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Does anyone know of dictionary online for locals and refugees?
Or any specialised dictionaries?
Or good online translation links?
asked Nov 13, 2015 in How can I help? by Fran (210 points)
See this list:
You can use any dictionary online. Alternatively you can buy a dictionary in the bookshop. Very useful:
Download the LoveEurope Refugee app ( It includes the Refugee phrasebook with the 200-300 most needed sentences in the most used languages in Europe and the mother tongues of refugees. You can combine any two language so it is very useful and you can start talking with almost anybody.

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A translation service for many languages is
Interesting in my point fo view: their Text-to-Speech service.

Regards, Jan

answered Jan 6, 2016 by Jan (59,810 points)
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The German-Arab Friendship Association (DAFG) offers a free online picture dictionary with words in German and Arabic as well as the transcription of the words:
More information on the project:
answered Feb 29, 2016 by DAFG e.V. (400 points)
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Search in Google about ( arabdict )
answered Nov 15, 2015 by shaobe (490 points)
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this is a pretty good arabic-german translator
answered Jan 5, 2016 by jinyus (4,530 points)
Nice help for Arabic people
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For English, use this one, very reliable:
answered Mar 23, 2016 by Yabchen (330 points)
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I'm not sure this is quite what you're looking for, but this spreadsheet has some useful basic phrases for communicating with refugees in various languages:
And this is a really great tool to help patients and doctors who don't share a common language communicate with each other:
answered Nov 15, 2015 by Wera (360 points)
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it is not a dictionary but  helpful courses - especially for helpers:
answered Nov 16, 2015 by fonsi (460 points)
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This mobile app could be helpful for you!! There is dictionary also...
answered Dec 21, 2015 by MoniLink (5,030 points)
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one more:

Regards, Jan
answered Jun 1, 2016 by Jan (59,810 points)
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I found this special Arabic-German dictionary online:

It focusses on very common words/phrases that you need to know when you get in contact with German or Arabic speakers for the first time.
The other two chapters work in the same way, but they are about getting in contact with authorities and doctors.

Especially the first chapter should be useful for locals and refugees that want to get to know each other without having had any contact before.

Unfortunately it is only an extract of a longer book (that you have to buy), but it is a nice way to start.

Best regards,
answered Oct 10, 2016 by Thor (39,850 points)
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