October 25, 2009

French/English dictionary update

Today's update adds various new entries to the French dictionary and follows in the wake of other recent updates by including various improvements to commonly consulted entries in the English-French side of the dictionary.

October 11, 2009

Dictionary update

Today saw another action-packed update of the French-English and English-French sides of the dictionary. Hurray!

Article on translation of advertising material

Readers interested in translation are invited to read a new article I have written on the translation of advertising material. The article examines some of the issues involved in translating on-line advertising material and how this differs from the translation of ordinary material.

As explored in the article, one of the challenges with translating on-line adverts comes in translating the associated keywords which you may be bidding on in your campaigns, showing some of the considerations which a good translator must take into account.

October 7, 2009

Discounted German language software

Some readers of this blog and users of the French Linguistics site will be interested in languages more generally, so this is just a little note to point out that Amazon US are currently offering a fairly substantial discount on Instant Immersion German Deluxe. In case you're not familiar with the series, the Instant Immersion software offers a range of audio and video-based material aimed at beginner to intermediate learners.

Instant Immersion French
was reviewed on the site a few months ago.

October 5, 2009

500th forum member; dictionary update

Good news, everybody.

The French language forum has reached its 500th member! Many thanks to all those who participate in the forum, be it to ask questions about French or to help learners. If you haven't discovered it yet, the forum is a great community for expanding your knowledge of French, even if you're just beginning, or simply for chatting to other French speakers and learners.

I'd like to take this opportunity to plug the on-line "chat" function. A few regulars are already using it, but it would be nice to see more users taking advantage.

On a smaller note, the English-French side of the dictionary has today seen a few more additions, as part of an ongoing effort to improve the entries to various commonly looked up words.

October 3, 2009

English-French dictionary update

Today's update to the dictionary focuses on various new entries and improvements to existing entries in the English-French dictionary. New and/or improved entries have been included for various frequently looked up words, including special entries for various conjugated forms of verbs.