Glossarissimo! (formerly known as Traduttore Cerca Aiuto) is a collection of monolingual & multilingual resources and terminology intended largely for translators and interpreters and updated regularly.
In addition to a large number of glossaries, the Glossarissimo! blog collects online resources (videos and articles, for example), websites, and other translation- and interpreting-related materials that provide in-depth information about specific subjects and which language professionals will find useful.
These materials come from the following sources:
- Links published on Facebook groups & pages dedicated to translation and interpreting;
- Links to resources published on Twitter (for example Núria de Andrés, Ekaterina Chashnikova, etc.);
- Links published in the mailing lists to which Glossarissimo!’s writers subscribe (GlossPost, eureka, vertaal, LANGIT, trad-prt, Litterati, traducteurs, pt_, u-forum, atn-apts, ruslantra);
- Old links from the LangIT archives (starting with 2005) that are still operational;
- Links for translators and interpreters published on the web.
Evaluating Online Resources
All sorts of information can be found on the Internet, including misinformation, false information, and sheer fabrication. No central authority reviews and verifies the content of web pages on the Internet. You as an individual are wholly responsible for evaluating the quality and validity of the information presented on this blog. For more information read the Verification Handobbok, a definitive guide (available in serveral languages) to verifying digital content for emergency coverage.
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The syntax of each post has been structured in such a way as to make searching as easy as possible: the subject usually appears in the title and/or in the description, all tags appear between parentheses so they are easy to distinguish from the rest of the description, and the title and/or description are often in multiple languages. Each resource is headed by one or more tags, depending upon resource type and language(s). We tag languages using the two-letter ISO 639-1 code. Resources in more than five languages are identified with the (MULTI) tag; those that can be downloaded are marked with the (PDF), (DOC), or (XLS) tags; and tools are tagged (TOOL), (APP), (CAT), (BLOG), and (VIDEO). A very small percentage of the resources listed are fee-based; these are identified with the (€) tag. All tags appear between parentheses so that they are easy to distinguish from the rest of the description. For best results, always place tags between parentheses! For example, if you need an English-German architecture glossary, search using the tags (de) architecture and/or (en) architektur. On the other hand, if you’re looking for downloadable PDF resources in German, search using (de) (pdf).
Thanks to the descriptions that exist for almost all resources and which make them easier to track down, you may also choose to search for synonyms and/or related terms as well as for other possible variations of a search word (for example, singular/plural, or masculine and feminine forms).
For more detailed examples with screenshots, download the Quick Guide – How to find resources on the Glossarissimo! blog (PDF format).
Backups of Downloadable Resources
If you cannot locate one of the downloadable resources (PDF, DOC, XLS, or other formats) listed on the Glossarissimo! blog (because the resource is no longer available at its original site, for example), visit the Glossarissimo! archives on Dropbox, OneDrive, GoogleDrive I or GoogleDrive II, where we usually store a backup copy of the document that we downloaded when we first linked to the resource.
Submit a Resource
To suggest a new resource, visit the Submit page and fill the online form.
For information or if you would like to contact us for any reason, write to:
glossarissimo [at] gmail [dot] com.
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