Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The good, the not so good, and the ugly one
There's so many online dictionaries to chose from, many of them are totally crap, and the good ones often costs money. I will try to compare three different free online English dictionaries, and hopefully find a good one.
The Free DictionaryThe first dictionary i found, was www.thefreedictionary.com. At first glance it looked a little bit chaotic, and not very user friendly. How ever, after looking around on the site, i found out that it has a whole lot of languages(i will only write about the English), and a lot of possibilities. On the left side of the site i found different categories within the English language. I clicked on "legal dictionary", and found myself looking at a list of some popular words like "income tax". If i clicked at "income tax", I found a whole article about the meaning of the word, how it is used, and what it is used for.
However, I could not search within the legal dictionary, I could only search the entire dictionary. I don't know why, but that was the case. So then i tried to search the word "Hi", and got a whole lot of different definitions. All of them making sense.
Expect from looking a bit old and a little chaotic, this dictionary is definitely acceptable.
The Cambridge DictionaryThe second dictionary i looked at was www.dictionary.cambridge.org. This looked much nicer than thefreedictionary.com. The site was smooth, and easy to navigate on. Like the other one, this had some different categories, but on this one you could easily search within the category you wanted. However, here i did not find whole articles about words like "income tax", only a short definition. So this site looked much better than the other one, but it did not have so many definitions or articles explaining deeper. But i would recommend this if you just want to look up a word.
One lookThe last dictionary i will look at, is www.onelook.com. When i went on the site, i came straight to a search field. I search the word "fish". Then i was told that they had found 98 English dictionaries, who contained the word "fish". I clicked on the first hit, and got redirected to a yahoo site, which said everything i needed to know about the word "fish". However, when i clicked on another link, i got no results at all.So what this page do, is redirecting you to another dictionary. So i would not recommend this site, since you have to click around until you find a good definition. Pages like the Cambridge dictionary, and the free dictionary are much smoother to use, and they have good definitions. Personally i think i would use the Cambridge dictionary.
Posted by Ulrik at 10:50 AM
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
My first blogg!Today my teacher gave the news that everyone was going to make a blogg. It was going to be about the English class and what we do. I thought it was a fun idea, and even though I have never made a blogg in my entire life, or thought about doing so, i will do my best and hopefully succeed. Wish me luck!
Who am I?My name is Ulrik, I am 16 years old and live in Asker, just outside Oslo if it means anything to you. I've just started at Sandvika VGS (it's almost like high school in the US), and so far it's awesome! I have a family, and my house is fifty minutes away from the school if you walk, but train or bus is the most common i guess.
At my spare time i do archery and politics. I'm also extremely interested in history.
So, that's all for now i guess... There will soon be more!
Posted by Ulrik at 4:38 PM