References and tools
The Visual Thesaurus creates an innovative “map” to visualize relationships among words of similar meanings.
Expressio “dissects” French expressions, explains their meaning and origins – often irreverently! – and includes equivalencies in English, German, Spanish, Russian, and countless other languages from contributors.
Writing and translating tools should be used with discernment.
Loyal users swear by various translating tools according to specialties and needs. Compose your own palette.
Word Reference gets straight to the point.
The same is true for dictionaries and spell checkers: British or American? French or Canadian? Beware of “fake friends”.
For important matters always consult an expert.