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May 07, 2007

Online Spanish Spell Checkers

In this post I will list three online Spanish spell checkers.


Among these three Spanish spell checkers, I like the first one (http://orangoo.com/spell/) the most, for the following reasons: 1. The spelling dictionary is relatively large and it has the ability to recognize sticking Spanish words (such as: "permítame" = "permíta me"); 2. You can scroll up and down to see your overall spell checking progress; 3. It is working fine under both Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

The second spell checker (http://www.lenguaje.com/english/tools/spellchecker.php) is also good. the spelling dictionary is also large and the checker works under Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer. However, you won't be able to scroll up and down to see your overall spell checking progress once it enters the spell checking mode.

The last spell check (http://www.thesolutioncafe.com/public-spell-checker.html) is not working properly under Firefox. The spell dictionary is also small. For example, it can not recognize "permítame" and other similar sticking Spanish words.

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May 01, 2007

Review: 750 Spanish Verbs and Their Uses


First of all, if you are looking for a reference book that can give you the various verb conjugations, this book is NOT for you. Verb conjugation is not the focus of the book.

Secondly, if you are a beginner, this book might not be good for you. It is not a beginner's book.

So what kind of book is this?

This book is an intermediate to advanced Spanish reference on verb usages by examples. The verbs are listed alphabetically, so you won't have difficulty to locate a verb you want. Each verb entry is led by the verb or verb phrase, with English explanations, followed by 1 to 10 example sentences. Each example Spanish sentence is followed by its English translation - this feature is very convenient from my point of view.

The Spanish examples are in general very good. The verb usages are usually shown by using common Spanish words - that is, it is not common to see very difficult Spanish words. Each example sentence is relatively short, just enough to demonstrate the usage of the verb in the context.

In general, this is a good reference book for intermediate to early advanced Spanish learners.

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