English Dutch English Dictionary (Eng Dutch Dic)
Looking to buy an English Dutch 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 Dutch dictionary suite (Eng Dutch Dic.) is a full set of English Dutch language software for multiple platforms. Each dictionary can be used to translate from English to Dutch and from Dutch 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
All versions provide word translations Eng Dutch and Dutch Eng. The copy feature can be used for reverse lookups to display synonyms and to understand the broader use of the Dutch word in the English language. Although the Eng Dutch dict does not provide definitions or examples, the use of the translation software in this way provides you with a mechanism to better understand Dutch words in the English context without the need for detailed definitions.
Laptop and Desktop versions for Windows, Apple Mac and Linux have a Dutch learning mode, which uses flashcards to help you learn and memorize the Dutch language. The learning or Dutch teacher mode has 4 levels. In level one a word is selected from the 500 most commonly used English words and three Dutch 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 Dutch 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 Dutch words for the correct English to Dutch translation. The Dutch teacher becomes more difficult in levels 3 and 4 when you are tested on your knowledge of the Dutch language against the complete Eng Dutch dic. Like level 1, level 3 offers three Dutch word choices and level 4 five Dutch word choices from the extensive English Dutch lexicon.
The learning mode provides the same functionality from Dutch words to English for levels 1 to 4. Dutch words are displayed for you to choose an English translation. The same scoring and lives applies as for English.
A paperless option makes sense. It is kinder to the environment, its faster and it works on a device you already own.