Translating is serious business. But it doesn’t always have to be that way. Here are some resources that I happened to find online. One of them might give you that spark you need. Or maybe you’ll just have a little fun during your break. Either way, enjoy!
Language tools and games to make you smile
- English to Shakespearian for a tongue-in-cheek translation of your regular English into the Bard’s flowery prose.
- Lyricstraining for listening comprehension and fun tunes. Practice your source language compreshension by listening to popular tunes.
- Cliché Finder for when you’re wracking your brains and can’t quite remember a certain cliché or idiom. Have some random ones generated for you while you’re there (careful: some are pretty colorful).
- Power Thesaurus: If you’re looking for an English-language thesaurus that isn’t Roget’s, try this one. It’s crowdsourced and comes with up- and downvotes for each synonym. Handy filters and suggestions make sure that you can browse your way to that perfect word. I may be mistaken, but this feels like a good place to find inspiration on fresher and more informal synonyms.
- The Great Language Game: So, you think you’re a language expert? Can you tell spoken languages apart or does Urdu sound like Swedish to you? Try your hand at the Great Language Game game and see how far your 3 lives will get you.
- Must Pop Words is like Tetris for English words. Form words out of the letters dropping from the sky. Can you make it past four-letter words? It’s typing, reading and vocabulary practice all in one!
Do you know any fun language resources that others might enjoy?
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