Which contextual dictionary do you prefer and why?
Thread poster: Lúcia Chambel

Lúcia Chambel
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Jan 3, 2017


I'm doing a survey on translators favourite online resources, such as contextual/concordance dictionaries.

Let me know which ones you regularly use and why! Eg. Linguee, Reverso Context...

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Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer  Identity Verified
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TMLookup + András Farkas’ "EU Translation Memories" collection Jan 3, 2017

For EU stuff, you can't really beat:

http://www.farkastranslations.com/tmlookup.php (massively speedy open source SQLite-based desktop concordancer)

I also like Linguee, and EUR+Lex (http://www.anyterm.info/eur%20lex/index.php?jezik=angl ).


https://mymemory.translated.net/ is also useful, sometimes

[Edited at 2017-01-03 20:14 GMT]

and this little-known engine: http://www.keybot.com/

[Edited at 2017-01-03 20:14 GMT]

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Chiara Faglia  Identity Verified
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Glosbe Jan 4, 2017

I like:


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Josephine Cassar  Identity Verified
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Reverso, Pons, IATE Jan 4, 2017

I am vigilant when using Linguee but then check IATE site when all else fails: http://iate.europa.eu/SearchByQuery.do. I do not like My memory as some are clearly wrong. Some entries in Linguee are very good but some are clearly wrong. I also use Wordreference site both for translating specific words. It also has a site for looking up discussions about certain terms in different contexts.

[Edited at 2017-01-04 14:10 GMT]

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