Interpretation

Why a dictionary should be your last resort to learning a new word in a foreign language.

Traditional dictionaries translate a given lexical term without relaying contextual or situational appropriateness. Contrastively, interpretation conveys an exact semantic idea culturally acceptable for a given instance. To reinforce this methodology, further explanation should accompany both languages. The novice should utilize their native language while at an advanced level, emphasis should be placed on producing clarifications in the target language.

Interpretative Exemplifications
01. Air Conditioner

el aire acondicionado

空调


مكيف هواء


02. Heater

el calefactor

取暖器


سخان


03. Foreground

al frente

前景


طليعة الصورة


04. Background

al fondo

背景


خلفية الصورة


air conditioner
Air Conditioner

Keeping you cool in torrid conditions.

heater
Heater

Since fire and carpet don’t mix.

foreground
Foreground

Zooming in was never so easy.

background
Background

What’s keeping you away from here?

el aire acondicionado
El aire acondicionado

Do you have control of your remote?

el calefactor
El calefactor

You think you know what cold is.

al frente
Al frente

Don’t try to hit it with your forehead.

jackal
Al fondo

A never-ending ocean of skyscrapers.

空调
空调

It’s either this or ice-cream.

取暖器
取暖器

When hot water just isn’t enough.

前景
前景

Yes, the color of the sky is really blue.

背景
背景

Told you so.

مكيف هواء
مكيف هواء

This will never point toward Mecca.

سخان
سخان

If the desert wasn’t parched enough.

طليعة الصورة
طليعة الصورة

Good luck finding this secluded oasis.

خلفية الصورة
خلفية الصورة

How could this not be paradise?