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Language activator or conceptual dictionary for French

Is there a language activator or conceptual dictionary for French? I haven't been able to find a printed or online one. More specifically, I am looking for a dictionary that gives related words to a ...
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Where can I find a list of free digital dictionaries?

Need dictionaries for the word games I am making. Interested in English dictionaries, but also other languages (monolingual or bi). I am looking for free dictionaries that can be used for commercial ...
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Digital spanish dictionary to build a spellchecker

I come to ask if you know about some Spanish "dictionary" in any digital format. In fact, I only need the words, but is not a problem if it has the meaning or translation of these words. I ...
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Looking for Sinhala-English, English-Sinhala dictionary that includes IPA

I'm interested in learning Sinhala, the language most widely spoken across Sri Lanka. Mainly, I am looking for resources: a Sinhala-English, English-Sinhala dictionary that includes IPA phonetics, for ...
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Hungarian downloadable dictionary or word list

I want to convert Hungarian words without accents into words with accents, for example arvizturotukorfurogep into árvíztűrőtükörfúrógép. I need a list of words for it in a data format (preferably JSON ...
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English -> Tamil, Windows desktop dictonaries available?

Are there any English -> Tamil dictionaries available as desktop software for Microsoft Windows? The following characteristics would be ideal: Freeware No advertisements Available offline
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Is there a free Hebrew Dictionary/Lexicon/Word List with exact pronunciations available online?

I just found this, and its data looks like this: verb_complement verb_LexiconPointer verb_LexiconItem verb_dottedLexiconItem verb_transliteratedLexiconItem verb_binyan verb_root ...
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Where can I find a list of all existing Hebrew words?

I'm a programmer and right now I'm working on a Hebrew translator. It would translate using google translate and would automatically add nekudots in text. And I'm a bit stuck trying to find a decent ...
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How to look up for literary and informal expressions meaning?

I'm using Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary 9th edition as a source for definitions but sometimes it doesn't show informal or literary expressions even if they are very common especially when the ...
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Looking for Personal Lexicon / Dictionary software

I'm trying to find a personal lexicon/dictionary/language study/flash card program - preferably one that makes allowances (ie has a place to enter) all of the forms of a word (noun declensions, verb ...
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What multi-language translator or dictionary software is it worth to consider? [closed]

I used to use Google Translate (mostly as a dictionary - for single words), but I would wish to know if there's something else worth considering, so I don't miss something better. I concerned if there'...
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Are there any online Arabic dictionaries that include diacritics for pronunciation?

Arabic is written in the Arabic alphabet and, like Hebrew and Persian, is written without vowels. This makes it hard for a learner to decipher the exact pronunciation of any Arabic word without ...
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Are there any online Persian/Farsi dictionaries that include diacritics for pronunciation?

Persian is written in the Perso-Arabic alphabet and, like Arabic and Hebrew, is written without vowels. This makes it hard for a learner to decipher the exact pronunciation of any Persian word without ...
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Find free dictionary with example sentences (e.g. English - German)

Are there free dictionaries available online for download? For the beginning I am looking for data which provide multiple possible translations and examples, e.g.: Input word: "Nevertheless" Output: ("...
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Monolingual learner-friendly dictionary for Spanish

The aim of this thread is to compile a resource of suggestions for monolingual learner-friendly dictionaries for present-day Spanish. Please add your suggestions below. Ideally: the definitions are ...
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Monolingual dictionary for learners of French

The aim of this thread is to compile a resource of suggestions for monolingual learner's dictionaries for present-day French. Please add your suggestions below. Ideally: the definitions are written ...
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Semi automated dictionary application

I asked this question on stackoverflow, and got put on hold; rightfully so. I hope this is a better place. Are there applications, desktop applications, plugins, libraries, etc., dedicated to ...
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Which online English dictionary is good for etymology, British spelling and pronunciation, as well as idioms?

There are several English-English dictionaries online; in addition to Wiktionary and Tatoeba (kind of) and no doubt other folk-edited dictionaries, there seem to be some curated ones: Cambridge, ...
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Digital dictionaries with sound for French learners

I had been using Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English on a computer app. It was a great experience working with a dictionary that gives you pronunciations, examples with sound, thesaurus, and ...
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Seeking Egyptian Arabic dictionary with sort of most common single words top down style

I am looking for a website which has an app for the most common single Egyptian Arabic words, with the ability to sort words from most common to least common, preferably with romanization included in ...
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What are the implications of reading texts beyond my level?

Most texts, articles, books, novels, etc. that interest me in L2 are well above my level, requiring an intimate relationship with a dictionary in order to read. I can painstakingly plod through, but I ...
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Any downloadable dictionaries of commonly used words? [duplicate]

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but here it goes. I need a dictionary file (XML, JSON, or any other computer readable format) that contains the most commonly used words ...
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Spanish-English downloadable dictionary

I'm looking for a Spanish - English downloadable dictionary, similar to CC-CEDICT for Chinese. CC-CEDICT is a continuation of the CEDICT project. The objective of the CEDICT project was to ...
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When I look for a simple word in an Arabic dictionary, it gives me 20 different verbs

My native language is English, and I'm trying to learn Modern Standard Arabic. I speak Spanish and Greek, so I'm not new to this. I am trying to look up words like I normally do in European languages, ...
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Are there any good dictionaries for Ancient Greek? [closed]

I do realize this question might be difficult to answer as most words in Ancient Greek are hard to translate, and some have whole studies around them. But as there isn't a stack exchange for Ancient ...
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Can anyone recommend a free and online Greek-to-English dictionary?

The dictionary may optionally render the Greek word with the Roman alphabet but must include one or more definitions in English that explain the meaning. In particular, I am trying to find out why "...
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Is there a dictionary for Transliterated Arabic?

Is there a dictionary for the meanings of transliterated Quarnic Arabic, e.g. "lahu maa fis samaawate wa maa fil arze"? If I was to put in a single word e.g. "lahu", it should give me the meaning.
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Has a corpus-based unprofessional bilingual dictionary ever been written - how was it received?

I am thinking of compiling a bilingual dictionary (German-English for that matter, but the question may be generalized). I was thinking of using a specific and finite corpus of texts, which should be ...
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Are there any professionally edited digital dictionaries for Mac?

I find it a bit cumbersome to go to websites like linguee or dict.cc to look up words as it slows me down and requires an internet connection. Also I find that online dictionaries, that are community ...
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What resources are there for learning Toki Pona?

I recently started using Memrise to learn Toki Pona, because I find that language to be very interesting. Memrise is indeed useful regarding vocabulary, but I think it is not enough. Are there other ...
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Open-source English-French Dictionary

I'm looking for an English to French dictionary in a plain text file (.txt for example). I already found some dictionaries but a lot of definitions are wrong or incomplete: know; savons, sache, ...
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Seeking an Arabic dictionary with colloquialisms

There are words in colloquial Arabic that Google Translate won't understand and which are not even an Arabic dictionary! This problem is noticeably worse than for, say, Spanish or English, where many ...
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Why retain vocabulary when there are dictionaries?

Usually, when we come across an unknown word, we can guess its meaning based on the text around it (assuming that all the words around are known). However, there are cases that the meaning of the word ...
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What advantages do standard dictionaries have over learners' dictionaries in defining a word?

There are two main kinds of dictionary: standard and learner's. The standard dictionary is made mainly for native speakers, where readers are expected to be fluent in the language. The learner's, as ...
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What are the advantages of a paper dictionary over an online dictionary?

It has been a while now since I opened a paper dictionary to translate words from a language to another. I still have two paper dictionaries at home: one for English-French translations and one for ...
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