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