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Dear all,
I am looking for a dictionary of sailing terms that involves (at least) English, French and Italian. All I could find is "Dictionnaire maritime en 4 langues : Tout le vocabulaire de la navigation" by Jean-Luc Garnier, but there is no online preview.

Do you know if this dictionary contains an extensive list of sailing technical terms? If not, do you have any alternative suggestion, possibly with an online preview?

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Good luck with that one. When I took over a Danish freighter in Tampa I went to the library (pre-internet) for a Danish/English dictionary. but none was available. Later in Palm Beach, our home port, I was able to find one, but it was woefully short of technical and marine oriented words,
Fortunately for me when I was a kid I had an old photo of a Danish tall ship named Nord Lys (Northern Lights), so I knew lys was lights. After I got a generator running (she had 4), I turned on every switch on the engine room electric panel labeled 'lys' until I had engine room lights and I was able to go forward from there. It took 3 days and several rolls of masking tape to label all the switches on the engine room electric panel, but in the end it all came together, my crew arrived, and I was able to call the pilot and put to sea.
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Dear all,
I am looking for a dictionary of sailing terms that involves (at least) English, French and Italian. All I could find is "Dictionnaire maritime en 4 langues : Tout le vocabulaire de la navigation" by Jean-Luc Garnier, but there is no online preview.

Do you know if this dictionary contains an extensive list of sailing technical terms? If not, do you have any alternative suggestion, possibly with an online preview?

Thank you
Best,
Michele
Please let me know if you find one in Portuguese.

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Thank you for the nice reply, and also for the very nice story!
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This LMGTFY

And then Google Translate. Paste results in a Word doc and then market it to all of us!
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And then Google Translate. Paste results in a Word doc and then market it to all of us!
None of the resulting links provide an answer to my question. Also, Google translate can be pretty bad for ordinary translations, it is not even worth trying translations involving technical terms, such as the ones that I am looking for
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Oh, this is exciting. Using translate.google.com to go from English -> Português -> English

1. Trim the jib and ease the main
2. Apare o braço e aliviar a mão
3. Trim your arm and relieve your hand


1. Tighten the main halyard and go hard on the vang
2. Apertar a mão adriça e ir duro com o burro
3. Shake your hand halyards and go hard with the donkey.

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Re: International sailing dictionary

http://icdept.cgaux.org/pdf_files/En...ical-Terms.pdf


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