My Kindle Spanish to English Dictionary in the Wild

Posted on October 7, 2010
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Early this year, I made available to the internet for free the Kindle formatted dictionary that does Spanish to English translation. I know that people continue to use it and that post still gets comments after nine months. Today I found a reference to Bill Ferguson’s blog about his efforts to learn Spanish. In it he credits the availability of my dictionary as the reason he finally bought a Kindle 3, and he includes some screenshots of his experience. It’s nice to see this kind of detail about the use to which people are putting the dictionary. This was always the principle but it’s good to see some concrete examples.

As an addenda, people ask me if I’m going to make this available in other languages. I have no plans to do that because I’m not interested in reading in any other languages. I will make my scripts available to anyone who wants them as-is to hack them into something that will do other languages (or the English to Spanish as others have asked for.) It’s not plug and play and will require some fiddling, so it isn’t for the faint of heart but you can have them.

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  1. Diego Caro on October 13th, 2010 4:24 pm

    Hi Evil Genius. I want to contribute with the english to spanish dictionary.

    Recently I purshased a Kindle 3 (it’s great!), and the need of to has a eng-spa dictionary is a fact.

    What do you think?

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  3. John on February 4th, 2011 12:15 pm

    Thanks for the dictionary, EG. I installed it to my Kindle 1 with no problem, but it gives no definitions when looking up a line of text. Do you know of a compatibility issue with Kindle 1?

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  5. det on October 22nd, 2011 6:23 pm

    can anyone share where to put the dictionary on a kindle 3 to use it as the primary dictionary?

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  7. Rafael on December 27th, 2011 6:15 pm

    As Diego Carro, I’d like to contribute to the English to Spanish dictionary too, I have a Kindle Touch, what should I do?