Language learners understandably rely on translators and bi-lingual dictionaries to help them with vocabulary. It seems logical and it feels easy.
Really it’s slowing down your ability to understand the language you want to learn.
You probably don’t believe me (of course you don’t, which is why you have your trusty translator in the first place). So think of the English verb ”get”.
It has a lot of uses. How many? Click here to find out. Your translator or bi-lingual dictionary can give you a translation, but without knowing the context, chances of finding the correct translation aren’t very good.
You need a real, English dictionary. I reccomend Merriam-Webster’s, the leading dictionary for American English. You can go to it using the headline link, or check out their dictionary for learners.
Real dictionaries give you lots of great information that will help you understand a word and build your vocabulary. Not only do you get the definition, but also pronunciation, part of speech, spelling, and a list of synonyms and antonyms (sometimes found in a thesaurus).