Italian plus


A simple but effective app to learn Italian in context. Download for Android


How to create dictionaries for the main sections

How to create dictionaries for 'Tests'

Database of publicly available dictionaries


← home page






How to create dictionaries for the main sections


Method 1

The easiest way to create the new dictionaries is use a personal computer and spreadsheet-template (download itplus.xls for MS Office or itplus.ods for OpenOffice).




I draw your attention that must necessarily be allowed to run macros.



Method 2

You can create your own XML-dictionary file in any text editor.

For example:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<words>
<word
  italian_word="come"
  transcription_word=""
  part_of_speech=""
  english_word="how"
  italian_phrase="[Come] si scrive quella parola?"
  english_phrase="[How] do you spell that word?"
  transcription_phrase=""/>
<word
  italian_word="questo"
  transcription_word=""
  part_of_speech=""
  english_word="this"
  italian_phrase="[questo] è il tuo posto"
  english_phrase="[this] is your place"
  transcription_phrase=""/>
<word
  italian_word="perché"
  transcription_word=""
  part_of_speech=""
  english_word="because"
  italian_phrase="faccio questo lavoro [perché] mi piace"
  english_phrase="I do this job [because] I like it"
  transcription_phrase=""/>
</words>
		

You must use UTF-8 encoding.



How to create dictionaries for 'Tests'


Method 1

The easiest way to create the new dictionaries is use a personal computer and spreadsheet-template (download tests.xls for MS Office or tests.ods for OpenOffice).




I draw your attention that must necessarily be allowed to run macros.



Method 2

You can create your own XML-dictionary file in any text editor.

For example:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<words>
<word
  question="_____, Dottor Rossi!"
  answer1="Buon giorno"
  answer2="Senti"
  answer3="Scusa"
  answer4="Ciao"
  answer5=""/>
<word
  question="Come _____ Marco ed Anna?"
  answer1="stanno"
  answer2="stiamo"
  answer3="sta"
  answer4="–"
  answer5=""/>
<word
  question="Quanti anni _____?"
  answer1="hai"
  answer2="sei"
  answer3="sono"
  answer4="sto"
  answer5=""/>
</words>
		

Right answer must always be place in 'answer1' field and you must use UTF-8 encoding.



Database of publicly available dictionaries


Name Type Author Download
For example phrases Oleg Smith dic_01.xml
Verbs tests Oleg Smith test_01.xml



You can also add your dictionary to our database.