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I'm looking for a Free-ware on Mac OS X.6 that helps improving English vocabulary, very simply, for example by giving a word in another language (German or French would be perfect) and asking for the translation. It doesn't have to be a nice design or stuff, just simple and efficient. If anyone knows something like that, please let me know!!

EDIT: I'm looking for some kind of "evaluating program", something that tests your vocabulary, not a translator. Maybe I didn't make my question clear.

Thanks in advance.

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If you want to add vocab yourself, which I think will always be more valuable due to exposure when inputting lists of vocab, you need jMemorize. Since it is a JAR file, you could do what I am working and use a portable Java VM and run it, along with your vocab lists, on a USB stick and backup everything online too. I would say it is a pretty good bang-for-your-buck solution.

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Hi! Thanks for your answer. Could you just help me to make it work? What are the steps of the installation? Thank you. R. – waszkiewicz Oct 31 '10 at 19:36
You have Mac OS X, so this should be really, really simple. 1) Download the jMemorize application here. When it is done downloading, double-click the file (it will look like a piece of paper with a coffee cup, and say JAR at the bottom). This will start the program. To add a new item, click the Add card button. When you are done, click the Save button next to it to save your first group of flashcards. Test yourself accordingly when done. – ajstein Oct 31 '10 at 20:00
Thanks! Great! It looks like what I was looking for... Cheers. – waszkiewicz Nov 2 '10 at 7:26

There's Babylon for Mac, but it's not freeware. The online version is free.

You could also try the free web based Babelfish or Google Translate.

TranslateIt is not free, but it is not that expensive.

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