I am looking for vocabularies/dictionaries for the Nordic languages specific to engineering. These books do exist for some other fields, such as Danish-English vocabularies for law. I have been unable to find any for technical fields.

I have searched stack exchange with the terms engineering, specialist vocabularies, the tag specialist-vocabolary, technical and a few more, with few results. Search engines present translation companies first, then general dictionaries, and finally a hand full of online translators. Play Books has no listings I recognize as relevant.

  • All we can do is google, just like you. For example: Swedish-English & English-Swedish Technical Dictionary (English and Swedish Edition) Paperback Swedish Edition by E. Engstrom (Author)
    – Lambie
    Apr 15 at 16:42
  • abebooks.com/first-edition/… Norwegian Maybe you are not googling correctly.
    – Lambie
    Apr 15 at 16:43
  • @Lambie comments are for asking clarifications or suggesting changes to the question. You could post your answers as answers, and then we could vote on them.
    – Tommi
    Sep 12 at 7:02
  • @Tommi Not sure this question is right for this site but even so I wanted to help which is why I did not post an answer.
    – Lambie
    Sep 12 at 12:42
  • The question is okay and an answer would be nice. Mine is not really satisfactory.
    – Tommi
    Sep 12 at 14:21

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Matematisk ordlista is Norwegians-English. Mathematics, not engineering as such. I have used it to reasonable success. https://matematikkradet.no/ordliste/

Usually I use Wikipedia - find the English term, see if there is an article in the language of interest, and if not, look at similar terms. This typically finds something. Verify in the normal dictionary or similar, or maybe Store norske leksikon for Norwegian terms.

I learned most of the mathematics vocabulary I use by teaching mathematics in Norwegian and by reading a few books, whose substance I knew already or could easily master. Undergraduate textbooks essentially.

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