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On dictionaries (was: On Russian)

From:laokou <laokou@...>
Date:Thursday, November 15, 2001, 12:45
From: "Adam Walker"

> Never trust a bilingual dictionary. Always check.
I've been chanting this mantra to students for *years*. Alas, few take the hint. (Hence sentences like, "She is catching her fingernails." because the student's dictionary listed "attraper" as the first translation of "bite".) Kou