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Welcome to Interglot

As you can see, we are currently redesigning the Interglot website.

Interglot is currently under active development. So there may be times where something just doesn't work. If you see a problem that hasn't been fixed, please send us feedback.

Interglot Classic has been retired

Interglot as you knew it has been retired. It became too difficult to maintain. Security was a serious problem and the work necessary to fix it was too great.

Who is Interglot?

Interglot is an independent online translation dictionary based out of the Netherlands. It was originally developed in the '90s as a CD-ROM product. On a whim we dusted it off and made it available as a free online dictionary. To our surprise, the number of daily users grew and grew until Interglot became one of the top sites in the Netherlands.


Our mission is to be the most usable online translation dictionary.

New Features:

Improved Searching

We have greatly improved looking up words in the new version of Interglot:

  1. Alternate word forms -- You can now find the past tense of a verb or a plural noun.
  2. Accents are simplified -- It is no longer necessary to put two dots above the e or capitalize German nouns.

We feel that this makes the dictionary more usable for anyone trying to learn a language.

With our goal to make it as easy as possible to find the words you are looking for, we have taken great care to improve the search technology for Interglot. We have been adding plural and gender matching word forms. Much of this was done using an automated process, so it is possible for false matches and mistakes.


To make it easier to find the words in our dictionary, we show you a list of words as you type.

Spell Checker

We use a basic spell checker to help catch simple spelling mistakes. When we cannot find a word, we try a variety of spelling variations and present you with the results. We plan to keep improving this technology so we can provide better and better suggestions.

Word and Sentence Splitter

Even though Interglot is not designed as a sentence translator, we try to give you a useful answer. If we do not have the exact phrase you are looking for, we will divide it up into the parts that we do have. The same goes for compound words. In languages like German, Swedish, and Dutch, it is frequently possible to divide compound words into their parts to get the correct translation. Although this does not always bring the correct result, we feel that it is better than giving you nothing at all.


You can now rate translations. If you see a translation that is not correct, mark it with a 'X'. If you think a translation should be higher in the list, give it 3 stars. If enough people agree with you, it will move to the top.

Future Plans

Creating a community

We have thousands of loyal users visiting Interglot every day. Many of you are expert translators. Some of you are fluent in several languages. Some of you are students. Our goal is to bring you together so you can share your language experience, ask questions, and give feedback.

Improving the dictionary through community support

Oops, did we get the translation wrong? Make your own suggestions. You will be able to flag entries that have mistakes and review entries that others have made.


A login is not required

It is not required to login to Interglot to search for words. We plan on keeping as much of the site free from login requirements as possible. Yet, In order to allow you to get the most out of the new features we have planned, you will need to login.


We are exploring how Facebook can help improve the usability of Interglot.


Our use of cookies is primarily to bring you a better experience. Here is how cookies are used:

  1. Used by our site: to improving your browsing experience.
    Cookies allow us to remember your preferences. For example, it is through to use of cookies that it is possible to temporarily turn off advertisements. We use cookies to determine if we should show you the cookie acceptance message. We keep track of a few things, like the number of times you have visited our site, which words you voted on, and any translations contributions. Other than aggregate numbers, we do not keep search history beyond one week.

  2. Used by Google Analytics [cookie link]:
    We use Google Analytics understand how our site is being used as a whole.
    It helps us understand where people are coming from, how long they stay on the site and where they drop off. We uses this to identify any page issues and make fixes.

  3. Used by our Advertisers [DoubleClick cookies]: to serve ads that match your interests.
    We know many of you do not like ads, that is why we give you the option to disable them. But, the truth is, we need the advertisement revenue to keep this site running. Without we would have to shut-down.

  4. Used by Facebook [cookie link]:
    We like social media. It is a great way to help us connect. We use the Facebook Like Box to help build our community.

  5. Used by Disqus [cookie link] - a discussion platform:
    to provide the ability for our users to ask for help and give responses.

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    We use other third party tools and services that may also collect cookies.

As a whole, cookies are used to provide you will a better browsing experience. Since we only have direct control over our cookies and not the third-party ones, we advise you to visit the links listed above and read about their cookie policies.


The words you look up are private. We keep a history of searches and translations for a limited time (up to a week). This is to help us find any issues with the system.