Dictionary Feature Added To Google Translate
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
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
at the right moment
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