Dictionary Is an Old Friend of Mine
What do you think about dictionaries?
I'm talking about the real ones, not translators like Google.
I never saw dictionaries as a simple tool to translate words, all dictionaries I have bought so far come with so many tips, images, thesaurus, collocation, useful phrases, what's right or wrong to say, the most used words, the gender of a word etc.
I'm not a fan of those ones I feel like I have to memorize such as Phrasal verbs, Slangs, Idiomatic expression etc. These ones never worked and I saw that I have learned most of it by talking to people.
However, I love using dictionaries and it bothers me when I see people ashamed of them.
Dictionaries make you do at least 80% of the work by yourself and it's much better than just ask someone and get used to this kind of help and become a "lazy brain" for having created a terrible habit.
What do you think about it?
Do you still you them or prefer using other tools?