindle users at the Russian ebook forum have converted several bilingual dictionaries.

If Russian is important to you check out PocketBook series for which you can buy additional IT-EN and RU-EN dictionaries in the Obreey Store.
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The Kindle comes with the twelfth edition of the monolingual Lo Zingarelli Vocabolario della Lingua Italiana, whose coverage you can test by installing any of the free Kindle apps.

If you still need a bilingual dictionary, check out the Collins Italian-English dictionary, which will be available in January. (I don't have first hand experience with any of the Collins ebooks, but their paper editions are usually sufficient for students.)

AFAIK, there's no official Russian-English dictionary, but the IIRC the Russian Kindle users at the Russian ebook forum have converted several bilingual dictionaries.

If Russian is important to you check out PocketBook series for which you can buy additional IT-EN and RU-EN dictionaries in the Obreey Store.
Will the Obreey dictionaries work on the kindle PW as pop-up definitions? Does anyone have experience with them?
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Will the Obreey dictionaries work on the kindle PW as pop-up definitions? Does anyone have experience with them?
AFAIK, the Obreey dictionaries can only be used with PocketBook readers. BTW, the same publisher offers Russian dictionaries also for iOS and Android devices.
I.e., you'd need an iPad or a Kindle Fire to use them. For more information on alternative Russian eInk Kindle dictionaries see also this thread.
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AFAIK, the Obreey dictionaries can only be used with PocketBook readers. BTW, the same publisher offers Russian dictionaries also for iOS and Android devices.
I.e., you'd need an iPad or a Kindle Fire to use them. For more information on alternative Russian eInk Kindle dictionaries see also this thread.

As a poster on that thread mentioned, there's a downloadable Ru-En here:
http://zalil.ru/34128958
I can testify that it works for pop-ups on Kindle 4!
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As a poster on that thread mentioned, there's a downloadable Ru-En here:
http://zalil.ru/34128958
I can testify that it works for pop-ups on Kindle 4!

I can confirm that this dictionary does work beautifully as a pop-up dictionary on the PW. It is a rather good dictionary as well.
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