ABBYY Lingvo is the most popular electronic dictionary in
The first edition of ABBYY Lingvo appeared 15 years ago and
today more than 4,5m people have chosen it for work, study, and
leisure. With ABBYY Lingvo, accurate translations of almost any
word a just a mouse click away. You can translate words when
reading texts in other applications or when surfing the Internet.
Lingvo 10 Multilingual includes 78 (!) general, specialized, and
encyclopaedic dictionaries for 5 European languages. All in all,
there 10 million translations with detailed comments and
illustrative examples. Lingvo includes the latest editions of
authoritative dictionaries compiled by eminent lexicographers and
ABBYY linguists. The new ABBYY Lingvo 10 is more than just a
dictionary.This new version comes with Lingvo Tutor, a program
that helps you memorize new words and increase your word power.
Main ABBYY Lingvo 10 Features
10 million words in 78 dictionaries
ABBYY Lingvo 10 contains 10 million words (more than 3.9m entries)
in 5 languages. The 10 general dictionaries include the latest
editions compiled by renowned Russian lexicographers: M. Zwilling,
O. Moskalskaia, E. Leping, L. Scerba, V. Gak, K. Ganchina, B.
Narumov, G. Turover, and G. Zorko. The 68 specialized dictionaries
cover all major areas of knowledge and human activity: law,
economics, patents, finance, accounting, management, marketing and
commerce, science and technology, computer science,
telecommunications, automobiles, machine engineering, medicine,
biology, chemistry, chemical technology, oil and gas industry, food
industry, British and US culture. There are also active-study
dictionaries and dictionaries of informal and colloquial language.
Keeping pace with language
New dictionaries are constantly being added to the Lingvo
bookshelf. Lingvo 10 Multilingual includes 31 new dictionaries and
7 revised and updated dictionaries. 24 of these 32 were published
between 2003 and 2004, and some of them have not yet been released
in print (as of the date of release, these are Americana II and the
Dictionary of Computer Terms by E.M. Proidakov). ABBYY constantly
updates its own dictionaries. ABBYY lexicographers have been among
the first to record and suggest Russian translations for such new
words as cybercrime, taikonaut, and flash mob.
LingvoUniversal is the first bilingual dictionary to register a
positive meaning of the Russian adjective амбициозный. Many
new words and meanings have been brought to our attention by
translators, interpreters, language teachers, and other Lingvo
users who participate in discussions and send in their feedback at
Another information exchange point is www.LingvoFanClub.info, a Web
site entirely created and maintained by language enthusiasts who
regularly use Lingvo dictionaries.
Informative entries with lots of extra information
Each Lingvo entry provides a large number of possible translations
for each word sense. In LingvoUniversal, the entry for drive
offers translations for 14 noun senses of this word and 14 verb
senses. Dictionary entries also contain transcriptions,
explanations, grammar comments, illustrative examples, synonyms,
and antonyms of the headword. The entry for drive would take
up three pages in a printed volume. A further 30 entries provide
translations for idioms and collocations with drive. To cap
it all, there are also entries for drive in 8 specialized
dictionaries, so that you will always be able to select a
translation that best fits into your context.
You can search for a word or phrase in the entire text of all the
Lingvo dictionaries. This is particularly useful if you need to
find information that is buried deep in the body text of the
entries. Even though the Lingvo dictionaries run into millions of
words, search only takes seconds. Search results are logically
structured so that you always know exactly where your search term
has been found – in the title of an entry, in comments, or in usage
examples. The powerful morphology engine allows you to type in
search terms in any grammatical form – Lingvo will instantly
recognize the word you are looking for and find all its occurrences
in the text.
Word pronounced by native speakers
You can hear 15,000 most common English and 10,000 most common
German words pronounced by native speakers of English and German.
More than 100 additional dictionaries absolutely free of
charge. Create your own dictionaries and share them with fellow
translators or with the entire Lingvo community!
In ABBYY Lingvo, you can create your own dictionaries and use
dictionaries created by other users. Many additional dictionaries
are available for download for free from the Web site of the Lingvo
Dictionary Association at www.LingvoDA.ru.
Currently there are more than 100 dictionaries for various language
combinations and subjects. You will find dictionaries for such
languages as Arabic, Chinese, and Esperanto. There are dictionaries
of idioms, accounting terms, abbreviations, and a lot more.
If you are learning a foreign language or wish to upgrade your
language skills, Lingvo Tutor will prove a good learning aid. This
is a “flash card” application which helps you memorize new words
and build up your active vocabulary. Create a list of words you
wish to learn (or import your search history form ABBYY Lingvo) and
set up Lingvo Tutor to create exercises based on these words. You
can start an exercise manually or set a timer which will run
exercises at regular intervals. Extensive statistics will show you
how many words you were going to learn, how many of them you have
learnt, and how well you have fared so far. The flash cards you
create may contain translations, pronunciations, and usage
examples. You can print them out and revise your vocabulary when
there is no computer to hand.
One of the keys to Lingvo’s popularity is its user-friendly
interface. Lingvo is used by home users and professional
translators in many companies and organizations: the UN, the
Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Red Cross, LUKoil,
Rosoboronexport, Procter & Gamble, Schwarzkoph & Henkel,
Coca Cola, PepsiCo Holding, Nestle, Philip Morris, Gillette,
Deloitte & Touche, adidas, Dupont, Metro Cash & Carry,
Tetra Pak, Michelin Tyres Russia, Continental Tires, Shell, UPS,
SUAL, Samsung Software, Samsung Electronics, AVAYA, Canon, Kodak,
Panasonic, Merloni Elettrodomestici, Sonic-Duo, CBOS, and others.
PC, Pocket PC, and Palm hanheld support
ABBYY Lingvo can be installed on Pocket PC and Palm hand-held
devices as well as on a desktop PC. You can install any of the
dictionaries shipped with Lingvo on your handheld device, either
into onboard memory or on memory cards.