I just thought I would be very interested to know what are your favorite language websites (sites for English learners, for learners of other languages, or general language sites).
Be sure to add a short comment explaining why you like each site.
There's a good site on the Birmingham (UK) dialect: www.ebrummie.co.uk. I like it because the Birmingham dialect is heavily stigmatised in Britain and British people poke fun at it, but this website is brave enough to take a serious look at the issues surrounding language attitudes and explodes many of the myths surrounding this particular variety of British English.
My favourite website, well actually, it is the website I find most useful, is:
The languages are:
It is a dictionary site, and there are so many useful words and they give examples of how the words are used in context (not all words, but quite a few).
An excellent site for those who want to learn German.
( It's a good website for learning idioms and quizzes).
(It's a good website for free e-mail lessons)
(It's a good website for free e-mail lessons and other useful activities).
(a good on-line Eng dictionary)
Tremmert: I like the polyglot site, but what's the big deal about yourdictionary.com? The English dictionary seems pretty basic (no example sentences). The German-English dictionary is even worse.
Clark: I had a look at wordreference.com and, well, it cannot possibly compete with a good monolingual dictionary. Are you learning all those languages seriously or more like as a pastime?
Templar: How exactly do you use DW World? Do you read news in German?
Tom, well, I just use it as a reference. Whenever I need to find a owrd that I cannot find in one of my paper two-way dictionaries, I look the word up at the website, and I can always find it, and then many times the word that I am looking for will have several examples of how it is used.
Anyways, I just like this website because I write to people and talk to people in several different languages, and it is nice to be able to have this website for a reference.
The pop-up adverts on Word Reference are annoying. Otherwise, the dictionaries are good.
I have an anti-pop-up thing on my computer, so I did not know that there were pop-ups. If I had known that, I would not have listed the site (I hate pop-ups!).
A question to Lusophones/Portuguese-speakers:
What is the reason for the different "o" (the one in brackets with a different accent mark) in the following phrase:
O antó[ô]nimo de implementar
ó : European Portuguese
ô: Brazilian Portuguese
For example the name Antó[ô]nio.