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Visual cues are great learning tools especially when it comes to learning new vocabulary terms. You will probably find it much more easier to grasp the new semantic concepts through some visual representations. Here are four examples:
1. Snappy Words – An online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.
And with all due deference to Google Translate, here are some other useful online dictionaries and other reference tools.
The Free Dictionary – the world’s most comprehensive dictionary.
Norstedts – Swedish-English/English-Swedish dictionary.
Tyda – translations, synonyms, topics, examples and discussions.
Tolka – dictionary, synonyms and translation.
Cambridge Online Dictionary – look up the word, get the explanation in English, see the phonetic transcription of the word and listen to the pronunciation in US or UK English.
Oxford Dictionarys – the world’s most trusted dictionaries.
London Slang – because the English language contains a rich array of slang words and phrases.
Your Dictionary – specialty dictionaries within a lot of different areas.
Thesaurus – find synonyms and antonyms.
Longman Dictionary of contemporary English online search.
Internet Slang Dictionary and Translator – Confused by net slang? Can’t read a text message? Translate internet slang and acronyms.
British American Dictionary – Feck! What are they saying? Find out by browsing our dictionary by category and region, or searching for a particular word.
TravelFurther – American/British + British/American dictionaries.
Spelling differences between American and British English.
The Word Detective – Words and language in a humorous vein on the web since 1995.
Acronymfinder.com – find out what any acronym, abbreviation or initialism means.
Word Spy – the word lover’s guide to new words.