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ImTranslator Dictionary offers online multilingual resources for major European languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

ImTranslator Dictionary provides translation of words, common phrases, idiomatic expressions and sentences by running a high-speed search using a search engine that is based on several state-of-the art algorithms including morphology logic. These algorithms allow the search engine to recognize different grammatical and orthographic word forms before the search is done. This is how the accuracy of translation is ensured.

ImTranslator Dictionary is a must when you need to translate phrases. The dictionary will always try to show the word's function in context. You can use it for your personal/business translation or for language learning. To be successful in language learning, all words should be learned and used in phrases to correctly remember their meanings and usage. This is why ImTranslator Dictionary always offers phrases along with words translations.

ImTranslator Dictionary is an ongoing project. We will continue expand and enrich ImTranslator phrases database for all available languages.


ImTranslator Dictionary will:
  • Search for words in all their forms, and see word translations including synonyms
  • Get spelling suggestions for all word when they are being entered
  • Get a list words with slightly different spelling while you are still typing
  • Get a list of different forms of the word that you have entered and the words that look alike, also in different forms and in phrases
  • Perform all-dictionaries words search
  • Find translations of phrases in all dictionaries of a selected language pair
  • Get translations for exact phrases and similar phrases in fuzzy match
  • Find phrases that include the word that is being searched and see their translations
  • Search for common phrases, idiomatic expressions, and sentences
  • Find examples of word and phrase usage
  • Get word-by-word translation of phrases
  • You can also look up in the alphabetical list of words available in a dictionary
  • Check the transcription for English words
  • Use machine translation to translate words and phrases
  • Listen to the pronunciation of words and phrases
  • Review your search history


Translation
    Word Search

    ImTranslator Dictionary runs a word search and displays translations not only of the word form that has been entered for conducting the search, but also the translation of its base form as well. The unique feature of this new dictionary tool is ability of the program to recognize and translate words and phrases where the words appear in any grammatical form.

    ImTranslator Dictionary offers a list of suggestions to facilitate the search and reduce the number of mistakes. If the exact entry is not found, ImTranslator offers suggestions in Did you mean list of words. If a searched entry is found, the See also suggestions list is displayed.

    If the word that you have entered cannot be found, ImTranslator allows you to run machine translation by different providers to find the translation of the word that is being searched.

    ImTranslator Dictionary displays Phrases with searched words along with word translations.

    Phrase Search

    ImTranslator runs a search for a phrase and displays not only the translation of the phrase that has been entered, but also translation of all words included in the phrase, and also phrases that include the first word in the source phrase.

    If the exact phrase is found, its translation is displayed along with Translation of words included in the phrase. ImTranslator Dictionary also displays Phrases with translations based on the first word in the phrase that has been entered.

    If the exact phrase is not found in this dictionary, ImTranslator allows you to run machine translation by different providers by using the option more translations. It will also display exact phrases found in other dictionaries.

More Translations
    This section displays translation of words and phrases by various machine translation providers: Microsoft Translator, Babylon, Google Translate and other machine translation engines.

    It also offers links to the dictionaries where an exact word has been found. It will also show the translations of exact phrases found in other dictionaries.

Phrases
    This tab provides a search for phrases based on a searched word and displays translations of phrases from all dictionaries of a selected language pair.

    If your query is a phrase, the tab Phrases displays an exact match for a searched phrase, as well as a fuzzy match, or similar phrases with words included in the search.

    If no phrases are found, you will be offered to run Machine Translation to see the translation results.

All dictionaries
    This tab provides the search for words in all available dictionaries.

    The search results are displayed as links to the dictionaries where a word or a phrase with a searched word has been found.

    If no results are found, you will be offered to run Machine Translation to see the translations for your search.

How to Translate

How to Translate displays phrases in the target language found for the word that is being searched or for the first word in the phrase that you have entered. This list correlates with a searched word and the first word in the phrase that has been entered.


Translate to ...

Translate to ... displays the words that appear in the selected dictionary next to the word that is being searched. You can search these words in the dictionary to see the associated content.


Search History

Search History keeps track of the user's actions on the site and saves all searches in the history. Users may return to their searches at any time to see the previous entries. The saved entries may be searched in all available dictionaries at any time.


Reference

Word translation may include the following information:
  • part of speech
      n - noun
      v - verb
      vbe - verb be
      adj - adjective
      pron - pronoun
      aux - invariable

  • gender & number
      m - masculine
      f - feminine
      p - plural
      mp - masculine plural
      fm - feminine plural

  • synonyms - list of translations separated by comma
  • comments - displayed in parenthesis in blue italic font
  • examples of usage - phrases displayed in green bold fonts
  • transcription - displayed in brackets next to the words in English
Phrase translation may include the following information:
  • synonyms - list of translations separated by comma
  • comments - displayed in blue italic font
  • examples of usage - phrases displayed in green bold fonts

Additional tools:

Special characters - list of accented characters and special symbols to enter searches in major European languages.

Virtual keyboard - allows the text input in English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish languages and variations of keyboard layouts.

TTS Voice - a natural sounding text-to-speech engine that reads the text aloud in English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish languages.

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