$ 10 words and Babylon

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Posted by Ueli ( on April 15, 2000 at 21:54:28:

There are some that complain that too much technical slang and to many $ 10 words are used, and then comes along drummer and posts an article that is a collection of $ 50 words.

But help is near: Download the free Babylon translator from

Babylon - Dictionary, Translator and Converter

At a mouse click, Babylon translates (almost) any English word to:
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French, German , Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish (sorry, no Catalan yet) or Swedish.

Yes, it translates English to English. This means, it lists synonyms and/or a circumscription of the selected word. This comes very handy for all medical $ 10 words of which it knows quite a lot. For me, with English as a 4th language, it also explains many of the slang expressions and four letter words you folks use, even some that are not listed in my Concise Oxford Dictionary.

The amount of words Babylon recognizes is tremendous, but it can do more: it also recognizes phrases, as an example:
For sympathetic it lists compassionate, caring, concerned, understanding, something probably most will know, but it also explains the phrase sympathetic nervous system as part of the nervous system that operates automatically without conscious choice (such as nerves responsible for blood circulation, digestion, breathing, etc.), and this certainly helps many who are not trained in medical terminology.

Babylon not only knows lots of medical expressions, but also proper names and geographical places, legal expressions, many abbreviations.

It is quite good at guessing misspelled words.

Useful for foreigners: you can hear the words spoken.

It includes an unit and currency converter.

And not least, it is free and without nagging commercials. Give it a try !!!


PS: I don't get any reimbursement for this commercial :-)

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