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