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Dictionary.com Goes Spanish

In an effort to reach an increasingly diverse market and deliver on a major user request, Dictionary.com is launching a new Spanish channel.

In conjunction with a broader revamping of its homepage, the site’s new Spanish channel opens content to a new audience.

“The aspirations of Dictionary.com users, particularly the globally oriented, up-and-coming generation, transcend the English-speaking world,” said Shravan Goli, president of Dictionary.com. “Research indicates Spanish is the number one foreign language our users want to explore, and therefore a natural progression for our online and eventually mobile applications.”

The new Spanish channel offers access to the world’s largest free online selection of definitions, synonyms, examples and variations by region as well as subject, in both English and Spanish. It also provides unique content from Dictionary.com’s editorial staff of Spanish experts and teachers. This content is designed to enhance understanding of grammar, including the “Travel Narrative,” which chronicles the language-learning experience of a North American student in Barcelona. 

The Spanish channel is one feature of a revamped Dictionary.com homepage that’s easier to navigate and more interactive. The homepage delivers daily content such as the Hot Word Blogwhere users can voice their passion for words, Question/Quote of the Day, and insight into user trends surrounding frequently accessed content.

Dictionary.com Spanish includes a Spanish-to-English and English-to-Spanish translation feature that allows users to input paragraphs and generate complete translations, and an extensive Spanish audio pronunciation guide. Additionally, unique content, including Word/Phrase/Grammar “Tip of the Day,” offers visitors opportunities to expand knowledge.

“Dictionary.com Spanish is a total destination for word discovery that meets the needs of those just starting to learn the language, those who’ve already mastered it, and all proficiency levels in between,” said Goli.

 

Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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