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Esperanto-English, English-Esperanto Dictionary and Phrasebook Paperback – May 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 283 pages
  • Publisher: Hippocrene Books (May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781807360
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781807364
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 3.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,399,884 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

J.F. Conroy is the chairman of World Languages at a high school in Philadelphia, PA. He is the author of Beginner's Esperanto (Hippocrene), an introductory textbook for students of the International Language. Mr. Conroy has taught Esperanto at the high school and university levels, taking part in the annual Summer Esperanto Seminar at the University of Hartford, Connecticut.

Customer Reviews

That is what recommends this book in my opinion.
CosmicPagan
My hope was that this dictionary would be a convenient reference for the most common Esperanto words.
Shayn Mccallum
Esperanto is a fun language to learn and this book does it no justice.
Randal L. Lanning

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Snorkledorf on December 7, 1999
Format: Paperback
FWIW, the book is divided up like this: 2-page Alphabet and Pronunciation guide -- 11-page Overview of Esperanto Grammar -- 47-page Esperanto-English dictionary -- 47-page English-Esperanto dictionary -- 107-page Phrasebook -- 5 pages of other sources of information, including pertinent WWW addresses. The dictionaries are quite useable, if not extensive. Where the book really shines is the Phrasebook, where Conroy sets out lists of words and short phrases, grouped by category. This is a great source of sample sentences and natural ways to say common things. A handful of the categories are: Weather, People and Places, Sayings and Proverbs, Days, Months and Holidays, Abbreviations, and The Internet. It's nice having words grouped together like this, and I haven't seen it in other Esperanto dictionaries.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Stephane Larochelle on March 5, 2002
Format: Paperback
Let's be clear, you won't really learn esperanto using only this book. It is too limited as to it's scope. However as a simple phrasebook and dictionary for the occasional esperanto user, it does quite well. It's a great little book to carry around (unless you have room to carry a full dictionary or a complete language workbook) in your purse or briefcase.
As a small travel book for travelers who "may" use esperanto in their tavels, this does the job quite nicely.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By John L. Hines on December 14, 1999
Format: Paperback
The phrasebook is decent. It's got some decent sections, that would work well as a vocabulary builder.
But, for a dictionary it's not good at all. The words are poorly chosen, and the definitions are limited. I'd recommend it for a beginner, but a serious student will want a more complete dictionary.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Capital Z on September 15, 2004
Format: Paperback
As a teacher of Esperanto, I found this book to be more the work of the author's imaginatin rather than an accurate portayal of how Esperanto is used. I can spot people who speak Esperanto after learning this book and they generally need some remediation, and as far as authoritativeness, this book has little credibility. To get a better picture you have to go out and use Esperanto in chat rooms and at meetings.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Donald J. Harlow on August 18, 2005
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This is a convenient little book for the individual who may occasionally use Esperanto but doesn't want to learn it in depth. The grammatical overview seems to be quite good, though the section on affixes could use some examples. I can also recommend the phrasebook section. The dictionary, however, should not be used without having at hand a more authoritative dictionary against which to check it. I particularly enjoyed the author's comment about the need to determine the transitivity or intransitivity of Esperanto verbs (p. 7), coupled with the fact that the dictionary does not provide this information either implicitly or explicitly; see e.g. "komenci" on p. 36 or its equivalent "to begin" on p. 66.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alberto Paderno on September 29, 2005
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For who is learning Esperanto and is already reading another book, this is a good complement, to be kept at your hands when you have some doubts, or you need to learn more way of saying.
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