Learning Languages Just Got Easier!

By: Christopher
One thing all people who work with languages agree upon is that it's never easy. Translating even one word can be a nightmare of a task, because it always seems to depend. Trying to expand a vocabulary takes a lot of effort and hard work. Learning a language involves a lot of time and practice.

The good news is that it just got a little easier. The bab.la online language portal offers translation dictionaries, language quizzes and a forum, all for free. bab.la has taken a wiki-style approach to languages and offer users the chance to interact and participate rather than only have access to information and material.

Currently, there are eight interactive dictionaries (English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian and Turkish) available. Thanks to the user contributions, the dictionaries include thousands of regional and colloquial expressions as well as very specific words and terms.

In line with the wiki-style approach anyone can participate and contribute either by creating their own quizzes or by suggesting and verifying new dictionary translations. There have been hundreds of quizzes added on subjects ranging from music to grammar or sports. It's not just about learning a language, but also how to use it. For example, wouldn't it be great to learn how the locals flirt, or how to talk about sports like football? Users can comment and rate the quizzes to let others know what they thought.

Besides the contributions, users can include all bab.la features on their own websites as well. They can integrate quizzes similarly to adding YouTube videos or add a dictionary translation box, or widget, to their personal website for free. In this way users do not even have to visit the bab.la website in order to make translations.

There are several other languages under construction (Polish, Italian, Romanian etc.) with many, many more planned for the future. Every day new users are joining bab.la and more people are adding quizzes and words to the dictionaries.

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