Click on the number for contents on original (large) page.
Click on the word for a smaller page for translation software.
See this web site in your language.
Sehen Sie diese Web site auf Deutsch.
Vea este Web site en español.
Voir le ce site Web en français.
Veda questo Web site in italiano.
Veja este Web site no português.
Korean , Chinese
has a translation service for web pages. To read these pages in your
- Click on Google -- www.google.com
- Select Language Tools
- Scroll to Translate
Translate a web page:
- Enter after http://ogden.basic-english.org/texts/bt00.html
- Select, from English to your language
Notes : The Google translator translates about the first 2,000 words on each page.
For this reason we have divided some of the large pages into smaller, separate pages. For example, the long introduction to the learning text, The Basic Teacher,
has been divided into several smaller pages.
Once you have entered the website, it will stay in translation mode and you can go from page to page in your language. However, not all pages have been separated into smaller pages.
If you leave the translation, you can get back by repeating the above procedures.
A few key pages will be made into smaller pages, but not all -- we expect Google or other software to handle more words in the future.
Note : Translation software is not perfect and can be both misleading and amusing. For example, as this is written, the Basic 850 words are translated as 850 languages.
This provides reason for you, and the people from round the earth, to learn Basic.
Translation is best for pages of description ..
Learner -- Translation software will convert all the words on the page. Thus the self-teaching learner of Basic will need two copies of the page open. One to see the discussion in your language ; and a second to see the Basic words that you are learning.
You can open two browser pages with most browsers. However, a
"tabbed browser" such as Mozilla Firefox is specially good for this. It is free, excellent (this website uses it), and is available in 32 languages. Tabbed browsing lets you open a second page with "control-enter" and then to go between pages with a click. Netscape is going to use the Mozilla engine.
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