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Google offers search engines for web sites in multiple languages. Go to http://www.google.com/language_tools (see screen shot below) and you can look up foreign language web pages in everything from Catalan to Turkish. Google also offers computer translation on the same page, where you can translate pieces of text into and out of several languages. You can even enter a web page and see the whole thing in a new language. While I wouldn't want you to use these as a crutch, just paying around with these tools and seeing how the system renders phrases can be an easy way to pick up new words. Try it!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|