Kurdish - English Dictionary - Ferhenga Kurdî - Îngîlîzî
Kurdish - English Dictionary & Ferhenga Kurdî - Îngîlîzî
Auteur: Baran Rizgar
Publisher: Author Account
The first section (Kurdish-English) of this dictionary has been prepared by examining more than 300 Kurdish books, magazines and newspapers. This study enabled me to compile about 15,000 Kurdish words. I then added the words which I had gathered from spoken Kurdish, thus the number of the words totalled up to 25,000. Finally compared these words to the ones in several Kurdish dictionaries in various languages, classified them grammatically and then found English equivalents.
The second part (English-Kurdish) has been prepared by examining about 50,000 English words in several dictionaries and choosing about 20,000 words which were considered as the most common ones. I then classified those words and found Kurdish equivalents.
There are also thousands of idioms and phrases in both languages, as well as examples of different uses of the headwords.
Although this dictionary includes words from all Kurdish dialects, it has been based on Kurmancî which is the dialect spoken.