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CriticasGr 5-8-This great abridged dictionary has more than 30,000 words and 54,000 definitions. The words include common borrowings and 21st-century words and uses. The article key is clear and informative. The definitions include regionalisms, compoundings, and root words. It uses the new Spanish language alphabet in which double letters like ch, ll, and rr, once considered individually, are separated and alphabetized appropriately. It has a useful arrangement of irregular verb conjugations. The "Word Formation" section demonstrates strategies such as derivation and compounding. The suffix chart is an unusual and practical feature. This compact, easy-to-use pocket dictionary is a great selection for students or travelers on the go.
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