UPDATE – The 23rd Edition of the Spanish Dictionary will be Launched Today.

Model of the 23rd edition of the Dictionary of the Spanish language. Tercentenary Edition. Courtesy of RAE © Real Academia Española - RAE

23rd edition of the Dictionary of the Spanish language. Tercentenary Edition. Courtesy of RAE © Real Academia Española, RAE.

The launch of the 23rd edition of the Diccionario de la lengua española, Dictionary of the Spanish Language, which was planned for the end of October, will take place today, 16 October, in Spain and Latin América.

The launch is to commemorate the tercentenary of the Real Academia Española, RAE, Royal Spanish Academy and is a joint work undertaken by the 22 Academies that are part of the Asociación de Academias de la Lengua Española, ASALE, Asociation of Spanish Language Academies.

On 17 October, the new edition will be presented at the Royal Spanish Academy before the Spanish King and Queen, Don Felipe and Doña Letizia.

For more details about this new edition of the Spanish Dictionary, please see my blog published on 29 August 2014: The 23rd edition of the official Spanish Language Dictionary will be published in October 2014.

I would advise Spanish language students to use this dictionary when they feel confident that they are able to avoid the bilingual language dictionaries. This will enable you to become more familiar with vocabulary and to develop a better undertanding of the language. Access to the electronic copy of the Spanish dictionary is free and can be accessed at the RAE website: http://www.rae.es/

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