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Lingoes – Multi-Language Dictionary and Text Translation Software

Monday, October 25th, 2010

If I had more time, it would be interesting to play around with this program, just to see what it could do … historically, machine-translation programs like this one have been kind of dicey; they often have problems with stuff like idioms (e.g., “hungry enough to eat a horse”) that might not translate into foreign languages all that well.

I sometimes have to look up words in a dictionary if the meaning is not completely clear to me. For that purpose, I can use a dictionary that i have at home, or use one of the various online dictionaries. The same is true when I do not know a word in a foreign language that I speak. I can look it up at home or get translations online.

Lingoes is a free dictionary and text translation software for the Windows operating system. The application offers an incredible feature set for a free program, more about that later in the review.