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Old 09-22-2018, 01:43 PM   #16
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How do you get the additional French dictionaries?

I only got UK and US English as well as German.
Any chance to download French? Is it free?
Yes, they are free. You can either search for the free dictionaries in the kindle store or, if you open a French book, your kindle will have a pop up ask you if you would like to download a dictionary.
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Old 09-22-2018, 01:57 PM   #17
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Here is a better answer than my first one.

Amazon will provide a free and excellent Oxford Hachette French to English dictionary, but only (if I remember correctly) if you click on a French word on a kindle set to the English language.

If you set your kindle language to French, then click on a word in a French dictionary, it will download a modern French dictionary.

Here is my dictionary list, all free, apart from the top one, which I am borrowing through my Kindle Unlimited trial, but itís only $1.99, so Iíll probably splash out when the trial ends.
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Old 09-22-2018, 04:18 PM   #18
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The Oasis 2 has poor battery life. Itís a known fact. You could ask for a replacement but the new one might be the same.
True, this is why I kept mine also. It's not great but there is no guarantee the next one will be better.
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:36 PM   #20
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- For me, appalling battery life of two days.
Your battery life is worse than mine. I recharge every 3 or 4 days. its maddening! inverting the black and white saves a lot of battery life but i hate reading that way.


I am on my 2nd Oasis. The first was the grey 8GB and I had to charge once a week now I have the champagne gold and I recharge 2 or 3 times a week
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Your battery life is worse than mine. I recharge every 3 or 4 days. its maddening! inverting the black and white saves a lot of battery life but i hate reading that way.


I am on my 2nd Oasis. The first was the grey 8GB and I had to charge once a week now I have the champagne gold and I recharge 2 or 3 times a week
Iím amazed reading with the inverted text saves battery life, for some reason I thought it would be the opposite (probably because the blurb said it uses a special type of hardware to achieve this, I assumed this meant it would be more battery intensive). I only use this very occasionally when Iím reading in the dark (mostly I use a light level of 1 with large font and bold in the dark).

Likewise, Iíve also changed from a grey to gold. I love gold devices, so I had to, really. Battery life with the grey was terrible, gold was terrible initially, then it became much better for a time with one particular firmware, now itís back to being terrible again. I still love reading on it, though, so it can stay for now.
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I got three days out of mine this week (Saturday til today) but only because I didn’t pick it up once on the middle day.
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I got three days out of mine this week (Saturday til today) but only because I didnít pick it up once on the middle day.
Pjama you might be one of the ones who would get a better device if you replaced yours. I don't think it would be any worse and most likely a little better.
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Is it maybe bad because of the jailbreak?

I had an 8gb grey model. I charged twice a week. (never updated firmware).

I am now on a 32gb grey model and so far I have also been charging about twice a week. I am on 5.9.2.0.1

Should I maybe stay on this FW?

How much reading do you guys do, because I am not reading that much at the moment.
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Here is my dictionary list, all free, apart from the top one, which I am borrowing through my Kindle Unlimited trial, but itís only $1.99, so Iíll probably splash out when the trial ends.
I didn't know a Latin/English dictionary was available for the Kindle. Is this the one published by Thomas McCarthy and Charlton Lewis?
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Yes, but theyíve called it a lexicon, itís not a straightforward dictionary, but its useful to help decipher quotes. There is a student Latin to English dictionary by Thomas McCarthy too, not sure what that is like. Here's the link to the lexicon I downloaded: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...w_myk_ro_title

I would love for amazon to add Latin to their translation languages on the kindle...
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Pjama you might be one of the ones who would get a better device if you replaced yours. I don't think it would be any worse and most likely a little better.
I already changed from a grey to a gold. The gold seemed better for a while, but itís not lasting long at the moment. Iím hoping the next firmware update will improve things... Iím ok to live with it for now.
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Is it maybe bad because of the jailbreak?

I had an 8gb grey model. I charged twice a week. (never updated firmware).

I am now on a 32gb grey model and so far I have also been charging about twice a week. I am on 5.9.2.0.1

Should I maybe stay on this FW?

How much reading do you guys do, because I am not reading that much at the moment.
Mine is not jail broken...

If you are charging twice a week when you are not even reading much, I donít think you have anything to lose by updating the firmware.

Iím often reading around three/four hours a day.
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I will update the firmware but I will also do a before and after comparison on battery time - for science!
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