(This is also my first post on Planet GNOME, hi everyone!)
I just released a little app that I’ve been using personally for the past few years (heh, release early) while living in Argentina and learning Spanish.
Amigo instantly defines and explains any Spanish-language word* that you select with your mouse, anywhere on your desktop:
* the included database currently only has verbs (about 1700 of them). we have the data for other types of words, but it requires some cleanup before being released
You can also look up words from the main window (with web browser-like history), and get conjugation charts:
Right now Amigo only works Spanish->English, but I’m interested in making it work the other way around as well as adding other languages.
Want to help add a new language?
To add a new language, we’ll need at least a list of verbs with conjugations (just the irregulars, really) and English definitions. Please leave a comment if you can get this data.
The project page has downloads. Enjoy!