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Duden – German explanatory dictionary
Present-day, comprehensive, top-level
Duden – German explanatory dictionary is the most comprehensive German explanatory dictionary in one volume. It includes not only up-to-the-minute German vocabulary, but also covers its dialects and its variety in Austria and Switzerland. Detailed entries are devoted to the technical terms, professionalisms, jargon, and slang. As any other explanatory dictionary, Duden contains elaborated entries on the meaning and usage of the words and speech tokens in the sentence. The new edition of this basic work offers converted, updated, and considerably extended content of keywords from A to Z. Naturally, Duden – German explanatory dictionary corresponds to the obligatory Official Spelling Rules dated August, 2006.
- About 150 000 keywords and phrases
- More than 500 000 meaning explanations and usage examples, notes on spelling, grammar, word origin, and style
- 10 000 words and phrases standing for new notions relevant for nowadays German reality, e.g. „Erlebnisgesellschaft”, „Genfood”, „MP3-Player”, „Plasmabildschirm”, „seniorengerecht”, „Zweiklassenmedizin” etc.
- Around 140 typical for the modern German language affixes, such as „neo-”, „pseudo-”, „-bewusst”, „-wirksam” and others are paid special attention
- Advice on word usage helps to avoid mistakes in linguistically sensitive cases, such as with the words „pervers” and „turken” and inform that recently often used „taubstumm” should be substituted by „gehorlos”
- Over 8 000 audio pronunciations for difficult words, provided by ARD databank
- No Internet connection required: simply download the dictionary to your iPhone/iPod touch.
- Hyperlinks between articles and directions.
- Search History of the last 100 translated words.
- List of similar words in case of misspelling
- Wildcard Search if you are unsure of the exact word spelling. Use “?” and “*” symbols to replace the missing letters
- New feature! Flash Card Quiz enables you to add new words to flash cards and test your knowledge as many times as you wish.