Friday, April 30, 2010

Idiomizer: a wiki for idiom translation

I recently received an announcement about Idiomizer, a new wiki site that collects idioms in many languages and their translations into other languages.

According to the announcement,
IDIOMIZER is a translation
reference for idiomatic exchange across languages, absolutely vital
because different cultures use different phrases to impart the same
meaning. One of its many powerful features is the ability to view
multiple languages simultaneously.
IDIOMIZER seeks the input of translators, linguists
and language lovers worldwide in making the site a useful and enjoyable
tool and we encourage you to register and add to our idioms.
Registration is required, but free. Once you have registered, you can search through the idioms, add new idioms, add translations and definitions, and generally contribute to the site.

Perhaps this is not “absolutely vital”, but it should prove a useful addition to many a translator's toolbox.


  1. thank you for the interesting post - the link isn't correct though, you used "" -)

  2. is the right link

  3. Thank you to both of you. I've corrected the link, now.

  4. Very cool, thanks for the link!

  5. Thank you very much for the link! Very Cool!!!

  6. Here's another wiki-based tool for managing terms - ck out You can also register to win a new iPad at this site.


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