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Title:
Larousse concise dictionary : Portuguese-English, English-Portuguese
Author:
Araújo, Luzia.
Publication Information:
Paris : Larousse, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9782035420015
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Available for the first time ever in this format, the Larousse Concise Dictionary: Portuguese-English / English-Portuguese now becomes the top tier of the Larousse bilingual Portuguese dictionary line. More in-depth than the existing pocket and mini dictionaries, this dictionary is packed with features, including * 90,000 words and phrases, with more than 120,000 translations based on Brazilian Portuguese * hundreds of abbreviations, acronyms, and proper nouns, as well as idioms and grammatical constructions * Portuguese verb conjugation tables * an innovative supplement on life and culture in Brazil, which covers topics ranging from the economy, media, education, and health care to arts and leisure * a comprehensive communications supplement with model letters, faxes, e-mails

Targeted for the user who needs more than a pocket dictionary can offer, the all-new Concise Dictionary: Portuguese-English / English-Portuguese is a perfect addition to the bilingual line.


Author Notes

The Larousse editorial team includes many language and reference experts based in countries around the world. In this way the linguistic team keeps it's finger on the pulse of living languages as spoken by the native language speakers of these countries.


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Brazilian Portuguese, particularly as it is spoken in Rio de Janeiro, and English as it is spoken and used in both the UK and the US, are the focus of this desk dictionary. Students of the Portuguese or English language and travelers to any of the three locations will find the vocabulary and definitions reliable for current language study. The entries, though generally brief, offer pronunciation, inflection, part of speech, meanings including any special field of usage, and common phrases. Abbreviations and proper nouns appear in the single alphabetic sequence. The vocabulary of computing, business, and current affairs is up-to-date. Between the two major parts of the dictionary can be found an invaluable section on the practicalities of living in the UK or the US for Brazilian Portuguese people, and on living in Brazil for those from the UK or the US. A communication guide details examples of formal and informal written documents and describes their use. An appendix lists conjugations of Portuguese verbs and principal parts of irregular English verbs. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Beginning and intermediate students. R. Hanson formerly, Muskingum College