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Funny French Idioms Explained in English
Do you want to speak French like a native? Mastering French idioms can help. Idioms are sayings and expressions with meaning beyond their literal translations. Your ability to understand and use idiomatic phrases may make the difference between acceptance into the inner circle of a group of French friends. We've compiled a list of the most commonly used French idioms to help you talk like you have been living in France for years. More...



TakeLessons Selects French Translator & Dictionary + for Best Apps to Learn French
TakeLessons provides live, instructor-led classes taught through their interactive virtual classroom. They are the leading online platform for langauges, performance arts and academic tutoring. If you want to learn French with a tutor, check out their French Language Department. We are thrilled that French Translator & Dictionary + by Vidalingua as been selected as one of the 12 Best Apps for Learning French.



Tutorful Selects German Translator & Dictionary + for Best Apps To Learn German
Tutorful is a leading online education platform. Think of it as Airbnb for tutoring. Totorful has over 10,000 teachers and 200,000 lessons to choose from. When Tutorful set out to choose the best resources to become fluent in German, they studied hundreds of products and deliberated at length. We are proud that German Translator & Dictionary + by Vidalingua made the cut and has been added to Tutorful's Best Apps To Learn German.



Best Schools to Learn French in Lyon, France
Are you looking for the top schools to learn French in France? If so, then you are in the right place. We have put together a list of the best schools for learning French in Lyon, France. Whether you are learning French for work, to pass an exam or to get the most out of a holiday, these schools really deliver. You will experience a quality learning experience in fantastic settings, and you you might make some good friends along the way. More...



Traditional French Dishes and Desserts
Fancy some French cuisine? French food is known for being one of the best in the world. Each of France 18 regions offers a wide variety of delicious traditional French dishes and desserts. When eating at a French restaurant, you may choose to go for a Menu Tradition or Découverte, a Formule or À la carte. Ordering French meals can turn out to be quite tricky so here are the main French dishes and desserts that you might want to understand! More...



Best Schools to Learn Spanish in the UK
Are you looking for the top schools to learn Spanish in the UK? If so, then you are in the right place. We have put together a list of the best schools for learning Spanish all over England. Whether you are learning Spanish for work, to pass an exam or to get the most out of a holiday, these schools really deliver. More...



Reto Bilingüe Selects Vidalingua for Language Resources Directory
Reto Bilingüe is one of the premier website for multilingual families to learn Spanish and English. The blog includes excellent articles about language learning and culture. The Directory contains an exhaustive list of language resources such as schools, colleges, bilingual communities and information for expatriates. We are excited to announce that Traductor y Diccionario Inglés + by Vidalingua, has been added to the section for Games & Apps.



Top 11 Travel Blogs for France
Planning to visit France? According to The Statistics Portal, Europe is the number one destination for most travelers and with 83.7 million international tourists, France leads the world in the field of tourism. Weather you are planning to discover the wonders of France with a romantic getaway to Paris, a ski holiday in the Alps, a nature vacation by the ocean or a chic stay on the Riviera, France has many must-see sites. More...



Top 12 Travel Blogs for Italy
Planning to visit Italy? According to The Statistics Portal, Europe is the number one destination for most travelers and Italy is the fifth most visited country in the world with about 50 million tourists a year. But it ranks as the number one dream country for tourism. Weather you are planning a romantic getaway to Rome or a cultural trip to discover art in Florence, Italy has many must see sites. More...



AI Messaging Bot for Customer Support
We are looking to partner with a coder to develop a customer support response engine, based on statistical analysis and Artificial Intelligence. The person chosen for the project will work with a historical database of questions sent to us by users and responses provided by our support team. The objective is to propose the best possible answer based on previous responses and calculate a coefficient of confidence for each response. More...



iOS Dictionary Text-To-Speech Issue
The online text-to-speech option in VidaLingua dictionaries is not currently working. This article provides workarounds, more details about the issue and what we are doing to resolve it. More...



GrowPro and VidaLingua partner to help students go to Australia
VidaLingua annouces partnership with GrowPro to provide programs and great apps for students going to Australia to study, further their professional development and have heaps of fun along the way! More...



VidaLingua Announces support for Khuzdûl in PhraseMates
Marc Bolh, founder of VidaLingua, has announced support for Khuzdûl in the next release of PhraseMates, a community driven language app for mobile. The announcement comes after his abduction and harrowing escape from Rakiura Island. More...



Wife Organizes Daring Sea Escape for VidaLingua Founder
Mrs. Mathews organized a harrowing sailboat escape from Rakiura Island, New Zealand. The crew braved rough seas before making landfall in Dunedin on the morning of April 2nd, 2015. No one was injured. More...



VidaLingua Founder Held Captive in New Zealand
A Vermont man has been taken captive by a group calling itself “Khuzdûl Truth” on the Island of Rakiura, New Zealand. Marc Bolh, a native of South Burlington, was abducted on March 30, 2015 while vacation with his family in Milford Sound. More...



Lesson Plan using Language Dictionary
Dictionaries are important reference tools for learning languages. This article provides ideas for language teachers who want to develop lesson plans using multi-lingual dictionaries. It explains how VidaLingua language apps can be used to help students learn languages faster. More...



101 Favorite Apps for Mobile Education
Spanish English Dictionary + by VidaLingua has been selected as one of the 101 Favorite Apps for Mobile Learning by Best Universities Online. Spanish English Dictionary + was one of seven language app chosen and the the only dictionary on the list. More...



iPads in the classroom at the Lycée Français de New York
"Teaching students in a multilingual school presents unique challenges such as developing vocabulary in both languages and perfecting verb conjugations. The LFNY learning environment requires that students write, speak and conceptualize in two languages at all times." More...



Educational Resources selects Spanish English Dictionary +
Spanish English Dictionary + for Android has been selected by Sunburst Digital and Educational Resources for a groundbreaking initiative to equip classrooms with Android tablets and digital curriculum for learning Spanish. More...



Translating your way through Latin America
"I offered a proofreading service to the hostel to correct mistakes in their brochure for a one night stay. It worked, and we spent the night there before catching the bus back to Buenos Aires." More...



Hospitalized Overseas
While climbing a mountain next to the Mediterranean Sea, Ryan slipped on some loose gravel-sized rocks and broke his leg. "I used Spanish English Dictionary + to create phrases that would allow nurses and doctors to assist me before and after surgery." More...



Consulting in Germany
"I live and work part time in Germany and speak the language well, but still need a dictionary at times, when interviewing German companies for a new book, for example, making presentations or simply texting clients." More...