Electronic dictionaries are more useful in studying than printed dictionaries.
Electronic dictionaries are more useful in studying than printed dictionaries for the following three reasons.
First, electronic dictionaries are lighter to carry than printed dictionaries.
In Japan, pupils and students often carry heavy bags filled with heavy textbooks and dictionaries on the way to school–sometimes as heavy as ten kilograms or heavier.
These bags are too heavy for growing youngsters and have terrible influence on these growing kids.
Second, electronic dictionaries contain the contents of many printed dictionaries.
For instance, my dictionary has two English-Japanese, one Japanese-English, several English-English dictionaries and encyclopedia as well.
Suppose you carry these dictionaries in the printed versions, how heavy they will be.
I think it makes study easier and comfortable.
Finally, electronic dictionaries can make sounds. In studying English, leaning pronunciation is very important.
However, many of us do not have any model English speakers around us.
Most electronic dictionaries tell us how to pronounce words correctly.
As we have seen, electronic dictionaries have more advantages to students than printed ones in studying for the reasons mentioned above.