English Russian dictionary for Kindle 3

Информация на русском и на английском | Information both in Russian and in English

The same information for Kindle 4.


English

I've bought the latest generation of Amazon Kindle. Kindle is a mobile e-book reader utilizing the e-ink technology in order to display text. In addition to book reading it can be used to browse the web, however I'm not interested in this functionality and haven't tested it yet.

One of the nicer features of Kindle is the ability to translate unfamiliar words in the text being read. Unfortunately, by default it comes with English-English dictionary, which is not very convenient for a non-English speaker. Fortunately, it is easy to reconfigure it to use a different one. For instance, you can download English-Russian dictionary for Kindle. It supports different word forms (read-reading; nice-nicer; ring-rang-rung) and provides useful transcription for proper pronunciation.

In order to deploy, download it first, unpack and copy the En_Ru_NBARS_Dictionary_1_0.mobi file to Kindle into the "documents" folder. Then:

  1. If you are not already on the Home screen, press the Home button.
  2. Press the Menu button.
  3. Move the 5-way to underline "Settings" and press to select.
  4. Press the Menu button.
  5. Move the 5-way to underline "Change Primary Dictionary" and press to select.
  6. Move the 5-way to underline the dictionary you want to use, "NBARS (En-Ru)" in our case, and press to select.

Enjoy your new English-Russian dictionary.

The same information in Russian follows below.


Информация на английском языке доступна выше.

Русский

Какое-то время назад я приобрёл последнюю версию электронной читалки Киндл 3. Киндл использует инновационную технологию "электронных чернил" для отображения текста. Кроме чтения книг его можно использовать для исследования Интернета, но эта функциональность меня не интересует.

Киндл поддерживает перевод незнакомых слов в тексте. К сожалению, по умолчанию в нём установлен англо-английский толковый словарь, что не очень удобно для многих. К счастью, совсем несложно настроить устройство на использование другого, более удобного англо-русского словаря. Например, можно скачать English-Russian dictionary for Kindle. Он поддерживает разные словоформы английского языка и содержит транскрипцию.

Для установки словарь следует сперва скачать, распаковать и скопировать файл En_Ru_NBARS_Dictionary_1_0.mobi в директорию "documents" на устройстве. После этого выполните следующие действия на Киндле:

  1. Нажмите кнопку "Home".
  2. Нажмите кнопку Menu.
  3. Выберите пункт "Settings" и зайдите в него.
  4. Нажмите кнопку Menu.
  5. Выберите пункт "Change Primary Dictionary" и зайдите в него.
  6. Выберите тот словарь, который вы хотите использовать, в нашем случае "NBARS (En-Ru)".

Наслаждайтесь новым англо-русским словарём!

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do you know if there is a

do you know if there is a russian to english dictionary that can be used to check unfamiliar russian words on the reading page rather than having to look up a word in an ebook dictionary?

I would like to offer you our

I would like to offer you our thanks and gratitude for this very useful information. When I bought a Kindle recently it was immediately hijacked by my Ukrainian wife. She loves it and yesterday said it would be so fantastic if she could look up Russian words from within English books, as this would really help to improve her English.

First I thought it would be impossible, and then I thought it would be technically difficult.

But thanks to Google and your article, it took me less than 30 minutes.

My wife is very very happy and impressed and I look pretty cool too!

Isn't technology fantastic sometimes!!

Thanks and greetings from Ron and Lyudmyla, Manchester, England.

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