Google announced their ‘Phrasebook’ in 2013 > Official Release Statement
I was very excited by this because I am not only a language teacher, but also a language learner. I am at a very beginner level, slowly and steadily learning Greek. Taking my own advice that I give to my students, “you must have English in your life everyday if you want to improve…” I’ve decided to start a journal writing very simple phrases in Greek. Using my active vocabulary, each day I’ll write a few things down.
I wanted to check a few words using Google Translate (I know, I know, it’s not always correct, but for simple basic words, usually it is ok- and I am at that simple basic level!) and I remembered about phrasebook. Happy times! It is so simple to use and I think VERY useful for helping language learners review vocabulary.
First you just type in the word or phrase in your language using Google Translate
Here I actually searched for the phrase first in English-> Greek and then switched it because I want my phrasebook to have the Greek words first, but either way works.
Next you just click on the little star below the phrase or word and you will see a little notification pop up in the upper left-hand corner showing that a word has been added. That is your phrasebook icon!
Click on that little star-book icon and you will see all of the words/phrases that you have previously saved.
As I mentioned earlier, I have mine with the Greek phrase first, but you can sort by language and by the date you added it.
You can even export it to a spreadsheet by clicking on that icon under the search tool.
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