Hi everyone, this is my first time posting here I've been learning Korean by myself for almost three years now but up until now I never felt like I needed a real dictionary. A few days ago it occurred to me that having a physical dictionary helped BIG TIME to build up a considerable vocabulary base when I was actively studying English. You know that feeling when out of nowhere in the middle of some task it bumps into your head: "how do I say this word/phrase in Korean [or any other language you're studying]?". Besides, once you open it to look up the word, you almost always browse through for no clear reason and bump into interesting words that subconsciously sneak up into your memory, something that doesn't happen with an Internet dictionary. I must admit, WordReference dictionary and Google Translate are remarkable resources for a learner but as far as I'm concerned, a paper dictionary is the king. I live in Poland, the Korean language's black hole. So I've made efforts to find a reasonable one to buy one through the Internet, most probably Amazon UK or Waterstones, as I have a friend living there, so I could potentially be granted free shipping. However, all items that I found had at least one flaw that discredited them in my eyes. To begin with (I can't post links, so you can look these titles up on Amazon, if you wish): Collins Gem Korean Dictionary Though cheap, it's way too small to be very useful. The reviews say that the typeface used it pretty uncomfortable to read. Also, the number of pages seems pretty disappointing, considering its tiny size. Collins Pocket Korean Dictionary A bigger brother of the forementioned. Again, pretty small and probably not really packed with words. There's no preview available, so I can't speak for the content. Oxford Advanced Learner's English-Korean Dictionary The name speaks for itself. However, it's only a one-way dictionary and I need something that translates both ways. Plus, the price is really unappealing because of the GBP/PLN exchange rate. Langenscheidt Pocket Dictionary Ok, this one's a two-way one and sports more than 650 pages, nice. But not only does it collect pretty negative reviews (due to, apparently, lack of a great number of vocab), but it also sorts the Korean part BY THE ROMANIZATION. I mean, how strange and unhelpful is that?! Only if it were McCune-Reischauer or RR but no, it's some sick system of the author's. Minjung's Essence English-Korean Dictionary Though pretty much pronounced as one of the best ones out there, the price is WAY too high for me to afford. Plus, again - one-way only. But in the end, I found this one: Minjung's Pocket English-Korean/Korean-English Dictionary It's Minjung's, it's pretty "fat", it's somewhat affordable at ~£24 (with shipping) but I'd like to hear some opinions. Has anyone out there had any experiences with the ones I mentioned? Is there something potentially astonishing you could possibly share? Again, what's the best Korean-English/English-Korean dictionary out there for me to pick for a reasonable price?