Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary e Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, direto from Amazon.com

To say that not only do reviews of products DealExtreme, I decided to make this time a review of products purchased in Amazon.com. In times unstable dollar, shopping at Amazon is more complicated, because the dollar will necessarily be converted at the exchange rate of the day of payment of the invoice, since there is no option to pay via PayPal and therefore there is no way to make instant conversion to real. But I decided to make this purchase because the dollar price was very good, compensate an eventual loss to the instability of the dollar.

Before buying a used tip is not worth checking before you buy on Amazon Canada, to take advantage of the Canadian dollar is cheaper, but in this case, a request for being low in, not compensated. Buying on Amazon Canada with shipping cheaper to give a saving of just under £ 10,00, but the delivery would be more than 2 months.

Purchase made on 17/10, sent on the same day, and arrived here in 29/10, only 12 calendar days, excellent, since I used the cheapest shipping (economic) and of their own Amazon has a delivery date estimated to be between 14/11 and 05/12, in other words, arrived well before expected. The delivery was made by a car Sedex, but did not have to sign anything, apparently sending economic record is done without. There was no taxation, or was expected, since books are exempt from import tax.

Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary e Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary e Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Now for the books: are two dictionaries for English “advanced learners”, the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary and the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary with CD-ROM, in both hardcover version (hardcover). The dictionaries from Oxford and Cambridge are certainly among the best English dictionaries, together with Longman, Webster, etc. Dictionaries “Advanced Learner’s” are targeted to people who do not speak English natively, but they are advanced students in language. Of course, someone who speaks English fluently so advanced or can quietly use any dictionary of English that native speakers use, as in the case of Cambridge International Dictionary of English, that was my only English-English dictionary printed for more than a decade. But dictionaries “Advanced Learner’s” has special appeal for those who are not native: use a relatively small set of words to make a description of all entries, so that typical situation where you search for a word that does not know the definition of it and find another word or words you do not know and will have to look for them also. In addition they also have examples of use of the phrases that are useful, tells if the floor is formal, informal, slang, etc. Both also cover both American English and the British, including providing different spellings and pronunciations, existam case. O Oxford tem 183.500 words, phrases and meanings, but 85.000 example sentences, beyond 7.000 synonyms and antonyms. The Cambridge also has notes of common errors and says how often the word is used: the most commonly used words are marked in one of three categories: Essential, Improver ou Advanced, so that the reader can focus on learning these essential words in fluent communication. Both have sections with color illustrations for a few words in that definition with an image is much more enlightening than a setting with dozens of words. In this section of Oxford have: maps, Car parts and types, Boat, Computer, musical instruments, aircraft, buildings, kitchen objects, fruits and vegetables, garment, housing, health, animals, sports and extreme sports. In this section of Cambridge have: kitchen objects, fruits, vegetables, food, health, body position, sports, garment, types of hair and hats, human body, computers, office supplies, planes, aircraft, shipping, cars, Trucks, housing, flowers, plants, musical instruments and maps. The appendices are also both very interesting and useful information.

Both versions are also available on CD-ROM accompanied by, that are especially practical when working with your computer and want to use them, with efficient search words. Both in Cambridge and in Oxford you can hear the pronunciation of each word recorded, both in British English and in American English, which is quite better than interpreting the code used to encode the pronunciation of printed versions.

I conclude that both dictionaries (Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary and Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary) are excellent options for anyone who has a good knowledge in English, and both have a very affordable price by buying directly from Amazon (Brazilian bookstores is hard to find and when you are usually much more expensive or outdated versions). Beginners should still opt in Portuguese dictionaries with definitions and / or translations. Who is fluent and can spend more may opt for Shorter Oxford English Dictionary: Sixth Edition, I do not personally know, but that seems to be very good and very thorough with his two volumes, also covers both British English and the American, is certainly a dictionary that I wish I could acquire in the future. And do not be fooled by “shorter” do title, he is only small because the large, called The Oxford English Dictionary, has 20 volumes(!) and costs over 800 U.S. dollar, say it is a veritable encyclopedia of the English language.

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Bruno César

Fabricio, heard that the bookstore culture they import volume for you,
whatever way they do not have the time. Do you know if this way is very expensive?

Bruno César

Fabricio, heard that the bookstore culture they import volume for you,
whatever way they do not have the time. Do you know if this way is very expensive?



Opa fabricio, which of the two dictionaries recommends you the most Oxford or Cambridge. Thank you.


I think q vo opt for the Cambridge cd comes along q = P.


Fabricio, Congratulations again for the blog!

Already bought at DealExtreme Blog Skooter when I met through Orkut community. Coincidentally I needed to buy a good dictionary English / English and ended up reading this post.

A long time ago I know the Amazon.com, tive oportunidade but never to buy something from the, however, following his tip, I ended up creating courage and buying a copy of “Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary with CD-ROM” day 15/02/2010.

Ele foi enviado via “Standard International Shipping” dia 18/02/2010 and was scheduled for delivery in 25/03/2010.

My purchase arrived today, day 19/03/2010, and I am extremely pleased with the accuracy of the site and the quality of the package sent.

The dictionary is excellent and came out much more affordable than buying it in Brazil (so if we find one here by that level).

I enjoy your tips and thank you for recommending the purchase of dictionaries to all readers of the site.




Opa fabricio bought a dictionary of cambridge on 29/04 and is expected to arrive on the day 07/06, I am in hopes to get the week q q COMES dictionary, q I shall run the risk of paying a fee for q cd comes with the book?
And this week I received the PS3 GTA4 platinum edition I bought the ShopTo, the game came 9 business days, seems that the mail this fast this time of year.


Opa fabricio, I bought the cambridge dictionary of the day 29/04, does it have any chance of being in the dictionary and do not deliver mail because of the size of the package?

Allan Rodrigo

Fabricio Olá, not quite understand if you bought here in Brazil, or traveling in Canada? If it was delivered here, taxation had? E registration and optional, or all purchased comes with it?? I just do my business and I am looking to buy http://www.amazon.com/Verbatim-95166-2-4x-6x-Recordable-10-Disc/dp/B000B018VO/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1302971279&sr=1-3

A long time ago I do not buy anything, lately, 'm buying in a store not mentioned in blog, to Playasia, because the shipping is cheap and always comes with registration, even if you take the freight is cheaper than… You should try out.

Allan Rodrigo

Really, this product has error, Concerning delivery location will…
But this http://www.amazon.com/Verbatim-95484-8x-10x-Recordable-Spindle/dp/B000YD409A/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1302973750&sr=1-4 I managed to get to the payment section…
There is only one option of international shipping. I stopped payment type in doubt, has Paypall?? only the credit card even right??
I venture to pay?? Another thing I noticed, send as gift, possibility is to wrap as a gift, and even post, worth it?? Furthermore it possible to remove the packaging values, this is not worse??

Allan Rodrigo

You know another shop that sells foreign DVD R DL?? No need to be named this brand I posted… Once bought in DealXtreme, but currently they do not have these media 8GB = X

Achei o link da PlayAsia! Some of them are unbeatable promotions!! I paid $15 (about R $ 28) no UFC 2010….

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