Dictionary Feature Added To Google Translate

Garett Rogers reports that Google Translate has added a dictionary feature.

Rather than let you just translate a word from one language to the best guess in another, this tool shows you various meanings, so you can select the right option.

For example, “right” has multiple meanings in English, such as to mean a direction, to affirm something is correct or to mean something someone is entitled to. Translating it into French, some of these meanings are shown:

1. (not left) droit 2. bon 3. (not left) à droite 4. (completely) tout, complètement 5. (correctly) correctement, bien 6. directement, juste 7. droite (f)

Unfortunately, the new service isn’t fully documented. The help files fail to explain what the (m) and (f) notations for some words mean (probably masculine, feminine and for German — n for neuter word genders)

Below related meanings is also a “Related phrases” area that provides examples of the words in context, such as:

I’m all right je vais bien

versus

at the right moment à propos

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Translate

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  • Philipp Lenssen

    > yes in in French is si

    Actually mostly “yes” translates to “oui” in French… “after negative question si” Google says…

  • Discovery G.

    I do a lot of work in Spanish, so I spend a lot of time with dictionaries. I did some searches of words that came up recently and managed to stump the Google dictionary rather quickly. WordReference.com is still my choice resource, but I’ll probably use this tool for more basic vocabulary that I’ve forgotten. It’s snappy interface and related words are really nice, too.

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