One of the main problems I faced when moving to an English-speaking nation was adapting to the change in the internet. Speaking the language was one thing, but mastering reading the language with ease was another. And it was made more complex by the ever-increasing use of slang terms or internet-speak being featured on a lot of websites. This was extra annoying while I was attempting to furnish my new apartment as I couldn’t make sense of what I was ordering beyond the pictures provided. And while sites like thanoshome.com offered some built-in translation features to allow for a more streamlined shopping experience, others did not provide this courtesy. This problem spilled over into food shopping, clothes shopping, and just utilizing the basic functionality of the web.
Luckily I was shown the IDP dictionary app, which changed everything! No longer was translation an issue while browsing online. One simple program changed everything!
Here you can search the IDP dictionary files and get translations of English words into other languages, or from other languages into English. Just use the on-line form below to enter your word, select the translation you want, and press the “Search” button to get an answer in the frame at the bottom of the page. Note that the IDP dictionaries only contain between several hundred to a few thousand words (depending on the language), so you might not always get an answer. Also, the IDP does not guarantee that any result you get from these dictionaries is correct. For the most part, the translations are correct, but there may be incorrect translations that have not been found. If you get a result that you know is incorrect, please contact the IDP and inform them of the situation.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, it’s probably not in the dictionary yet. To add it to the dictionary yourself, click on the Back button at the bottom of this page, and then select Update.
These are very small dictionaries – you may or may not find what you are looking for. Proceed with caution.