Google Launches Dictionary and Translated Web Search

by admin December 4, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Amid all the hubbub over Google DNS on Thursday, the search giant also released two more helpful tools to help you get a richer search experience and improve your language skills. Google launched its dictionary project, offering a feature-rich resource that goes beyond simple definitions of words; and its new translated Web search makes it easier to find Web pages written in more than 40 languages.

Google dictionary puts a full-service resource right at your fingertips that can be accessed through Google’s
Dictionary page or through a regular Web search. To access words through regular search, click on the “definitions” link on the top right of your results page next to where it says how many results Google has returned for your query.

Google dictionary isn’t just for English. The project contains 27 other languages, including the major Western European languages, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean, Arabic, Hebrew, and many more. Notable languages currently missing from the project include Japanese and Persian. Google Dictionary also has an English-to-foreign language component, allowing you to translate single words from English into a foreign language or vice versa. This is similar to what you can do in Google Translate.

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