English Portuguese English Dictionary (Eng Portuguese Dic)
Looking to buy an English Portuguese Dictionary paperback or phrase book? Have you considered using a translation “app” on your mobile phone, PDA or games console, which uses the same space as a ringtone, is easy to install and is faster to reference than a book?
The English Portuguese dictionary suite (Eng Portuguese Dic.) is a full set of English Portuguese language software for multiple platforms. Each dictionary can be used to translate from English to Portuguese and from Portuguese to English.
Smartphones supporting Java (Symbian, S60, Windows mobile, Pocket PC, Android)
Games consoles (PSP, NDS, GP2X)
Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris (desktops and laptops)
Jailbroken iPhone and iTouch (no support given)
Palm (Palms running Windows Mobile should use the J2ME – Mobile Phone version
All versions provide word translations Eng Portuguese and Portuguese Eng. The copy feature can be used for reverse lookups to display synonyms and to understand the broader use of the Portuguese word in the English language. Although the Eng Portuguese dict does not provide definitions or examples, the use of the translation software in this way provides you with a mechanism to better understand Portuguese words in the English context without the need for detailed definitions.
Laptop and Desktop versions for Windows, Apple Mac and Linux have a Portuguese learning mode, which uses flashcards to help you learn and memorize the Portuguese language. The learning or Portuguese teacher mode has 4 levels. In level one a word is selected from the 500 most commonly used English words and three Portuguese words are displayed for you to make your choice. If the correct word is selected points are awarded, otherwise a life is lost. The correct answer is always displayed after a Portuguese word is selected. Points are accumulated until 10 lives are lost. The second level of the game still tests against the 500 most commonly used English words, but offers a choice from five Portuguese words for the correct English to Portuguese translation. The Portuguese teacher becomes more difficult in levels 3 and 4 when you are tested on your knowledge of the Portuguese language against the complete Eng Portuguese dic. Like level 1, level 3 offers three Portuguese word choices and level 4 five Portuguese word choices from the extensive English Portuguese lexicon.
The learning mode provides the same functionality from Portuguese words to English for levels 1 to 4. Portuguese words are displayed for you to choose an English translation. The same scoring and lives applies as for English.
A paperless option makes sense. It is kinder to the environment, its faster and it works on a device you already own.