Looking to buy an English Greek 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 Greek dictionary suite (Eng Greek Dic.) is a full set of English Greek language software for multiple platforms. Each dictionary can be used to translate from English to Greek and from Greek 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 Greek displaying translations in phonetic Greek (romanised Greek). The Greek Eng dic translates from phonetic Greek 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 Greek word in the English language. Although the Eng Greek dict does not provide definitions or examples, the use of the translation software in this way provides you with a mechanism to better understand Greek words in the English context without the need for detailed definitions.
Laptop and Desktop versions for Windows, Apple Mac and Linux of the English Greek language dictionary software display Greek characters as well as phonetic Greek when translating words from English to Greek. The copy feature is equally useful in helping to understand and communicate between English and Greek. This version can also translate from Greek characters to English as well as from phonetic Greek (romanised Greek) to English.
Windows, Apple Mac and Linux versions also provide a Greek learning mode, which uses flashcards to help you learn and memorize the Greek language. The learning or Greek teacher mode has 4 levels. In level one a word is selected from the 500 most commonly used English words and three Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek words for the correct English to Greek translation. The Greek teacher becomes more difficult in levels 3 and 4 when you are tested on your knowledge of the Greek language against the complete Eng Greek dic. Like level 1, level 3 offers three Greek word choices and level 4 five Greek word choices from the extensive English Greek lexicon.
The learning mode provides the same functionality from Greek words to English for levels 1 to 4. Greek words are displayed in Greek characters, but after an English translation choice is made the phonetic Greek (romanised Greek) is also displayed whether the selection is right or wrong. This is very helpful for Greek language students who are learning to read Greek.
A paperless option makes sense. It is kinder to the environment, its faster and it works on a device you already own.