Student or Learner
Is there an adjective meaning "someone else's" or "other's" in English?
I suppose we could use another's, but it sounds stilted to me:
No pupil may open another's desk.
And that would really work only if we assume that the another is another pupil.
That's exactly the problem. It's irritating how irresponsible the makers of bilingual dictionaries are. It seems a bad idea to use one as a learner.
If you were talking about online dictionaries which claim to give the 'right' ot 'best' definitions, then I agree with you.
I wholeheartedly agree with you about learners and bilingual dictionaries. But then I feel that no learner should be allowed near any dictionary without proper instruction on how to use dictionaries.
I meant the online dictionaries. I don't remember when I last used a paper one and hence my mistake. The problem with online bilingual dictionaries is that there is no good way of using them sometimes. They don't bother to tell you which translation is good for which meaning and they arbitrarily choose the meanings to translate.
It's a little bit better when it comes to the paper editions. They're made more carefully but still it's mostly the word/translation scheme. It can't be good.
This is one area where you get what you pay for.