Abbyy Lingvo 12 English-russian Dictionary

By: Tatiana Sushcheko

ABBYY Lingvo is the most popular dictionary in Russia with 5 million users.
With ABBYY Lingvo 12 English-Russian Dictionary you can get instant translations of unfamiliar words when browsing the Web, reading e-mails or texts on-screen. Just point the cursor to a word and its translation will pop up.
All the dictionary entries contain up-to-date and detailed information on each word and phrase with various translations, word-usage examples from offline sources (books, newspapers, articles), grammar references, synonyms, antonyms, pronunciations, spelling suggestions and, phonetic transcriptions. Russian words are provided with indication of stress.

ABBYY Lingvo 12 English-Russian Version contains over 2,500,000 entries in 50 dictionaries, including general, professional, specialized, regional, explanatory dictionaries as well as thesauri, phrasebooks, dictionaries of idioms and abbreviations. Most of these dictionaries are electronic versions of the authoritative (licensed by famous publishers, such is Russkij Yazyk, Collins, etc.) and up-to-date printed dictionaries, 80% of which are published in 2003 - 2006.

The version also includes the 8th edition of the Collins English Dictionary, (120,000 entries), an authoritative explanatory dictionary of the English language published by HarperCollins Publishers in 2006.

It includes definitions of English words with etymological references and proved to be very useful for translators and advanced users of English.
If you need detailed information about the word, including all its meanings, translations and usage examples, press Alt, Ctrl or Shift key on your keyboard and while holding it down click on the word you are interested in. Alternatively, you can select the word and press Ctrl+Ins+Ins, Ctrl+C+C or use the rolling button.
In addition to comprehensive vocabulary, ABBYY Lingvo English-Russian Dictionary offers the full-text search capabilities allowing users to search for words and word combinations in all texts of its dictionaries including headwords, translations, examples of use, and comments.
ABBYY Lingvo can be installed on a desktop PC, notebook, handheld PC, smartphone and network server allowing users to read, write, and translate foreign texts as well as study languages at any time and place.
The mobile versions for pocket computers and smartphones are bundled with the desktop version of ABBYY Lingvo 12.
The program comes with a tool for learning words, Lingvo Tutor. With it, you can set up your study schedule, create your own word study dictionary or use one of the basic dictionaries included in the program. Lingvo Tutor has five dictionaries for learning English language: Clothes, Hotel, Job, Restaurant, Sightseeing and Weather. The Lingvo Tutor tool can also be installed on a pocket computer helping users to learn words on every possible occasion at any place.
Lingvo Tutor offers different types of exercises for effective learning of foreign words.
ABBYY Lingvo 12 English-Russian Version provides word pronunciations for three languages including 15 000 English words. All the words are spoken by professional native speakers. In contrast to artificially generated sound, the natural speech can really help you to improve your pronunciation.

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