https://www.duolingo.com/Penny243660

Translation of words

Is there a part of Duolingo that translates words? I didn't know some certain words and I wanted to look them up on a reliable translation site (i.e. Duolingo). If anyone knows how to do this, please share.

August 27, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/satishvc
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On Duolingo, you could just look at the words section - https://www.duolingo.com/words It shows all the words you have already encountered on here and their translations but not others.

Dictionary would be highly recommended for this purpose. You could also refer to Google Translate (https://translate.google.com) or http://www.spanishdict.com/ online.

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/anomalousjack

Hi Penny. I see you are doing Spanish. I recommend SpanishDict. They have a very good translation robot that draws translations from 3 different robots across the web and it will break down your translation into seperate words so you can look them up and decide for yourself whether you think it is reliable or not. All the verb endings you will need are there if you look up a verb and they also offer a lot of explanations and exercises on grammar too. It's my first stop for Spanish translations, Google Translate the second.

Unfortunately, Duolingo's drop-downs are fairly unreliable and at times confusing - and your progress will be affected the more you use it!

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EliasPitts

its easy! you just hover on the words and you will see the translation. Warning: the more you hover on the words, the less time you will be strengthened.

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Penny243660

how reliable is google translate if i were to use that?

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/satishvc
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It may not be ideal or reliable for entire sentences (though it's getting better all the time). However, you asked for words and for that purpose, I have found Google Translate to be reasonably good.

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EliasPitts

it isn't so good for sentences, but it is for words

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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That really, really depends on the language: it's awful for smaller, more inflected languages like Finnish and Estonian, but better for languages like Spanish and French.

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Penny243660

Thanks guys. that helps a heap :)

August 27, 2017
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