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