Recovering the lost art of learning languages.View Texts
- Glossing Text
Interlinear notations of the meaning of each word in a text
Full audio books.
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Listening a text interpolating sentences in your language and in the target language and viceversa
User comments in texts
Audio book in synchronization with text.
Collaborative texts with user reputation system.
User suggests word corrections.
Look for usage of a word and n-grams in sentences from ceritified contexts
Different ways to use the website depending on your goals
- Learn a new language
Read the literal translation of each word and the "natural" translation of the sentence to learn its meaning and grammar usage.
Deduce meaning by yourself to incorporate new concepts instead of reading a lesson.
Writing a text in your target language and getting corrections
hearing the text in your native tongue while reading the target language to associate sentences and words with meanings
Involving hearing, speaking and reading to reinforce memory and study texts
- Classic books
Read classics even if you don't know the original language.
If you read a translation you are reading a translators interpretation and not the original author.
Read the classics in the original languages
To read the Latin and Greek authors in their original, is a sublime luxury . . . I thank on my knees, him who directed my early education, for having put into my possession this rich source of delight; and I would not exchange it for anything which I could then have acquired, and have not since acquired.
Literal and natural translations
Word by word and sentence by sentence translations. Annotated texts makes possible to understand the vocabulary and usage of a foreign language.