I'd love to get my daughters a first dictionary in Spanish (N.B: Spanish from Spain) similar to what we have in English or even better like this French one I'm considering to get her (one of the rare ML books they'll have!!).
However when I search online I don't seem to find anything of the like. Any suggestions?
Not quite what you’re asking for, but years ago my mother in law gave me the Firefly Visual Dictionary. It only has pictures and everything is in 5 languages (English, Spanish, French, German and Italian). I have not checked if it is available in Europe, but DK makes one as well (I believe it is a UK editor).
I’ll send you links tonight when I am in front of my computer and not on my phone, if you’re interested.
Your post made me want to buy the French dictionary you mentioned!
Actually, I'm after a proper dictionary, like the French one, but in Spanish from Spain.
See, my eldest is at a stage where she literally bombards me with "what does this word mean?" and I am not always very good at explaining in a kids-friendly way. Today for instance, she asked what S.O.S and soul mean. The latter was rather a challenging concept to explain!! Her First Oxford illustrated dictionary lacks a lot of words and an adult dictionary is no kid-friendly (you search for "soul" in Wordreference and you'll see what I mean! lol). So this afternoon I ordered "Oxford Children's Dictionary" for +8 with 30 000 words....hopefully we'll find the next words she asked for!
Of course in the long run she'll be using the dictionary but at the moment it is mostly me or prompting her to look up some words.
I fell in love with that French dictionary too!! I just suggested to my mum to get it for my eldest's birthday!
So far it has proved to be perfect! Every single word we were looking for was there and very well explained in a kid friendly way. And nice pages at the back explaining useful bits like pre- and suffixes. My daughter enjoys it already!
Posts: 116 Country (residing now): US Country (originally from): Spain Children, Ages: Girl, born in March 2016 Majority Language: English Minority Language(s): Spanish, German, and hopefully French some day!
When I was in school, our dictionaries didn't have many illustrations, and if they did, they were in black and white, but I believe the ones for the links I pasted in this message have colourful images, so... if your daughters are visual learners, they'll like them
And last but not least, I'm not sure if this one has pictures, but I think it might be useful as well:
I've kept the references on my phone and I'll look them up en El Corte Inglés or a book shop over the holidays when I'm in Spain. What I find difficult with purchasing Spanish books online is that there are no preview options on Amazon (I think Spanish legislation might prohibit them because they're available on Amazon in other countries...). And without seeing the content I am a bit put off purchasing blindly.
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