Word Dolphin features. * the tool for word remember. * personal vocabulary: add new words when you need. * search translation and pronunciation in on-line dictionary Wiktionary. Save translation that you like and pronunciation for off-line usage. * bookmarks and search for word and translations. * edit words and translations. * learn through printing. The thing is words better learn and recognize when you print them. * meaning check includes problematic words. * Record of own pronunciation. See video for details (20 sec.): https://youtu.be/r2LX8FcrGt8
Motivation to create Word Dolphin It has recommended for learning new words to write them into a notebook and learn by rote. It is not the only approach but it is the most widespread. Really, it works well, especially for small amount of words. But if the learning process is continuous you may have some problems: * learned words are quickly forgotten; so you must create review calendar * different words are memorized differently and you must pay extra attention to them * transcription gives an idea about pronunciation. For good learning, you need to listen to a native speaker * personal paper vocabulary is not good for learning and writing extra information such as comments or samples of usages. Especially it is hard to write between written rows. Of course, you can write necessary things but the extra text in front of the eyes will complicate learning * because you learn the words written by hand you will have problems to recognize printed words * too hard to find necessary word among many pages of words * adding the words into a notebook makes to learn added words. It is not convenient when you need to learn some words * often notebook with words is absent when you need to add a new word. Also, this approach has words duplicate problem * you can forget or loose a paper notebook * to edit the words written by hand will clog vocabulary because it interferes with learning * eventually the notebook is torn with time
I started to search the application which fixes all these problems but did not find exact because some applications were too complicated especially for children. Another one was too slow on my phone or was developed only for one language. Finally, I started to create a Word Dolphin which would be free of these problems. I made an effort for application to work fast and easy to use. I hope it turned out and you like it.
Comparison of Word Dolphin with ordinary dictionaries Word Dolphin does not try to compete with ordinary dictionaries. It is intended for storing of new words, assists to learn them and control the quality of knowledge.