This dictionary has been expanded and updated to provide increased contemporary coverage of Portuguese. Over 40,000 references and 70,000 translations, including business and computing terms, ensure wide-ranging, practical coverage of Portuguese and English. The emphasis of this dictionary is contemporary usage of Portuguese and the book includes thousands of constructions and idioms and vocabulary to help the reader understand newspapers, magazines and literature in Brazilian and Peninsular Portuguese. Common abbreviations and acronyms are explained and translated and pronunciation is given in the International Phonetic Alphabet.
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One sold every eight seconds! Over the last 100 years, Collins' renowned Gems have become the best-loved and best-selling small dictionaries in the UK. The Portuguese Gem contains all the basic terms you need to make yourself understood in Portuguese, and a great deal more - around 75,000 words in all. We are constantly monitoring new terms in Portuguese and English with the aid of our innovative and extensive Language Banks, which means that the content is kept as current as possible.
The Gem has the twin benefits of being compact and portable - perfect for taking abroad with you or carrying round in your pocket! - yet easy to read, with a clear and distinctive layout. All the headwords appear in bold, making it simple to quickly scan a page for the word you are looking for, and the different senses of a word are marked by indicator labels to ensure that the correct translation is chosen every time.
The Keyword sections highlight important or frequently-used words such as "get", "do" and "in" and give them in-depth treatment. Added to this, the culture box feature provides helpful information about local culture and customs, for
example "capoeira" and "literatura de cordel". Whether you intend using this dictionary for work, travel or study, it couldn't be easier to make yourself sound like a native!!
Collins Gem Portuguese Dictionary provides full coverage of current vocabulary and usage in a handy format.
• Over 40,000 references and 70,000 translations
• Thousands of current phrases and constructions
• Compact, reliable and up-to-date
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110004587138
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 2nd Revised. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0004587138
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-198-83-0364000