ImTranslator Dictionary translates single words and displays alternative translations along the part of speech.
In addition to the translation variants, each dictionary entry displays a set of reverse translations into the original language, if available.
The translations are provided by the Google Translate dictionary.
To see dictionary translations, highlight a word and:
- click ImTranslator: Translation, Dictionary, TTS button on the Chrome toolbar
- select "ImTranslator: Translate selection" from the context menu
- use the shortcut keys Ctrl+Alt+Z (default).
You may change the shortcut to run ImTranslator application using Options.
You can also switch to the dictionary from the Translator mode by clicking on the Dictionary tab. The text from the Translator will be transferred to the Dictionary and shortened to 75 characters. Then, you can type in a word to explore through the dictionary.
How to enable Dictionary
By default the Dictionary is enabled. If you disabled the dictionary for any reason and want to turn it on back, go to the ImTranslator Options and mark the "Enable Dictionary" checkmark box.
The Dictionary covers over 90 language combinations with the English language and some other language pairs.
If you select more than one word to translate, you will get a regular translation. Other translation providers don't display dictionary's translations, but a regular translation without translation variants.
Dictionary mode vs. Translator mode
If you switch to the Translator mode (click the tab Translator), the searched word will be redirected to the Translator. ImTranslator remembers the translation provider you used before Dictionary. The Translator displays the regular translation of a searched word.