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This is a collection of useful links related to various languages. If you have any links to add, please post them in the topic so that they can be edited into the official lists. If you notice any broken links, please let myself or another moderator know so that we can remove them.

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Also check out these links, which are relevant to all languages:
The original sticky was compiled by winters. Credit is due to immaculate, who has helped me to format the new sticky and who has also added several languages to the list.

Post edited at 1:03 am on Sep. 21, 2009 by CrimSin

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ARABIC

Pronunciation

  • Writing and pronouncing Arabic names
  • Pronunciation
  • Arabic alphabet with audio

    Alphabet

  • About the Arabic alphabet

    Writing

  • Arabic calligraphy
  • Arabic keyboard  

    Other/General resources

  • Transliteration of some names into Arabic [French site]

    Grammar

  • Wikipedia article about Arabic grammar
  • Guide to Arabic grammar
  • Arabic grammatical terminology
  • Grammar tutorials

    Learning Arabic

  • Learn to read Arabic
  • Basic vocabulary, grammar and culture
  • Apprendre l'arabe (in French)


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    BELARUSSIAN

    Vocabulary

  • Basic phrases (Belarussian, Russian, Bulgarian and English)

    Writing

  • Alphabet

    Dictionaries and translators

  • Belarussian translit -> Cyrillic alphabet.

    Grammar

  • Fundamentals of modern Belarussian

    Press

  • Svaboda
  • Belarussian news
  • Belarussain radio

    Other/General resources

  • Virtual guide to Belarus
  • Omniglot page on Belarussian
  • Wikipedia article on Belarussian
  • A collection of links
  • Useful phrases


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    CHINESE/MANDARIN  

    Dictionaries/Translators  

  • Chinese (Traditional or Simple) <-> English  
  • Chinese (Traditional or Simple) <-> English Translator  

    Pronunciation  

  • Pronunciation  
  • Pronunciation  
  • Pronunciation  

    Learning  

  • Common phrases with audio
     
    Grammar  
  • Introduction to Chinese grammar  
  • Essential grammar  

    Culture/History  

  • History of China  
  • History of the Chinese language  
  • Culture of China  

    Other/General resources

  • Online Chinese course

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    ENGLISH

    Learning English

  • Antimoon - how to learn English effectively  
  • English Club  

    Grammar

  • Grammar guide  
  • English grammar
  • Common errors in English
  • Grammar references and exercises  
  • Spelling
  • Spelling differences between AE and BE  
  • Dr. Grammar's FAQ

    Culture  

  • Guide to British life, culture and customs
  • British culture, customs and traditions
  • UK culture
  • British culture and Britishness

    Other/General Resources

  • UsingEnglish - ESL resource centre
  • English the easy way  



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    FRENCH  

    Dictionaries  

  • French -> English Dictionary  
  • English <-> French Dictionary  
  • English <-> French Translator Dictionary  
  • English <-> French Dictionary  
  • Free Online Translator  

    Grammar  

  • French Grammar Help  
  • French Basic Grammar  
  • French Grammar  
  • Real French Net  

    Pronunciation  

  • About.com French Pronunciation  
  • Pronouncing French  
  • Language Guide Pronunciation  
  • Radio France  

    Culture  

  • Basic French Culture  
  • French Embassy Cultural Site  
  • Wiki Culture Of France  
  • French Customs, Culture, Etiquette and Business Protocol  
  • French Culture  
  • Wikipedia article on France  

    News & current affairs  

  • Le Parisien  
  • French News; French Life  
  • Le Monde  

    Forums  

  • Forum des ados  
  • French chat  
  • France jeunes  

    Other/General resources  

  • Omniglot page on French  
  • BBC languages - French  
  • French assistant  
  • French language course  
  • Grammar and other resources  
  • Online course including lots of vocabulary  
  • Learn and practise French  
  • French flashcards
  • One thing in French a day

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    GAELIC

    Learning

  • Learn Gaelic
  • Basic Gaelic
  • Online course

    Other/General resources

  • Save Gaelic

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    GERMAN  

    Dictionaries  

  • English <-> German  
  • English/French/Spanish/Italian/Chinese <-> German  
  • German <-> many languages  
  • German dictionaries and grammar  
  • English/Spanish/Portuguese <> German  

    Grammar  

  • About.com guide to German grammar  
  • Verb conjugator  
  • Basic grammar, with examples  
  • Detailed German grammar  
  • Basic German grammar with examples  

    Pronunciation  

  • Pronunciation guide with audio  
  • About.com audio resources  
  • Another pronunciation guide with audio examples  

    Monolingual encyclopaedic references and lexicons  

  • Brockhaus  
  • Wissen  
  • Xipolis  
  • Philosophie  
  • Gesundheit  
  • Wasser  

