OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the leading online and mobile dictionary, announced its revamped homepage, featuring a new Spanish channel (spanish.dictionary.com). Accessible through the main site, Dictionary.com Spanish offers an immersive word discovery experience enabling users to explore and develop a greater command of Spanish.
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 designed to enhance understanding of grammar, including the "Travel Narrative," which chronicles the language-learning experience of a North American student in Barcelona.
"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."
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 the most extensive Spanish audio pronunciation guide available online. Additionally, unique content, including Word/Phrase/Grammar "Tip of the Day," offers visitors a myriad of opportunities to expand knowledge beyond the specific information originally searched.
Dictionary.com Spanish features include:
- 750K Spanish-English entries, including: audio pronunciation; differences in word meaning by geography; and contextual differences in word meaning by category (such as industry, subject or slang)
- Synonyms (both Spanish and English), related words, example sentences, and nearby entries
- Full text translation
- Spelling suggestion
- Word of the Day, Phrase of the Day, and Grammar Tip of the Day
- Weekly vocabulary study list
- Travel Narrative series of an American student in Spain
- Coming soon: Spanish flashcards; Spanish mobile dictionary app
"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.
The Spanish channel is the marquee feature of a revamped Dictionary.com homepage that's visually enhanced, easier to navigate and more interactive, delivering fresh daily content such as the Hot Word Blog where users can voice their passion for words, Question/Quote of the Day, and insight into user trends surrounding frequently accessed content.
Users can access the Spanish page from the Dictionary.com homepage or directly at Spanish.dictionary.com.
Dictionary.com is the leading provider of online and mobile language reference products and services. Dictionary.com, LLC, is an IAC (Nasdaq: IACI) company and includes Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, Reference.com and Translator, and serves an average of 50 million unique users worldwide per month (source: 2010 Quantcast data and internal mobile usage data). For more information, please visit www.dictionary.com.