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Monolingual Dutch dictionary recommendations

Postby tastyonions » Thu May 14, 2020 2:13 pm

I'm looking for a single-volume, (ideally) hardcover, monolingual Dutch dictionary. I would like something with example sentences and definitions that aren't too "cursory" (e.g. just giving a synonym), if possible. I've done some googling but haven't had a lot of luck. Any recommendations?
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Re: Monolingual Dutch dictionary recommendations

Postby Doitsujin » Thu May 14, 2020 5:07 pm

tastyonions wrote:I'm looking for a single-volume, (ideally) hardcover, monolingual Dutch dictionary. I would like something with example sentences and definitions that aren't too "cursory" (e.g. just giving a synonym), if possible. I've done some googling but haven't had a lot of luck. Any recommendations?
IMHO, there's nothing better than the van Dale dictionaries. I've attached a screenshot of a definition from the Van Dale Groot woordenboek hedendaags Nederlands.
This dictionary is also available for free with some Kindle apps.
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Re: Monolingual Dutch dictionary recommendations

Postby tastyonions » Thu May 14, 2020 6:08 pm

Yeah, I was starting to worry that van Dale was the only real contender for a good Dutch dictionary. Maybe I'll just bite the bullet and shell out 100 Euros for the two-volume hardcover...or try to find it used somewhere.
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Re: Monolingual Dutch dictionary recommendations

Postby tommus » Thu May 14, 2020 8:22 pm

I have this Van Dale monolingual dictionary and I really like it. It has the example sentences you are looking for. It is not that expensive and it has a CD-ROM with pronunciation.

Nederlands Als Tweede Taal (NT2) (Dutch) Paperback from Amazon.com

There is a bad review in English on the Dutch bol.nl site that you might consider.

Reviews on Bol.com

This dictionary is a nice size and the text is very clear and readable. I use it a lot.
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40 Boeken
● 35 Ned. Videos
● 370 Univ-Nederland
: 25 / 40
: 35 / 35
: 180 / 370
● 730 Video Nieuws
● 104 Skype NL Chats
● 730 Tekst Nieuws
: 730 / 730
: 82 / 104
: 730 / 730

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Re: Monolingual Dutch dictionary recommendations

Postby tastyonions » Thu May 14, 2020 9:18 pm

tommus wrote:I have this Van Dale monolingual dictionary and I really like it. It has the example sentences you are looking for. It is not that expensive and it has a CD-ROM with pronunciation.

Nederlands Als Tweede Taal (NT2) (Dutch) Paperback from Amazon.com

There is a bad review in English on the Dutch bol.nl site that you might consider.

Reviews on Bol.com

This dictionary is a nice size and the text is very clear and readable. I use it a lot.

Thanks for pointing that out. The content seems to be what I am after. I browsed through some pages on van Dale's site and also found a video with what looks to be the current edition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLsdbwjwrKI

I do wish it were a bit larger and sturdier-looking, but I don't feel ready to drop 100 euros on a dictionary just yet, so I may go with "Nederlands als tweede taal." :-)
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Re: Monolingual Dutch dictionary recommendations

Postby tommus » Thu May 14, 2020 9:38 pm

tastyonions wrote:I do wish it were a bit larger and sturdier-looking

For me, it is exactly the right size and it is quite durable. Easy to use. I have the version as shown in the Amazon ad.
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40 Boeken
● 35 Ned. Videos
● 370 Univ-Nederland
: 25 / 40
: 35 / 35
: 180 / 370
● 730 Video Nieuws
● 104 Skype NL Chats
● 730 Tekst Nieuws
: 730 / 730
: 82 / 104
: 730 / 730

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Re: Monolingual Dutch dictionary recommendations

Postby tussentaal » Wed May 20, 2020 4:03 pm

I prefer dictionaries by Prisma, both on-line and print versions.
https://www.prisma.nl/content/online-wo ... -xl-prisma

Sample pages of the print edition:
https://www.prisma.nl/sites/default/fil ... height=800
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Re: Monolingual Dutch dictionary recommendations

Postby tastyonions » Wed May 20, 2020 6:27 pm

tussentaal wrote:I prefer dictionaries by Prisma, both on-line and print versions.
https://www.prisma.nl/content/online-wo ... -xl-prisma

Sample pages of the print edition:
https://www.prisma.nl/sites/default/fil ... height=800

Ooh, that looks even more appetizing. Thanks!
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