The key to the future is communication. We can now send letters in seconds and speak around the globe. When I was a child such a thing was unimaginable. To make use of these modern tools to your own advantage knowing how to express yourself is critical. You must not only know your own language well, but as many other languages as you can. For most people in the world this means studying English as a Second Language (ESL).
The tools below will help you say what you meant to say. In addition to ordinary vocabulary these dictionaries will help to understand technical, professional and specialized vocabulary.
yourdictionary.com has a free on line easy use dictionary (with audio pronunciation). A great tool for you, a friend or your child to learn with. You can even buy a PC desktop dictionary to use anytime.
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onelook.com is an online dictionary that allows searching for a word even if you arenít sure of the spelling. Try the wildcard search. Donít know the word but you know what you mean? Use reverse search. Type in the idea or concept and get related words.
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Not even a native speaker knows all the words of his own language. Technical vocabulary is used only by specialists and so is not generally known by non-specialists. Here you will find dictionaries and glossaries of specialized words in the English language. In case you cannot find the specialty dictionary you need on line, or need an off-line dictionary for some other reason, yourDictionary now offers the full line of Elsevier-Science specialty dictionaries on CD ROM and in traditional book form