Dictionaries and Thesauri
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Fast & easy to use; Enter Spanish or English word;
Latin American Spanish.
Excellent Latin American words
Fast & easy to use; Usually provides 1 term; pop-ups
Quick and easy. has ads
Fast & easy to use; Only gives 1 definition; lots of ads
Includes some sentences/phrases; a little confusing at first; Mostly Spain.
Requires 2 to 3 step process; Has dictionary entries/definitions;Spain and some Latin America
How to Use Online Dictionaries Effectively
It is often difficult to determine which word is most commonly used in Latin America or Spain by checking only one dictionary source. Cross-checking the word in at least 3 dictionaries usually indicates one term as being more commonly used as the most common term. For example, if one is looking for the Spanish word for bedroom, the first dictionary may show terms such as alcoba, recámara, dormitorio, or cuarto. Checking several sources may indicate that dormitorio or alcoba is used more commonly in Spain, whereas recámara or cuarto may be used more commonly in Mexico or among Spanish-speaking Americans.