If you’re like me, whenever you need a quick translation, you are probably a “regular” at the alc site. But what do you set as your home page if you are also a regular at both Google and Stippy? Now that there is a Google bar at the top of Stippy.com, part of that problem has been solved and sure, Stippy does include a link to alc on it’s links page, but it is far from the perfect solution. A little known function on Google might make your life a lot easier…
Just as you can type “defiine:” before an English word to look up its meaning in an English dictionary, Google in Japan has been smart enough to tie-up with alc for E-J and J-E translations. For an English to Japanese translation, simply type “英和 ” and then the word you want to translate. Similarly, for Japanese to English, typing “和英 “before the tango will get you the English translation.