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Seeking a recommendation for a good Portuguese/English business dictionary
Thread poster: Ron Stelter
Ron Stelter  Identity Verified
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German to English
Mar 31, 2004

I made a somewhat related posting several weeks ago. However, I haven't completely found what I was looking for.

At this point, I am still looking for a good Portuguese>English business dictionary. I recently bought the De Morais. While the translations seem to be more or less accurate, the book is alarmingly small, particularly for going in both directions. Therefore, I tend to believe that it will not be particularly helpful, that a lot of words will be missing.

Could anyone recommend a larger business dictionary? Of course, quality is very important, but I know I have bought high-quality specialized dictionaries in other language combinations which were half a foot thick and weigh a ton. Sort of lends itself to peace of mind-not to mention the fact that, even if the translations are bad, you can at least still use them for weightlifting:) After visiting a lot of web sites, I don't seem to be finding anything with a large number of entries at all-that I feel I could "go to battle" with.

Any recommendations for legal dictionaries appreciated as well. I have the Noronha.

Thank you very much.



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Sónia Tavares
Germany
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Dictionary Mar 31, 2004

Hello!

I don't know any dictionary Port./Eng, only Eng./Port.
However, I am a native speaker of Portuguese and live in Portugal. If you need some help, like some word you don't understand, please ask me. If I know the answer, I won't mind helping you.

Bye!
Sónia Tavares


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Mónica Machado
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Do you mean European Portuguese? Mar 31, 2004

Hello Ron,

Do you mean European Portuguese? In European Portuguese I am afraid we are very short of specialized dictionaries so you might not be able to find what you are looking for. I think there is one from Verbo (Title: Dicionário Multilingue de Economia, Gestão e Comércio). I don't have this one but have the Technical one (EN-PT/PT-EN) issued by them and find it quite good for very specific terms in my areas.

You can have a look at

http://www.editorialverbo.pt/

You can also have a look at http://www.ipn.pt/opsis/litera/ligac15.htm for further titles in different areas.

Hope this helps.

Best regards,
Mónica


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Ron Stelter  Identity Verified
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Thanks, Sonia Apr 1, 2004

Thanks, Sonia, that's a very kind offer. I may take you up on it at some point.

Ron





Sónia Tavares wrote:

Hello!

I don't know any dictionary Port./Eng, only Eng./Port.
However, I am a native speaker of Portuguese and live in Portugal. If you need some help, like some word you don't understand, please ask me. If I know the answer, I won't mind helping you.

Bye!
Sónia Tavares


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Ron Stelter  Identity Verified
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Ideally, Monica.... Apr 1, 2004

Ideally, Monica, it would be something which would be helpful for the Portuguese of both Portugal and Brazil. However, from my searches, it does seem like it will be much easier to find Brazilian Portuguese dictionaries.

Thanks for all the helpful links. They seem to be quite excellent. I will check them out...

Ron





mmachado wrote:

Hello Ron,

Do you mean European Portuguese? In European Portuguese I am afraid we are very short of specialized dictionaries so you might not be able to find what you are looking for. I think there is one from Verbo (Title: Dicionário Multilingue de Economia, Gestão e Comércio). I don't have this one but have the Technical one (EN-PT/PT-EN) issued by them and find it quite good for very specific terms in my areas.

You can have a look at

http://www.editorialverbo.pt/

You can also have a look at http://www.ipn.pt/opsis/litera/ligac15.htm for further titles in different areas.

Hope this helps.

Best regards,
Mónica


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Mónica Machado
United Kingdom
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PTB vs PT Apr 1, 2004

Hello Ron,

You will find a lot more dictionaries for PTB than for PT, but please note that using PTB terms for PT texts or PT terms for PTB texts can be tricky as terminology is very different in these countries.

If you require any further help for European Portuguese don't hesitate to contact me privately.

Best regards,
Mónica


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