I have spoken here in Skooter Blog of my English dictionaries, O Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary and the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary with CD-ROM, in a article 2008 aqui no Skooter Blog (yes, this blog is old!). Both are excellent for those who already have an intermediate or advanced knowledge of English and can use an English-English dictionary and want to know the meaning of a word in English.
But sometimes what is needed is a good translation, is English to Portuguese, is Portuguese to English. It is rare to find English words that know the meaning, but do not know how to translate, and the reverse is also true, mainly by translating words that are not used in our daily life. That's where the English-Portuguese dictionary and Portuguese-English.
E o melhor exemplar de dicionário Inglês-Português e Português-Inglês que conheço desde a minha infância é o Michaelis. It is the only dictionary that I have this category. You can see it in the picture below there. I can not remember exactly when the won, but I know in 1989 I had it with me. In other words, he already has at least 25 years, which explains the yellowish leaves.
And on the PC I also wore was a Michaelis, that came as a gift in those UOL CDs of up Internet time. It works to date, despite some bugs that occur in later versions of Windows.
Recently my wife needed a dictionary and lent my Michaelis 25 years, making it clear that she should be very careful. 🙂 Depois resolvi procurar um para ela e acabei encontrando o Michaelmas – School Dictionary – English-Portuguese and Portuguese-English with New Spelling and CD-ROM. I searched the Buscapé e achei por R$ 24,56 at Casas Bahia, the best price at the time. I found a great deal: has more entries than the mini version, uses the new spelling, for me that should not even exist, but since the tapir of the President of the occasion approved, remains Aprende-la. Also all have version on CD-ROM, great opportunity to finally update the PC dictionary.
The software version is 3.0, August 2008. It's not that current, but it is more current than the one that came with the UOL, and works without bugs in Windows 8.1 from 64 bits that currently use. The entries are updated and also have the new spelling. Also the mini CD-ROM has the pronunciation of all words.
Michaelmas – Dicionário Escolar Inglês – Inglês-português – Estojo Com Cd-rom – New Spelling – Michaelmas
Publishing house: Improvements
Issue year: 2010
Number of Pages: 842