By John Ulmer
I often have questions about French usage that can't be solved by a dictionary, so I have been relying on Linguee quite a lot.
For each word or phrase you can get a long list of real-world usages pulled from the Web.
It covers many languages, though I can only vouch for the French content as I haven't used it for any other languages so far.
Long time I've been looking for any online service, where I could store and keep my own words, with translation, example and train them with a written test. But did not find it anywhere.
Numerous apps and sites offer pre-compiled abstract words with flashcards test, but I wish my words with a written test.
So I refreshed computer lessons from school, studied basics of web design for 3 weeks on youtube and made such webpage. Now I use it to learn Finnish language and like it a lot. Maybe someone find it useful.
Share any ideas how to improve it.
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I would like to share with you my technique which I used to memorize foreign words.
When I used to be a student and had an exam in foreign languages, I used to ask my fellow students to ask me the words from my dictionary, which we had to learn, and I had to tell them the correct word. I believe that this method helped me a lot in learning the difficult words.
So, I came up with the idea of creating a small and simple Android app which acts like a personal dictionary. The purpose is simple:
- You write down the words which you would like to remember into your phone and translate them
- You can test your knowledge by playing - the program will ask you the words and you have to type the correct translation.
For example, let`s say you study German and your are an English speaker. You save these words in your dictionary: table - der Tisch. The app will ask you "What is table in your studied language?", then you have to type "der Tisch". Simple, isn`t it?
Of course, you can modify or delete the words which you don`t need anymore. There is an option to export your words to Google drive or similar.
I m planning to add more features but this depends on how much free time I have... I know that this is a simple application right now, so I would be very happy if you share your ideas with me. If you wish to see some other features, don`t hesitate to let me know Just drop a message, or reply here.
The app is called I know that word and can be found here:
It is free!
I hope that you will find it useful!