https://www.duolingo.com/italianvonne

Site for words and phrases in context

italianvonne
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Hi all

I just discovered the most awesome site. In all my searching and looking at others helpful link lists, this site somehow had never come across my radar. And I have a ton of language related sites collected. I just happened to want to look up how to say "I can only be myself" in italian to see if I was correct in my guess, and a site that came up was this:

http://context.reverso.net/translation/

Reverso.net gives tons of sample sentences where you can see in context whatever word or phrase you want to look up. This is the answer to my prayers!

However, every so often there is a wrongly translated sentence, but it's usually pretty obvious. Although it may not be as obvious for beginners, i'm not sure.

The site has several languages to translate from. And the sentences are collected from sites and documents across the internet to get overall contexts.

Maybe everyone in the world already knew about this site except for me, but if you didn't or are a new language learner, I hope it helps!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/writchie4
writchie4
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I've never heard of reverso.net, but linguee.com is very similar. I've enjoyed using that one in the same way you're talking about here.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bumbleandtumble
bumbleandtumble
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yes, linguee.com is VERY good.....! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/italianvonne
italianvonne
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Thanks I'd never heard of that site. I just checked it out. I think I like reverso a lot better. In comparison, reverso has seemingly endless pull of examples where colloquial phrases will show up as well, but that wasn't the case on linguee. There was a small amount of examples and some that seemed translated slightly off somehow. Also one colloquial phrase I tried out ("vai via" "go away" in italian) asked if I had meant something else. It did bring up examples but maybe one or two had the actual phrase. Whereas reverso had no problem whatsoever.

What I DID like about linguee was if you're typing in something and it recognizes it, it gives you the translation under the type box. Also, whatever sentence gets pulled up, it also gives the web link to the site that its on which is cool. I can see discovering foreign websites I would never be looking for on my own.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bumbleandtumble
bumbleandtumble
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wow, thanks, I will definitely check it out! :D

3 years ago
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