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Dicionário da língua portuguesa by Porto Dicionários Editora

This updated Portuguese language dictionary is a contender for your reference shelf. If you’re an intermediate or advanced student of Portuguese looking for a real Portuguese dictionary, this is one of the more impressive items up for grabs. It’s published in Portugal by the staff at Dicionários Editora, O Porto. It includes the spelling reform […]

Dicionário Inglês-Português & Dicionário Português-Inglês

Score: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 (8) 9 10 “Eight outta ten!” Pros: dedicates all its pages to the one thing a dictionary’s supposed to handle: words to look up; impressive coverage of huge number of words; good layout; cues help pick between multiple translations of the same word (assuming you know a […]

Collins Pocket Portuguese Dictionary, 4th Edition

Score: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 (9) 10 “Nine outta ten!” Pros: great overall package for beginning students; nice formatting with terms colored blue; “Portuguese in Action” section a great inclusion for beginners; very complete for a very small dictionary; ambiguous translations are marked with meaning guides; IPA pronunciation given for terms […]

Collins Portuguese Concise Dictionary 2nd Edition (HarperCollins Concise Dictionaries)

Score: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 (8) 9 10 “Eight outta ten!” Pros: great coverage of useful words and phrases for a dictionary this price and size; keyword usage guides your choice when translations are ambiguous; more detailed than a small pocket dictionary, less than a weighty full-coverage one; IPA pronunciation given for […]

Larousse Concise Dictionary: Portuguese-English/English-Portuguese

Score: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 (8) 9 10 “Eight outta ten!” Pros: large number of useful words and phrases for a dictionary this size; language and meaning usage hints guide your choice of ambiguous translations; more detailed than smaller pocket dictionaries, less than hefty full-coverage tomes; irregular and orthography-changing verb chart; Brazilian […]

Oxford New Portuguese Dictionary & Oxford Color Portuguese Dictionary (Paperback)

Score: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 (8) 9 10 “Eight outta ten!” Pros: a compact dictionary that’s actually compact in size; large number of useful entries; helpful meaning guides for ambiguous entries; usage examples; irregular verb list at end; color edition nice touch and easier to search; great for students and travelers Cons: […]

Langenscheidt Pocket Portuguese Dictionary, by Langenscheidt’s Pocket Dictionaries

Score: 1 2 3 (4) 5 6 7 8 9 10 “Four outta ten!” Pros: IPA pronunciation given (in Brazilian only) for every word; rather complete list of basic entries; Portuguese-English & English-Portuguese Cons: hardly any usage examples; no way to differentiate multiple entries translating to one term in English; chart of English irregular verbs […]

NTC’s Compact Portuguese and English Dictionary by NTC Publishing Group

Score: 1 2 3 (4) 5 6 7 8 9 10 “Four outta ten!” Pros: IPA pronunciation given (in Brazilian only) for every word; rather complete list of basic entries; Portuguese-English & English-Portuguese Cons: very few usage examples; no ways to differentiate multiple entries translating to one term in English; chart of English irregular verbs […]