Dictionaries in paper form are slowly becoming old-fashioned as the number of mobile applications and websites on the market is growing. Now these are the tools that help us to get to know and understand foreign languages.
In Poland, the biggest number of virtual learning materials have been created for the English language. We have chosen for you five best free portals which function as dictionaries for this language.
Of course, it’s impossible not to mention the popular language tool, Google Translator. An easy and quick access to information is clearly one of its advantages. A trouble-free functioning and no advertisements is also a plus. However, although this dictionary contains many thousands of entries and is available in many languages, the lack of grammatical information and context-dependent meanings is one of its mayor disadvantages.
Also, Google Translate is not very good at translating when we try to use languages other than English. Then we often come across some really absurd expressions. This is because the text is not translated directly from one language into another. It is first translated into English and then into the target language of our choice.
Nevertheless, since we assess here the usefulness of dictionaries in terms of translating single words in English, we can count this language tool as a recommendable one.