Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary
Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary 2 is a software educational tool whose purpose is to help users translate words from English into Spanish or vice versa.
The program does not impress in the visual department as it displays a plain GUI with only a few options to play with. The search tool is bilingual, which means it automatically recognizes if you type a word into English or Spanish and provides the corresponding translation.
In addition, you may easily jump to the next or previous list with results and go to the next or previous viewed translation.
For each translated word, Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary 2 gives you the possibility to view the main entry in the dictionary, pronunciation, function, and usage. There’s no support for a text-to-speech tool that could help you hear how the words are pronounced.
Furthermore, you are allowed to double-click on any word in order to jump to its translation, print the information revealed in the main window, and switch between a basic and advanced search mode.
The advanced search module helps you define in detail the search parameters, such as usage notes (e.g. after a preposition, as a direct object, expressing surprise) and functional labels (e.g. adjective and noun, article, auxiliary verb, impersonal verb, adverb).
Other handy features
Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary 2 helps you clear the translation panel with a single click and make use of a smart spelling tool that allows you to input various words, be they correctly written or not, and automatically generate possible words.
You can copy words to the clipboard, check out a history with your previously translated words, create bookmarks, and access online dictionaries via your default web browser.
A handy educational tool for English and Spanish learners
All in all, Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary 2 integrates a basic suite of features for helping you translate words, and can be mastered by rookies and professionals alike.