English Arabic English Dictionary (Eng Arabic Dic)
Looking to buy an English Arabic Dictionary paperback or phrase book? Have you considered using a translation “app” on your mobile phone, PDA or games console, which uses the same space as a ringtone, is easy to install and is faster to reference than a book?
The English Arabic dictionary suite (Eng Arabic Dic.) is a full set of English Arabic language software for multiple platforms. Each dictionary can be used to translate from English to Arabic and from Arabic to English.
Smartphones supporting Java (Symbian, S60, Windows mobile, Pocket PC, Android)
Games consoles (PSP, NDS, GP2X)
Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris (desktops and laptops)
Jailbroken iPhone and iTouch (no support given)
Palm (Palms running Windows Mobile should use the J2ME – Mobile Phone version
Versions for mobile phones and other mobile devices provide word translations Eng Arabic displaying translations in phonetic Arabic (romanised Arabic). The Arabic Eng dic translates from phonetic Arabic to English and by using the copy feature this can be particularly useful for reverse lookups for synonyms and to understand the broader use of the Arabic word in the English language. Although the Eng Arabic dict does not provide definitions or examples, the use of the translation software in this way provides you with a mechanism to better understand Arabic words in the English context without the need for detailed definitions.
Laptop and Desktop versions for Windows, Apple Mac and Linux of the English Arabic language dictionary software display Arabic characters as well as phonetic Arabic when translating words from English to Arabic. The copy feature is equally useful in helping to understand and communicate between English and Arabic. This version can also translate from Arabic characters to English as well as from phonetic Arabic (romanised Arabic) to English.
Windows, Apple Mac and Linux versions also provide an Arabic learning mode, which uses flashcards to help you learn and memorize the Arabic language. The learning or Arabic teacher mode has 4 levels. In level one a word is selected from the 500 most commonly used English words and three Arabic words are displayed for you to make your choice. If the correct word is selected points are awarded, otherwise a life is lost. The correct answer is always displayed after a Arabic word is selected. Points are accumulated until 10 lives are lost. The second level of the game still tests against the 500 most commonly used English words, but offers a choice from five Arabic words for the correct English to Arabic translation. The Arabic teacher becomes more difficult in levels 3 and 4 when you are tested on your knowledge of the Arabic language against the complete Eng Arabic dic. Like level 1, level 3 offers three Arabic word choices and level 4 five Arabic word choices from the extensive English Arabic lexicon.
The learning mode provides the same functionality from Arabic words to English for levels 1 to 4. Arabic words are displayed in Arabic characters, but after an English translation choice is made the phonetic Arabic (romanised Arabic) is also displayed whether the selection is right or wrong. This is very helpful for Arabic language students who are learning to read Arabic.
A paperless option makes sense. It is kinder to the environment, its faster and it works on a device you already own.