“the best”!

Honestly i would say Google translate is the best translator so far. It´s easy to use and evrybody knows about it. Unfortunally those online dictionaries i am going to do a “review” about is not Google transelate. The type of dictionaries i will be doing a review of is about monolingual dictionaries not the basic transelate dictionary. What i will look for in these very different online dictionaries is: How fast, how easy, how precise/good it is to find a word. I will compere three dictionaries which is called Onelook dictionaries, Cambridge dictionaries and the free dictionary by Farlex.

I searched for one word in these three categories: nomen (skateboard), verb (run) and addjectiv (hard). Onelook was a browser that searched for other dictionaries to explane your words. Camebridge dictionary was very standard for a dictionary of this type (very basic). You searched for the word and it showed you three lines describing the word. it didnt say anything about how to conjugate the word or even say if it was a nomen, verb or addjectiv.  The free dictionary by Farlex was the best in my oppinion. They had a very long good description of the words and they even conjugated the words. So Felix wins the word description.

The fastest and easiest was probably the camebridge dictionary. It was fast and you could clearly see where to look for the description of the word (good structure on the page/nice layout in general). The other web pages had a little to much on their pages. it was really long descriptions and the web sites looked very “dangerous”. Your afraid of bumping into a commercial on the side because you could get a virus. So the easiest/fastest/best designed site is the cambridge dictionary.

The best dictionary is very hard to say… it depends if you just want a fast answear or a detailed answear? I guess it´s up to you to choose, here are the links to the pages hope you got the resaults you wore looking for:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com

http://dictionary.cambridge.org

http://www.onelook.com

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2 thoughts on ““the best”!

  1. Liked your research into these different dictionaries. Seems like you did a thorough job here! Good idea to compare nouns, verbs and adjectives!

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