The Lost in Translation, Found in a Dictionary Contest – It’s a Win-Win

[] Freiburg, Germany – Paragon Software Group (PSG), developer of Slovoed talking dictionary apps – the trusted line of dictionaries and reference applications for mobile devices, tablets, and PCs – is happy to announce the launch of their “Lost in Translation, Found in a Dictionary” contest. All it takes for travelers to enter the contest is to share a funny experience during a trip abroad where cross-cultural communication went horribly wrong. The “Lost in Translation, Found in a Dictionary” contest is open to all travelers who would like to share the hilarious and confusing situations that arose during their travels abroad due to a cross-cultural communication gap.

Slovoed talking dictionary apps aim to be the best way to avoid any confusing situations while traveling abroad, offering more than 180 dictionaries for over 35 world’s languages, available for in-app purchase. Users can preview a full wordlist and 100 sample translations of each dictionary before buying. The app allows users to quickly and easily navigate through and try out dictionaries for a number of languages, including Arabic, Vietnamese, Czech, Swedish, Turkish, Uzbek, Latin, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian, and more. Users will also experience great advanced search, learning and translation features.

“Entrants simply share with other travelers their trip abroad, and any humorous situations that occurred when they tried to communicate with the locals. Such as ordering what they thought would be a delicious dish, but it turned out to be a stomach-turning disaster,” says Paragon Software Group PR Director Katia Shabanova. “Or, how about the time they asked a local for directions to one location, but wound up at a completely different place? Tell us what happened next. Did everything turn out all right in the end?” Anyone who shares their tale of travel miscommunication with PSG will win a license for any of their Slovoed talking dictionary apps (available for 35 languages for Android, iOS, OS X, Windows PC).

The full text features in Slovoed talking dictionary apps allows users to look up words more efficiently throughout the whole dictionary, with content including headwords, idioms and usage examples. Wildcard search allows users who are unsure of the exact word spelling to use “?” and “*” symbols to replace the missing letters. The handy Morphology module allows anyone to translate words in any grammatical form (for German, English, French, Spanish and Russian dictionaries).

* Copy words or phrases from other apps to instantly look them up in the dictionary
* List of similar words in case of misspelling
* Search for anagrams, e.g. tab/bat
* Hyperlinks between articles and directions
* No Internet connection required, simply download the dictionary once
* Favorite articles to quickly access and revise frequently searched words

Slovoed talking dictionary apps offer audio pronunciations recorded by native speakers, making it easy for users to master their spoken language skills for any of the languages offered. Full linguistic information is included, making Slovoed a must-have app for any language scholar for English, French, Spanish and Russian dictionaries. Flash card quizzes allow users to add new words to flash cards, memorize them, and test their knowledge until they get it right. The app also includes a handy converter, allowing users to quickly understand foreign units of measure when traveling in a foreign country.

The “Lost in Translation, Found in a Dictionary” contest runs on Slovoed Language Universe’s Facebook page from May 28 to June 1, 2015. To enter the contest, entrants simply submit a short story in the comments section under the “Lost in Translation, Found in a Dictionary” post. Be sure to mention which dictionary you’d like to win, the language pair, and the operating system for your device or computer. For complete rules and to submit a story, please visit the Slovoed Language Universe Facebook page.

Pricing and Availability:
Slovoed Dictionaries is Free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Reference category. The app is also available for the Mac through the Mac App Store, Android devices through the Google Play Store, and for Windows PCs through the Windows App Store. Full dictionary versions are available as in-app purchases, and start at 9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). A Video News Release is also available for members of the press.Slovoed Dictionary
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Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company’s comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software Group has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia and China delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Paragon Software Group. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

###Katia Shabanova
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