Thursday, 9 August 2012


I thought I would share with you some resources today.

Free Oxford bilingual dictionaries for Chinese/English, French/English, German/English, Italian/English, Russian/English and Spanish/English

Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary free online

Electropedia (IEV Online) is a comprehensive online electrical and electronic terminology database
containing more than 20 000 terms and definitions in English and French, organised by subject area, with equivalent terms in various other languages (including Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish). It is managed by the International Electrotechnical Commission:

Multilingual apiculture dictionary (equivalent terms in English, Spanish, Italian, French and
Portuguese, although the site is in Spanish)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made several of its publications available in foreign languages (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Simplified Chinese)

The Swiss Institute of Comparative Law provides a multitude of links to legislation, case
law, official gazettes, institutions, etc. in more than 100 countries

Almost everything you ever wanted to know about translation is an e-book freely available at, written by Lola Bendana, director at Multi-Languages Corporation, and Alan Melby, professor of linguistics at Brigham Young University. The book focuses on the business side of translation and one of the contributors is Brian Mossop

The Routledge Translation Studies Portal features a growing range of resources that include video
interviews with leading scholars, sample chapters from important publications, workbooks, glossaries, links, etc.

Writers and Editors is a website dedicated to connecting writers and editors with each other, resources, markets and audiences.

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