Best monolingual Brazilian Portuguese dictionary
Thread poster: indigospooky
indigospooky
English
Jan 30, 2012

If you had to recommend just one monolingual Brazilian Portuguese dictionary, which would it be? Assume the criteria are quality of content, followed by breadth of content (ie smaller and better takes priority over larger but less reliable). Any thoughts?

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Ivan Rocha, CT
Canada
English to Portuguese
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If I had to pick just one... Jan 30, 2012

...it would be the "Aurelio".

(I would not pick just one, though - ever).


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Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 03:02
Portuguese to English
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Aurélio Jan 31, 2012

Yes, definitely this would be the best. I am talking about the Aurelião (paper edition) and not the shorter Aurelinho.

The best bet is to have the Big Three: Aurélio, Houaiss and Sacconi (full editions). Michaelis also has a dictionary, and there is even a Portuguese dictionary written by former Brazilian President Jânio Quadros.


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indigospooky
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thanks! Jan 31, 2012

Very useful info, thank you!

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Claudio Nasso  Identity Verified
Italy
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Yes, Aurélio (on line too) Jan 31, 2012

I agree with Aurélio.

There is also an online version at:

http://www.dicionariodoaurelio.com/

Claudio


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Gaetano Marzella  Identity Verified
Italy
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English to Italian
Maybe off-topic Feb 8, 2012

(I hope this question will not be off-topic)

Could you suggest me which one, in your opinion, is the best monolingual Portuguese dictionary (not Brazilian Portuguese)?
I need to buy a present to a student of Portugese language.

Thanks


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Lizandra da Silva  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 03:02
English to Portuguese
Dictionaries... Jan 24, 2013

Gaetano Marzella wrote:

Could you suggest me which one, in your opinion, is the best monolingual Portuguese dictionary (not Brazilian Portuguese)?


Hi, Gaetano. For me the best Portuguese dictionary is the one from Porto Editora.

As to the real topic at hand, I agree with Paul Dixon:

The best bet is to have the Big Three: Aurélio, Houaiss and Sacconi (full editions).


Although I would recommend against the Michaelis; if you have the three above, Michaelis doesn't add anything to them.


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