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Hippocrene Practical English-Hebrew, Hebrew-English Conversational Dictionary: Romanized (Hippocrene Practical Dictionary) [Kindle Edition]

David Gross
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Book Description

The first concise, compact and popular dictionary, indispensable to the traveler in modern Israel and to anyone seeking an introduction to the ancient language of the Bible. Its 7,000 entries are Romanized, and accompanied by helpful hints on pronunciation and communication, enabling the reader to use the language without delay.

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Text: English, Hebrew

Product Details

  • File Size: 1043 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Hippocrene Books (May 1, 1991)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00352M9TK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #590,515 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed - I wanted a real Hebrew-English dictionary September 7, 2010
By JudyR
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I wanted a Hebrew-English/English Hebrew dictionary where the Hebrew words were in Hebrew. This English transliteration dictionary is of no use to me, because I correspond and receive e-mail in Hebrew. I am better off using Mozilla Firefox's add-on, "ImTranslator."
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Hebrew - English Dictionary February 8, 2013
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This is a great book to have in your home. The kids always need to look up words in order to do their homework in Hebrew.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Dictionary! April 29, 2013
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I gave it four stars only because there is always room for imporvement. I like the dictionary very much. I am not very good in Hebrew at this moment so giving me the English first was very important to me. I would recommend this book to anyone who would also need help.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good basic (phonetic) Hebrew dictionary March 6, 2013
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I don't speak Hebrew (hence the need for the dictionary) but I also can't read it, so having the pronunciations spelled out phonetically (in English) was a deal-breaker for me. This dictionary has that in spades, so it's perfect.

The only negative is that it's a pretty compact dictionary, so there are simple phrases missing (you're welcome, for example). But I knew when I bought it that it was pretty thin.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Conversational Dictionary - English / Hebrew / English October 28, 2012
By Hawaihi
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I had a need for "something" that would help me with my learning of the Hebrew language. I have learned the Hebrew alphabet but when I read the word in Hebrew, I didn't know what that word meant so this Dictionary has been a marvelous aid to my "survival" in continuing to learn the Hebrew language. Book is well set out and simple to use, in one word, excellent.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Better than nothing April 10, 2013
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I haven't been able to find a good English-Hebrew/Hebrew-English dictionary in e-Book format, but this dictionary is better than nothing.

I knew before I bought it that its Hebrew entries were romanized and didn't use the Hebrew alphabet. That's not great.

What I didn't know was that it also lacked a table of contents with links to the section for each letter. If you want to look up a word that starts with the letter 'M', you either have to search for the word (hoping you spell it exactly as the e-Book does) or page manually from A to B to C ... to M, which is tedious and time-consuming.

It would have killed them to include a linked table of contents? I've done it and it takes about 10 minutes, tops.

Like I said, this dictionary is better than nothing.

I look forward to the day when a really good English-Hebrew/Hebrew-English dictionary becomes available as an e-Book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Many mangled entries, lack of Hebrew writing December 28, 2012
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The dictionary is basically a list of words with a one or two-word translation following. Sometimes they give multiple translations into Hebrew but fail to explain what the difference is or why I should choose one over the others.

For the Hebrew/English half they have placed some of the Hebrew words actually inside part of the English words. Very weird.

They're also inconsistent with their romanization of Hebrew--words which appear in both halves are sometimes spelled differently. ("memory" is one example of this; it appears as zi'karon in the English-to-Hebrew side, but is found as "zeekaron" in the Hebrew-to-English side. Oh, and "memory" is found after "remember" in the English-to-Hebrew side.)

Finally, there's no table of contents; you have to guess where the words under a particular letter are going to be.

It's not horrible, but it could be greatly improved with some editing.
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