does Babylonleave all other dictionaries far,
of the art, Hebrew-English / English-Hebrew
with 6,200,000 (yes, over six million) words and 300,000 Expressions
and idioms! This edition is updated with better performance, faster searches and improved memory!
With its 6,200,000 words
and 300,000 expressions and idioms, Babylon leaves any other
existing dictionary far behind.
This is the only dictionary that includes
all* the Hebrew verbs -- each with all its
possible conjugations! This means that every word and every verb,
(in any form and in any tense), is already in Babylon.
Babylon allows searching for expressions
that include multiple words.
Babylon also allows you to toggle between
words in any sentence and instantly translate each word while
still keeping your current search active.
You can bookmark desired words and their
translations for later focused study.
It has a high resolution green display
with a pleasant dark blue text color, especially designed to
reduce eye fatigue.
Babylon you can search for sentences, not just individual words*!
*sentences that are
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|Let's be candid and
straightforward: the major complaint of all users
of any Heb/Eng electronic dictionary is their frustration caused by wasting many hours
searching and searching but not finding the words in their dictionary. If you have
experienced this with your dictionary, please read on. Why can't you find
words? In most cases
because you don't know Hebrew well enough. But this is exactly the point (and
the catch). You use
your dictionary because you don't know Hebrew well enough! What exactly is the
problem? Although your frustration is valid,
your dictionary is very likely to have the word that you can't find, but it
is not "smart enough" to understand what you want.
not find it since the word is very likely to be a verb in a conjugated
does not understand.
Why are most of
the existing dictionaries not "smart enough"? Because manmade instruments are only as "smart"
as their designers, and the designers of most of the Hebrew dictionaries don't think
of you, the English speaking person. Rather, all the dictionaries
are made to serve
who want to learn English. Why is that a problem
if these dictionaries still have both Heb/Eng Eng/Heb search functions? Since the designers assume that
you know Hebrew, their emphasis is on input of Hebrew words into the dictionary.
This is your weak area. You don't know how to input the words
into your dictionary.
What's wrong in the
way you input words into the dictionary? Since you don't know
Hebrew well enough, you input your words exactly as you see
are trying to read
some Hebrew text, you come across a verb that you don't know,
you type the verb exactly as you see it in your text -- your dictionary does not find
|What does "conjugated
form" mean, and why is that a major problem? To understand why
this is a major stumbling point let's consider, for example,
one simple English verb. We use for this example
the verb "study." In any English/English
dictionary, "study" has four possible conjugated forms:
"study" "studies" studying" and "studied." In Hebrew, for contrast,
is has 28! and this is the case with many thousands of other
verbs. Click here to
see an example of the verb "study" demonstrated in
Hebrew and English! If you come across any conjugated Hebrew
verbs in The Bible or in a book, a letter or anywhere else, just
type the Hebrew verb as is (as you see it) and Babylon will find
the root meaning of it in English. This is where
most electronic dictionaries fail!
|| The search for conjugated verbs works from Hebrew to English
but not the opposite way because the Hebrew conjugated verbs
are each one word. For instance "They (Masculine) will study"
equals in Hebrew one word: "Yilmedu."
In English these are 3 words and there is no such search
available. Babylon is a great dictionary but it isn't a private
|They, simply, don't
have all these conjugations. Rather, they include only one form
(or two forms in the "better" dictionaries) This form is called "infinitive."
In this case, the infinitive is "to study." (in Hebrew:
"lil-mod.") Why don't most of the
dictionaries have all these forms? Simply because they don't have the needed memory
to include so
many words. To include all possible conjugations of every verb
in Hebrew, the dictionary needs room for millions of words. Yet, most of
the dictionaries include only 300,000 to 400,000 words. This
is why so many times you can't find words in your dictionary. The designers of these
dictionaries expect you to convert any conjugated verb to its
infinitive form. The
problem is that
in order to do so you need to know Hebrew quite well. The
reality is that many people, perhaps you too, don't know Hebrew grammar
well enough to convert every verb they come across to the infinitive
*Although very unlikely, it
is still possible that an occasional rare verb will not be found.
||This is where
Babylon leaves ALL other dictionaries far, far behind! With its
huge 6,200,000 word base and 300,000 expressions, Babylon will find for you
every* word and every verb
in every possible conjugation!
DOES IT WORK?
Besides finding every word and every conjugated verb, Babylon "thinks"
ahead. As soon as you type the first letter Babylon starts searching
and narrows its search as you type more letters. You almost never need to type the entire word you are looking for -- Babylon already
knows what you are looking for and displays your word and related
expressions with this word (see picture below). All you need
to do is to select it and press ENTER for instant translation. Further, Babylon takes
full advantage of it huge 16MB memory (all other dictionaries
range between half a MB to 1.5 MB) and gives you, alongside definitions, more wordy
your word before you finish typing it!
a 6 line screen with crisp clear large type.
It fits perfectly
in your hand!
and only electronic Hebrew dictionary that is designed to fit
comfortably in the palm of your hand. It is so pleasant to hold
and use that you won't want to put it down!
|| Key layout is identical to your computer's keyboard.
This smart design saves you
hassle searching for the desired keys. It also dramatically eliminates
eye fatigue. Expandable - add other dictionaries
More dictionaries are currently
planned for use in this model, such as other languages
and special interest Hebrew dictionaries. Slim, high quality batteries
Babylon uses two CR2032 batteries
(same kind that are used with high precision fine electronic
instruments such as digital cameras). Huge 16 MB memory!
10 to 20 times greater capacity
than the average Hebrew/English dictionary. Babylon also
includes a Calculator, phone directory, Metric converter, Currency
converter, and a City, Date and Time section. Babylon comes
with a clear plastic cover to
protect the screen and the keyboard.
Babylon you can search for sentences, not just individual words!
*sentences that are