The general sequence of actions is as follows:
- Translate word combinations and verbs with prepositions.
- If no cards for a verb with a preposition have been found, open
the card of the corresponding preposition and find the required
- Translate the rest of the words by opening their cards.
Suppose you need to translate the following sentence into
English: Ожидается, что во втором квартале цены на нефть
вырастут, так как страны-члены ОПЕК пообещали снизить уровень
We see that ожидается does
not have a separate entry in the dictionary, but we can perform a
full text search. We can ask
Lingvo to find the exact match for ожидается or even for
ожидается, by going to
Tools>Options>Search where we have to uncheck the
option Find all word forms. After we have performed a
() we see that ожидается translates as
It’s expected that/Smth. Is expected to…
We open the card for второй
квартал and translate it as second quarter.
We perform a full-text search for
цены на нефть and see from the examples that it translates
as oil prices or the price of oil. Note that you
might wish to tweak search criteria in
Tools>Options>Search to find all the occurrences of
цены на нефть in Lingvo.
We open the cards for the other
words we wish to translate.
Now we can combine the results and
translate the whole sentence into English:
Oil prices are expected to
go up in the second quarter because OPEC countries have pledged to