ABBYY Lingvo 12 is an electronic dictionary for the curious and
the ambitious, for the inquisitive and the creative. ABBYY Lingvo
12 will help you find the precise translation or the right word
within seconds. In this new version, more than 30 dictionaries are
completely new or updated editions with over 1,250,000 new entries.
Among them is the Collins English Dictionary, the 8th edition
released by HarperCollins Publishers in 2006. Lingvo 12 has become
even faster and its interface has been completely overhauled to
make it easier for users to find the information they need. Now you
can look up a word by simply hovering your mouse cursor over it.
Translation has never been easier!
New and Updated Dictionaries
New in ABBYY Lingvo 12: Collins English Dictionary
ABBYY Lingvo 12 includes the 8th edition of the famous Collins
The dictionary is a treasure-trove of information about the
English language, with 120,000 clear and informative entries. A
large number of illustrative examples will always help you find the
right word and appreciate the fine shades of meaning.
Collins English Dictionary will help you speak and think
ABBYY Lingvo Universal on the Lingvo 12 bookshelf is the most
up-to-date general English-Russian dictionary
ABBYY Lingvo Universal is a general English-Russian dictionary
created and constantly revised by ABBYY’s lexicographers in the
course of the last sixteen years.
In our constantly changing world, where borders are becoming
more and more ephemeral and advances in technology are giving rise
to new concepts and terms, we need dictionaries that are constantly
updated so as not to fall behind.
ABBYY Lingvo Universal is constantly updated to include the
latest new terms and concepts.
In the years 2004-2006, the dictionary has been completely
revised in collaboration with Russkiy Yazyk Publishers. 10,000
entries have been updated to include new word senses and
Now you can find this revised and updated edition of ABBYY
Lingvo Universal on the Lingvo 12 bookshelf.
The New Comprehensive Russian-English Dictionary by D.I.
Yermolovich, 2004 The Dictionary contains 110,000 words and
phrases of contemporary Russian and is the most comprehensive
Russian-English dictionary currently available on the market. The
dictionary also contains words that came into the Russian language
in the course of the last two decades, including colloquial and
everyday words and phrases.
The Comprehensive English-Russian Phraseological Dictionary
by A.V. Kunin, 2006
The dictionary contains about 20,000 idioms copiously illustrated
with examples from the works of British and American classical and
The Russian-English Dictionary of Religious Terminology by
A.A. Azarov, 2002
The Dictionary contains 14,000 entries covering the terminology of
the world’s religions (Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism,
etc). The dictionary covers the terms used in religious rites, icon
painting, applied arts, and the history of religion.
Deutsch: 5 new
The German-Russian Dictionary of Contemporary Idioms by D.G.
The dictionary contains about 1,400 idioms that are widely used in
current German. Each idiom is provided with usage examples. New
German spelling is used throughout.
The Dictionary of Art (German Russian and Russian-German) by
I.W. Kozyrewa, 2002
The Dictionary contains, in each part, about 9,000 terms related to
painting, graphic arts, architecture, sculpture, applied arts,
Additionally, the Dictionary covers the following subjects: “Art
Styles and Epochs”, “Museums and Galleries”, “Foreign Names of
Painters” and some others.
The Dictionary of Beer (German-Russian and Russian-German)
by E.S. Anjuschkin, 2005
The dictionary contains, in each part, over 15,000 terms related to
beer brewing, storage, transportation, ingredients testing methods,
sampling, bottling, and packing.
Also included are the names of national, European and international
organizations servicing the beer industry and the names of the most
popular beer brands.
First published in 2005.
Français: 1 new
Recorded pronunciations Now you can hear 5,000 most
common French words pronounced for you by a French language teacher
from Toulouse University. Synthesized speech produced by
text-to-speech engines is often not the safest model to imitate by
language learners. ABBYY Lingvo 12 offers you authentic French as
it is really spoken.
Italiano: 1 new
The New Comprehensive Russian-Italian Dictionary by A.B.
The dictionary contains 220,000 words and phrases of contemporary
Russian and their Italian equivalents. The compiler aimed to
include as many word senses, collocations and set expressions as
the space allowed. Wide coverage is given to scientific, technical,
business, and socio-political terms.
Español: 1 new
The Spanish-Russian Dictionary of Latin America by N.M.
Firsova, 2004 The dictionary contains 50,000 words in
common use in the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America. It
includes not only words which belong to standard Spanish as spoken
in Latin America but also colloquial, demotic, and slang words and
Lingua latina:1 new
The Latin-Russian Dictionary by I.Kh. Dvoretsky,
The Dictionary contains over 200,000 words and phrases, including
words from Vulgar Latin texts, and can be used to read and
translate all the major surviving literary works, historical texts,
legal documents, the most important texts of Christian patristic
writings, and some works that were written in Latin before the
second half of the 7th century.
Український: 5 new
The Polytechnical Dictionary (Ukrainian-Russian and
Russian-Ukrainian) by N.G. Zubkov, 2005, 100,000 entries in each
Economics, Finance, Banks, Investments, Credits
(English-Ukrainian and Ukrainian-English) by S.Ya. Yermolenko, V.I.
Yermolenko, 2003, 12,500 entries in each part
The Comprehensive Dictionary of the Contemporary Ukrainian
Language, Perun Publishers, 2005, 250,000 entries
Русский: 1 новый словарь для
The Popular Dictionary of the Russian Language by A.P.
Guskova, B.V. Sotin, 2004
The dictionary contains 5,000 entries reflecting contemporary
Russian usage, names of mythological creatures, characters in folk
tale characters and religious texts, and names of geographical
The New Edition of the Comprehensive Dictionary of the
Contemporary Russian Language by T.F. Yefremova
ABBYY Lingvo 12 includes a completely revised and updated
version of the dictionary due to be released as a print volume at
the end of 2006 or at the beginning of 2007. The dictionary
contains over 180,000 entries 10,000 of which are new words or word
senses. The dictionary includes such new additions to the language
as ребрендинг, хостес, арте повера, to name but a few.
Point to Translate
This fast and easy way of looking up unfamiliar words is
particularly convenient when browsing the Web, reading books
on-screen, reviewing documents, or chatting with friends online.
You no longer need to open the dictionary to see what a particular
word means. Simply rest your mouse on an unfamiliar word and a
translation appears in a pop-up window. You can still open the full
dictionary entry by following a link in the pop-up widow.
Wildcard Search for Word Which You Are not Sure How to
If you are not sure how to spell a word, you can use the new
wildcard search facility. Type in the letters you know and use the
"?" character for any one unknown letter or the "*" character for
any number of unknown letters.
For example, typing "so*ted" in the search field will
If you are not sure whether you should write receive or receive,
you can type "rec??ve":
Lingvo Tutor for Pocket PC Devices
PDA versions of ABBYY Lingvo 12 come in one package with the
desktop version. ABBYY Lingvo 12 for Pocket PC now includes ABBYY
Lingvo Tutor. You can take ABBYY Lingvo Tutor wherever you go to be
able to learn new words at your convenience.
Several types of exercises are used to facilitate memorizing new
Overhauled Interface and Search
In ABBYY Lingvo 12, search results are displayed in one window
as a list of dictionary entries where the search term has been
found. A navigation panel to the right makes switching among
If your search term has not been found among the entry
headwords, ABBYY Lingvo 12 will automatically launch a full-text
search to look for the word in the entire text of its