5 Jan 2011 Elleo   » (Journeyer)

Free (as in GPL2) translation dictionaries for the Kindle

I’ve had a Kindle for a little while and really like it, but one of the areas it seems to be somewhat lacking in is the availability of translation dictionaries, as such I knocked up a quick script to convert TinyLex dictionaries from the Apertium project into indexed Kindle dictionaries. The most useful of these is probably the German – English dictionaries as these are very complete (over 160,000 entries).

One thing that I find quite useful is setting the German -> English dictionary as my primary dictionary (instructions below) then opening the English -> German dictionary and searching for words (or vice versa), this way you can get an instant re-translation of any words suggested to you.


  1. Download whichever dictionary you’re interested in from the list below.
  2. Transfer the file across to your Kindle as normal.
  3. Press the menu key on your Kindle.
  4. Select Settings.
  5. Press the menu key again.
  6. Select Change Primary Dictionary.
  7. Select your new dictionary from the list.


English -> Afrikaans 5165 entries
Afrikaans -> English 5195 entries


English -> Esperanto 12344 entries
Esperanto -> English 21316 entries


English -> French 6315 entries
French -> English 6304 entries

German (includes phrases)

English -> German 162004 entries
German -> English 166733 entries


English -> Polish 8107 entries
Polish -> English 9373 entries


English -> Portuguese 4759 entries
Portuguese -> English 4609 entries


English -> Spanish 8488 entries
Spanish -> English 8769 entries


English -> Welsh 6674 entries
Welsh -> English 8632 entries

Syndicated 2011-01-05 15:52:04 from Michael Sheldon's Stuff

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