Mountain View, CA (PressExposure) May 17, 2008 -- For the first time, understand and learn Chinese as fast as you move your mouse. Today, Loqu8, Inc. launched iNterpret Version 3, an instant Chinese-English translation tool for both casual users scanning Chinese websites and serious students learning Mandarin Chinese.
Instant English Translations Loqu8 iNterpret refines interactive Chinese-English translation. Instead of requiring cumbersome keystrokes and mouse clicks, iNterpret simply translates text as you glide your mouse. A pop-up window translates Chinese (Simplified or Traditional) characters at your mouse pointer. Lookup words using Chinese, Pinyin or English in the 60,000 word contemporary dictionary.
Power of Pronunciation Learn how to speak Mandarin by listening to the words. From the same pop-up window, choose Pronounce and iNterpret intonates the word or phrase in Standard Mandarin. iNterpret embeds a text-to-speech engine to precisely pronounce the four tones of Mandarin. An estimated 836 million people speak Mandarin Chinese around the world.
Learning Chinese in a Modern Context Traditional language classes frequently focus on vocabulary lists. Students can quickly become bored trying to memorize words without a proper context iNterpret helps students learn and discover Chinese through immersion in popular websites. As students come across unfamiliar words, the pop-up window provides a quick description. For example Harbin is the capital of Heilongjiang province in northeast China. From the pop-up translation window, students can search the web with BBC News or Google Images. As students interact with web-based content, their interest deepens and Chinese characters suddenly come to life-like never before.
Availability and Pricing Loqu8 iNterpret Version 3 is now available on http://www.loqu8.com. A free 15-day trial, with full performance and functions, is available. The suggested retail price is $49 USD. Academic scholarships for students and discounts for schools are available.
iNterpret is optimized to run on PCs with Microsoft Windows Vista and Internet Explorer. Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2008/2003 are also supported.