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Feb 23, 2010 10:00 AM

food translation dictionaries - actual books, not online!

I am travelling to the Basque region as well as Barcelona in June. I speak no Spanish, but even if I did, I doubt it would help me in these places. I'm really looking forward to the great food but am worried that deciphering menus will be difficult. I've seen a number of posts here about online food translation sites, but unless I'm mistaken, those would require you to be on line (with Wi-Fi) while you are sitting in a restaurant. I am wondering if there is an actual book available, or a list which could be downloaded and printed, with the most common foods/dishes translated (in Catalan and Euskara!).

Can anyone help?

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  1. http://european-culinary-travel.suite...
    seems workable for catalan.
    For Euskara I ordered a phrasebook and dictionary from Amazon and it has alot of food terms.

    3 Replies
    1. re: magiesmom

      That's a great link thanks! I printed it out for my own trip. :)

      1. re: anonymoose

        Yes, many thanks. Do you recall the name of the Euskara phrasebook, I am not seeing anything quite like that on Amazon?

        1. re: kschuman

          It is " Basque -English English -Basque Dictionary and Phrasebook " by JF Conroy.
          I am envious of your June trip; I am not going until Sept.

    2. Here's a link to a list which you could print (both Spanish-English and English-Spanish):