Helps you learn languages by translating words and phrases on the websites you visit
Gloss helps you learn foreign languages by using Google Translate to translate selected words and phrases on the sites you visit into the language of your choice. Each time you load a new page or new content the translated words appear spliced into the page's text in bright red. When used alongside more traditional language learning tools such as books and courses it's a great way to learn new terms and reinforce existing vocabulary.
Gloss supports over a dozen languages including Spanish, French, German, Latin, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and Russian. We're constantly working to add new languages - please contact us if there's a specific one you'd like to see soon.
You can disable or enable Gloss for specific websites or for all web pages by clicking the Gloss icon in the Chrome toolbar. You can read the original untranslated text or hear the pronunciation of a phrase by hovering over the translation.
Unlike other contextual learning tools Gloss selectively picks combinations of common English nouns, verbs, adjectives and articles that will be particularly useful to learn. It includes preceding articles and grammatically significant words to help you learn verb conjugations and tenses, adjective forms and noun genders. Gloss also makes sure to pick the same phrases for translation each time you revisit a web page so that you can reinforce the same words and phrases multiple times.
For more information please see our FAQ at https://www.glossolaliasoftware.com/