German-Kurdish Dictionary (Central Kurdish/Soranî)

  • ISBN: 978-3-932574-20-7
  • Autor: Feryad Fazil Omar
  • Preis: 129 €
  • Sprachen: German, Central Kurdish (Soranî)
  • Auflage: 1st ed. 2016, 1872 p.


Additionally to the two dictionaries Kurmancî-German and Soranî-German which have meanwhile become standard works, for the first time now a German-Kurdish dictionary is available: with close to 2000 pages and more than 100, 000 keywords and phrases, it is an extensive reference book for Soranî, a language spoken mostly in northern Iraq and northwestern Iran.

The German keywords, which were selected on the basis of currently available modern dictionaries and other reference books, are supplied with the required annotations as gender and parts of speech. They consider the colloquial language and the literature as well as the technical terms from different fields, for example botany, medicine, law and economics. Examples complement the keywords and illustrate the correct utilization in Kurdish. Figures of speech and short passages of works by German authors translated into Kurdish round off the dictionary.

As introduced in the Kurdish-German dictionary (Soranî), in this work a Roman alphabet-transliteration is on hand in addition to the modified Arabic alphabet for assisting users who are unable to read the Arabic alphabet.

This dictionary establishes a direct way into the other language without the time-consuming detour through third languages such as Arabic, Persian or Turkish. It shall serve as a bridge for Kurds and Germans and it shall encourage cross-cultural understanding. Also it shall create the prerequisites for the genesis of more translations from one language to the other – until now a big rarity. Furthermore, special concern is to make the mother tongue accessible to children of Kurdish families who are raised in the German-language area.