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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Foreign language translations 24/7

Get instant online access to top notch unabridged bilingual dictionaries, plus unique, authoritative support materials for language learners from Oxford University Press. Oxford Language Dictionaries Online is unique - it provides reliable, accurate, and detailed translations into and out of English for millions of words and phrases in the following languages:
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Japanese (coming soon)
  • Polish (coming soon)
  • Portuguese (coming soon)

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  • "Did you mean?" feature if no exact match is found
  • Pop-up virtual keyboard for inserting special characters
  • Mouse-over explanations of parts of speech
  • Pop-up guides to phonetic symbols
  • Downloadable lookup tools
  • "Word of the Day" emails to build your vocabulary

Hear words spoken aloud
Revolutionary pronunciation software allows users to click on any word to hear it spoken aloud in any of the langauges. For English words, choose if you want to hear American or British pronunciation; and for Spanish choose between Latin American or European pronunciation.

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