Use more Wordreference translations for single word requests

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Google Translate is not the best translator for single-word requests. Often, users want a full list of definition, grammar details and useful links to further understand if the translation is relevant.
WordReference many offers language-to-language combinations. It is used for the moment with en-fr and fr-en translations on DuckDuckGo (try the search "translation !enfr" for example).
However, this should be extended to more combinations (about 34 are available, see, and in order not to disrupt translations of whole sentences by Google Translate, DuckDuckGo should discriminate between single-word and multiple-word searches.
• posted 5 years and 2 months ago Not an Instant Answer idea

Is this for an instant answer or a !bang? New !bangs can be submitted here:

If it's an instant answer idea, it sounds like the one for a translation function but wordreference's translation seems to not handle of text so might not work well as a source for the IA.

....I think you meant the !bang tho :)
posted by zac Staff5 years and 2 months ago Link
Ooops yeah you are right, I definitely meant it to be a bang... :s
Not sure why I did not realise this was different.
posted by chtfn 5 years and 2 months ago Link
Thanks for the follow up! I'll update this idea.
posted by zac Staff5 years and 2 months ago Link