Our Top Choice
Larousse Concise Spanish English Dictionary
Larousse is no stranger to the making of reference works from encyclopedias to dictionaries. Its quality materials have come to be a top choice for students and educators alike.
About 230,000 words, expressions, and translations. Covers professional and general Spanish and Latin-American terms. Info on Latin-American language and culture.
It’s a bit too bulky.
Supplement for life & culture
Hardcover & paperback
The New World Spanish English Dictionary
Salvatore Ramondino is an erudite editor and author of several educational materials, especially Spanish English dictionaries which have found wide usage across several platforms.
Over 70,000 entries. Up-to-date vocabulary including idiomatic expressions and slang. Shows nuances of different meanings of words in different contexts. Full pronunciation guide.
Comes with a rather tiny print.
Idioms; slangs; students
Oxford Spanish/English Picture Dictionary
The Oxford University Press is a world-class publishing house that stands out head high among fellow university presses. Its standards for excellence are quite unbeatable.
About 4,000 entries of practical vocabulary presented in 12 thematic units including: people, food, and recreation. Practice activities aid a more fluent use of the language.
Might be a little pricey for some.
Barron’s Spanish English Pocket Dictionary
Although mainly known for its SAT and ACT test prep materials, Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. is also one of America’s leading publishers of all kinds of educational materials.
American-style English to Spanish and back. Separate bilingual lists for numerals and abbreviations. Contains words for the computer and the internet. With free downloadable version.
Not exactly pocket-sized.
American English; pronunciation
Merriam-Webster Spanish English Dictionary
When it comes to providing excellent language information, Americans—and indeed the whole world—have always known that Merriam Webster is one name they can trust completely.
Comes with over 80,000 entries and 130,000 translations of up-to-date essential vocabulary. Pronunciation given by International Phonetic Alphabets. Suitable for kids too.
The print is quite small.
Added numbers and abbreviations
Paperback; library binding