Search Options:

  • Search in both directions: no need to switch the input of the translation, the application automatically recognizes the language of the entered word
  • Morphological search: you can enter words in any (morphological) form, i.e. any gender, number, case or tense, a feature especially appreciated by beginners
  • Full text search: other relevant occurrences of a given word in examples and collocations (other than in that specific instance) are displayed under the dictionary entry
  • Word completion: just type in the first 3 letters of a word to display a list of suggestions (possible headwords)
  • No diacritics: you can enter a word without using any diacritics, the application will look up the correct headword automatically, this feature is especially useful on mobile phones
  • Spelling suggestions: if you misspell a word, the application will suggest possible correct spellings of similar words
  • You can use pinyin transcription when entering words in the Chinese dictionary
  • You can find the correct headword in the Greek dictionary even if you enter it in the Roman alphabet or without diacritics.
  • You can use both Roman and Cyrillic alphabets when entering words in Serbian

Benefits of the dictionaries for language learners and language teaching:

  • Well-structured and clearly arranged dictionary entries
  • Distinguished and marked homonyms
  • Each headword features relevant grammatical info such as its word class, gender, verbal aspect, etc.
  • The entries contain many contextual notes specifying respective equivalents in order to help the user understand their exact meaning
  • When there is no exact translation, an explanation of the meaning is used instead
  • Verbs feature information about prepositions or the grammatical cases they take, this essential information is often missing in most online dictionaries
  • All headwords feature complete IPA phonetic transcription, Chinese uses pinyin transcritptions
  • Accents (stress) are indicated for Italian, Russian and Ukrainian headwords
  • German homonyms feature stress indication in cases where one of them has a separable prefix and the second an inseparable one
  • Entries in selected languages also contain (irregular) forms of nouns, adjectives and verbs at respective headwords
  • Moreover, irregular verbs are marked with an asterisk
  • For English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Russian, detailed word form (morphological) tables can be displayed; furthermore, there is a full overview of all tenses (both simple and compound ones) for any given verb
  • Also available for major languages, there are up to 40 000 headwords featuring audio examples by native speakers
  • For many entries, synonyms and antonyms are displayed right away in the lower left-hand part of the window
  • The option to display words with the same word stem but having different prefixes or suffixes can be a great help when extending your vocabulary
  • The English dictionary also features a clearly arranged list of all phrasal verbs having the same root verb
  • Language learners will surely appreciate vocabulary-related topics such as: Colours, Birds, Languages, Professions, Fruits, Trees, Clothes, Diseases etc. - a total of over 100 topics in each language.
  • All entries were prepared and checked by experienced linguists and translators. They are not a result of machine translation or automatically generated word pairs based on corpora.
The data included is guaranteed to be up-to-date as we keep adding new words, collocations and examples for the languages and the portal is updated regularly.

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