With so many useful phrases out there, it can be hard to keep track of them all, let alone recall them when needed. Google Translate, now lets you find the right thing to say, with the right translation at the right time with the new feature launched today called “Phrasebook“.
“”Phrasebook for Google Translate” jumpstarts this slow learning process by allowing you to save the most useful phrases to you, for easy reference later on, exactly when you need them. By revisiting the useful phrases in your Phrasebook from time to time, you can turn any brief translation into lasting knowledge,” explains Google.
In short, it is the fancy name for bookmarking translations and saving them to a list. The list of translations is searchable and can be grouped by language pair.
To display the “phrasebook”, right click the “show phrasebook” icon above the upper-right corner of the box containing the translation on Google Translate web page.
And, clicking on the “star” under the translated text saves the translation in your Phrasebook. The feature requires to sign in to Google Account so that Google can save the phrasebook.
“Click any phrase in your Phrasebook to load it back in the translation area. Using the Phrasebook controls, you can filter your phrases by language pair or search for a specific phrase,” Google explained.
Additionally, you can also easily listen to each phrase by hovering over the entry and selecting the text-to-speech icons.
In addition to phrasebook, Google now shows a new message at the bottom of Tranlate page: “Would you mind answering some questions to help improve translation quality?” It’s not a boring survey, it’s actually a great way to test your foreign language skills by picking the best translation.
The URL parameters are only for English to French translations, but you can replace “fr” with “es”, “de”, “it” or other language code.
Here’s the link, just in case you can’t find it.
Here are some picture of “phrasebook”: