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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, October 28, 2011
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This review is from: Essence Korean-English Dictionary: Deluxe American 4th Edition (Leather Bound)
This is probably the most comprehensive Korean-English dictionary available in the U.S. The sister English-Korean dictionary seems to be in 11th edition, but this one is only in 4th edition. It's about ten years old, but still seems up-to-date on technical words used in computer and financial industries. I like the fact that Chinese characters are shown next to all Korean entries. I can see the Chinese-root, which will help me learn those characters, and help clear-up meanings of homonyms. I can read phonetic Hangul, so the lack of romanized alphabet is not a problem for me.

I like it very much, but I ended up buying the iPad App for the abridged Korean-English-Korean dictionary by the same company. Of course, I would not have bought the app without first having bought the leather-bound version and seeing the quality of the content. I use the iPad app a lot more, because it is more portable and it covers translations in both directions. I think if I bought the iPad app first, I would not have bought the leather-bound book, since the app meet almost all of my needs, it is cheaper, and more portable. Perhaps I will one day run into a word I cannot find on the app, and then I will turn to the leather-bound book for enlightenment. :-D
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Initial post: Apr 18, 2013 3:13:28 PM PDT
Tony says:
Thanks for the tip about the iPad app. It works very well.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2013 6:57:16 PM PDT
J. Yoon says:
You are welcome Tony. I still find the app very useful. Now I am doing some translation for my brother from English to Korean on a spiritual book. I also use Google Translate iPad app (free), similar the Google browser translate function. It's easier for whole sentences, but best to chop long sentences into short sections.
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