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Structure of the translation result

The main entries of the translation result include the root word, and often synonyms, followed by further information like {part of speech}, [special subject] or (explanation) - see Abbreviations, e.g.
Ding {n}; Sache {f}

The indented results are grammatical forms or examples, e.g.:
Dinge {pl}; Sachen {pl}; Krempel {m}
Dinge für sich behalten

By clicking at the triangles Show examples resp. Hide examples at the side of the main entry you can show or hide all additional forms and examples. Click at the double triangles resp. to show or hide all additional results.

Usually, you can click on any word in the translation results to start a new search.

Abbreviations in translation results

In most entries you'll find abbreviated additional information:
  • in braces: part of speech, e.g. {adj} for adjektive
  • in square brackets: usage hints:
    • country-specific usage, e.g. [Am.] - American English,
    • Style, e.g. [vulg.] - vulgar,
    • special usage, e.g. [chem.] - chemistry
  • in parenthesis: explanations, examples, hints
See the list of abbreviations. To get a unsorted list of all words from a special theme of the dictionary click on an abbreviation. A sorted list of of specific subjects you get within Spec. subjects.

Pronunciation

By clicking the speaker symbol [listen] a small window will open and you can hear the word spoken by a native speaker. There might be short delays, because the pronunciation data must be downloaded to your computer first. To use this function, you need the Flash plugin and of course a suitable sound system on your computer.

Specific subjects

In Special subjects you can find short compilations or large translation lists for some special themes. These lists might not be complete, though.

Grammar

In Grammar you can find useful grammar links for the chosen language and our examples for prepositions.

Random search

By clicking on Random search you can look at the translation of an random word. Let us surprise you...

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Within conversions you can convert various international measurement units, like Fahrenheit to Celsius, miles to kilometres etc.

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