Dictionary

The mother tongue in your new home "Bicycle Philately" is English - the world's number one language with an estimated 500 million to 1 billion speakers (including second language). So the majority of the world's population and presumably also of the users of this website has a different mother tongue. That the users can communicate with each other, there is "Google Translator". For philatelic terms hardworking collectors have created specialized dictionaries. Very useful, because there are terms that have different meanings in different languages, such as e.g. "bloc(k)": in English usually 4 jointed stamps (2x2) - in German a souvenir sheet.

In the following still incomplete table you find a compilation of links to different dictionaries:

  From:                                 To:

 Czech

Finnish, German/English/French/Spanish/Hungarian, ...

      Kdo ví víc?
 Chinese   (Mandarin) .English, ...       谁知道更多?
 Danish . Finnish, ...       Hvem ved mere?
 Dutch  ...       Wie weet meer?
 English

.Chinese, Finnish, French, German, ...., ...,

      Who knows more?
 Finnish .Danish, German, English, Swedish, ..       Kuka tietää enemmän?
 French

.Dutch, German, ...

      Qui sait plus?
 German

.English1, English2, Finnsh, French...Italian, ...

      Wer weiß mehr?
 Italian .English/Spanish/French/German, ...       Chi sa di più?
 Japanese  ...       誰がもっと知っている?
 Russian .Finnish, ...       Кто знает больше?
 Spanish English/French/German/Italian/Portugese       ¿Quién sabe más?
 Swedish Finnish       Vem vet mer?

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Philatelic Terms

To know the correct philatelic terms is important especially when you are buying and/or selling stamps. 

The English terms have been explained in 1987 (BS2_12) by Douglas Marchant (former editor of the Bicycle Stamps magazine) in his article "Mind Your Language":

 

 

Philatelic terms in other languages are described in the links below:

 Czech  ...        Kdo ví víc?
 Chinese   (Mandarin)  ...       谁知道更多?
 Danish .Nordfirm, ...       Hvem ved mere? 
 Dutch  ...       Wie weet meer?
 English

.Linn'sWiki, ...

      Who knows more?
 French .Colombes       Qui sait plus?
 German  Bundesprüfer, Philalex, ...       Wer weiß mehr?
 Italian  ...       Chi sa di più?
 Japanese  ...       誰がもっと知っている?
 Russian  ...       Кто знает больше?
 Spanish  ...        ¿Quién sabe más?

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Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia listed in the table below additionally give general information about stamp collecting (countries, famous stamps and stamp collectors, ...):

 Czech  ...       Kdo ví víc?
 Chinese   (Mandarin)  ...       谁知道更多?
 Dutch  ...       Wie weet meer?
 English

 ...

      Who knows more?
 French  ...       Qui sait plus?
 German  Philalex, ...       Wer weiß mehr?
 Italian  ...       Chi sa di più?
 Japanese  ...       誰がもっと知っている?
 Russian  Филателистический словарь       Кто знает больше?
 Spanish  ...       ¿Quién sabe más?

If you know more, please email contact[at]bicyclestamps.de