4 de jun de 2009

Visual Dictionary

Maybe you all know this dictionary already, but I must confess I only found it recently when I was desperate to find a specific term. It's the Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary Online http://visual.merriam-webster.com/index.php (a vast improvement on the Lexicon I used to have when I was a student...). And it really is a great help when translating into English. Sometimes you can't find the right term for that little part... So try to find a picture of whatever it is that you want (a machine, an animal, a place) and you'll get the names for all the parts. For example, I looked up 'electronic scale' and this is the picture I got:

Or take 'harbor':

And below the picture you will find all the related terms. Truly useful.

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