What is the best Kindle Spanish-English dictionary?
May 27, 2011 12:27 PM   Subscribe

What is the best Kindle Spanish-English dictionary?

I want to be able to read Spanish-language texts on my Kindle (hardware Kindle 2, mainly) and cursor in front of an unfamiliar word and have it pop up the definition in English.

Apparently, you can change the Kindle "Primary Dictionary" if the replacement dictionary is formatted the right way (and not just a random mobipocket book). When you do this, you can look up words in the new dictionary with the joystick, like you do with the built-in dictionary. I'm not interested in a Kindle dictionary where you have to go back to the home screen, open the dictionary, and search for the word, then go back to your text.

Looking at the Amazon reviews its hard to tell what people are reacting to and what they expect, and there are various free options floating around elsewhere that don't have reviews.

Ideally, I want a dictionary that knows to look up infinitives for conjugated verbs, etc. Do any of them work well? This seems like an awesome app for a Kindle (in general the built-in dictionary function seems really lackluster. There's a lot of room for improvement. Hypertext, man! What are we, cavemen?)
posted by jeb to Writing & Language (1 answer total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Check this out: http://www.evilgeniuschronicles.org/wordpress/2010/01/07/my-free-and-open-kindle-formatted-spanish-to-english-dictionary/

Couldn't get this slightly updated one to work: http://semilang.net/blog/spanish-dictionary-for-kindle.

They're very basic and you just substitute the main dictionary for this one. Seems to do the job of the main bulk of words - but not perfect by any means. Better than nowt, for sure.
posted by letsgomendel at 8:24 AM on September 4, 2011

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