The 10 Best Italian to English Dictionaries of 2020

Michael San Filippo

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Look it up in the dictionary! That's what you've always heard when you wanted to know how to spell a word. Here is a list of recommended Italian language dictionaries including college-level, picture, and slang.

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Berlitz Italian-English Dictionary

Fully bilingual, pocket-sized dictionaries for travelers includes extensive listings of 25,000 words (12,500 per language). There are new entries in each language, from computer terms like multitask and random access memory to environmental terms such as toxins and ozone layer, and an expanded menu reader including new terms and dishes designed to help travelers when ordering in restaurants.

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Dictionary of 1000 Italian Proverbs

Dictionary of 1000 Italian Proverbs

 Courtesy of AMazon

Collection of the 1000 most commonly used and understood Italian proverbs is designed for a broad readership comprised of students of both language and culture, from secondary school level to post-graduate, as well as teachers, travelers and linguists.

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Dictionary of Italian Cuisine

Approximately 6000 entries ranging from Italian foods and ingredients to cooking techniques and wine terms. Entries range from one or two words to a paragraph at most. Excellent cross-referencing and an English-Italian index steer users to the correct entry.

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Dictionary of Italian Food and Drink

Comprehensive, user-friendly guide to Italian food documents Italian wines, desserts, antipasti, breads, sauces, and more than 200 kinds of pastas, and distinguishes authentic Italian cuisine from Italian-American fare. Includes 2,300 definitions and 50 classic recipes.

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Dictionary of Italian Slang and Colloquial Expressions

Spice up your Italian with phrases and terms that you won't find in standard Italian-English dictionaries! Approximately 4,500 common Italian slang words and colloquial expressions are presented with grammatical information, the definition in English, a sentence or phrase in Italian to illustrate usage, and an English translation of the example. For intermediate-level and above.

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Garzanti Italian to English and English to Italian Dictionary

Called Il Grande with good reason: 2,706 pages with 350,000 entries; 2,200 phrasal verbs; 58,000 scientific, technical, economic, and legal terms; 1,500 neologisms; 4,500 American terms and locutions; 2,000 author citations; 2,600 abbreviations and acronyms; and 70 tables in colors and in black and white. CD-ROM contains a comparable amount of data.

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Harper Collins Italian College Dictionary

Up-to-date with thousands of new technical words. Commonly used phrases listed with each entry. Meaning and usage clearly indicated to aid the non-native speaker. Text also includes illustrations of pronunciations using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

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Oxford-Duden Pictorial Italian and English Dictionary

Identifies nearly 28,000 objects in its numbered illustrations and offers at a glance their Italian and English names. Covers a broad range of vocabulary from atoms to underwear, brewing to ball games, warships to wildflowers. This dictionary presents a list of vocabulary relating to a subject together with a picture illustrating that subject.

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Oxford Starter Italian Dictionary

Designed to offer adult beginners a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to Italian, covering all the vocabulary needed for the first years of study, along with guidance on grammar and usage. Clear entries with examples showing how the language works in context make it quick and simple to find the translation you're looking for, and the bold, color layout makes the dictionary easy to navigate, allowing you to get to grips with Italian fast.

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Rick Steves' Italian Phrasebook & Dictionary

From ATM lingo to train station announcements, this book is packed with useful phrases. Also included is advice on gesturing, telephone tips, and even a handy menu decoder. Features easy-to-read phonetic spellings of common expressions.