    Culture  

  • About.com German-speaking countries culture resources  
  • Goethe institute  

    Press  

  • Financial Times Deutschland  
  • Welt  
  • Zeit  
  • Faz  
  • Sued Deutsche  
  • Spiegel  
  • Stern  
  • Wiwo  
  • MSN  

    Other/General resources  

  • About.com German  
  • Online course for beginners (with audio)  
  • German flashcards  
  • Omniglot page on German  
  • Useful phrases  
  • Online German course  
  • Learn German online  
  • Learn German guide  
  • Why learn German?
  • Slow German

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    ITALIAN

    Pronunciation

  • Survival phrases
  • Pronunciation
  • Pronunciation basics

    Grammar

  • Grammar
  • Basic Grammar Rules
  • Italian Grammar
  • Wikipedia article on Italian grammar
  • Basic Italian Grammar

    Culture/History

  • Culture, customs and etiquette
  • Wikipedia article on culture of Italy
  • Brief Italian history

    Other/General resources

  • Italian flashcards

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    JAPANESE

    Dictionaries/Translators

  • Japanese <-> English
  • Japanese dictionary of Kanji Words
  • Japanese dictionary of Kanji characters
  • Japanese dictionary of Katakana words

    Pronunciation.

  • Japanese Hiragana alphabet and pronunciation consonants
  • Basic Japanese pronunciation

    Grammar

  • A guide to Japanese grammar
  • Notes on Japanese grammar
  • Visualizing Japanese grammar

    Culture/History

  • Culture of Japan
  • History of Japan

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    ANCIENT GREEK/MODERN GREEK

    Dictionaries/translators

  • Greek <-> English translator
  • Greek <-> English dictionary
  • Greek <-> English translator

    Culture/history

  • General history
  • Culture
  • Culture again
  • Wikipedia history of Greece

    Biblical Greek/New Testament Greek

  • Grammar
  • Grammar and explanations
  • Elementary Greek
  • NT Greek.net

    Ancient Greek

  • Vocabulary and grammar
  • Pronunciation
  • Pronunciation and vocabulary with audio
  • Phrases
  • Learning tools

    Modern Greek

  • Learning Greek
  • Greek lessons
  • Basic Greek grammar
  • Greek basic course with audio
  • Vocabulary and grammar
  • Greek alphabet with audio
  • Pronunciation
  • Writing Greek letters
  • Modern Green resources
  • Learn Modern Green
  • Introduction to modern Greek
  • Wikipedia article on the Greek language

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    MACEDONIAN AND BULGARIAN

    Bulgarian

    Dictionaries

  • English <-> Bulgarian

    Writing

  • Guide to alphabet and pronunciation

    Pronunciation

  • Guide to alphabet and pronunciation  

    Macedonian

    Dictionaries

  •  English/German/French/Italian/Albanian/Greek <-> Macedonian
  • Downloadable Macedonian <-> English dictionary and font (freeware, Windows 9x/Me/NT/2K/XP)

    Writing

  • Alphabet
  • Alphabet 2

    Pronunciation

  •  Reading and pronouncing - interactive tutorial

    History and culture

  • History of Macedonia
  • Current cultural life in Macedonia
  •  Macedonian culture

    Media

  •  BBC news
  • Macedonian news and radio

    Other/General resources

  • Introduction to Macedonian
  • Romanisation of Macedonian
  • Online exercises
  • Information about the Republic of Macedonia
  • More information about the Republic of Macedonia
  • Wikipedia page about Macedonian


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    POLISH


    Dictionaries and translators

  • Polish <-> English with Polish diatrical marks
  • English/Georgian/French/Italian/Russian/Spanish <-> Polish, Polish -> Hebrew. Diacritical marks available for all languages involved.
  • Polish monolingual dictionary
  • Polish monolingual dictionary of orthography
  • Polish monolingual dictionary of foreign words
  • Polish <-> English/German/French/Spanish/Italian
  • German/English <-> Polish (many entries accessible to paying users only)
  • English -> Polish
  • Polish monolingual thesaurus
  • English/Russian/German <-> Polish translator
  • Polish <-> English translator

    Specialised dictionaries

  • Dictionary of Polish slang
  • English -> Polish IT dictionary

    Vocabulary

  • Common words

    Grammar

  • Grammar guide (warning: this is a pdf with almost 500 pages and takes a while to load)
  • Grammar guide

    Pronunciation

  • Guide to pronunciation (warning: this is a pdf with 9 pages and may take a while to load over a slow connection)

    Polish online courses

  • In French
  • In English

    Other/General resources

  • Heritage resource centre
  • Wirtualna Francja - French/Polish union (in French)
  • Etymology of common Polish names
  • Common Polish first names

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