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By Lazar Kovacevic
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About

Our analysis of hundreds of world dictionaries revealed that there are dozens of languages with many thousands of words which are common between them, and not only common in meaning, but also mutually intelligible. If only we could know those words while we travel! It is quite hard and actually boring remembering word lists, words without contexts.

Imagine a story, not a typical one, but a story in your language. It may use some words or phrases which would not be your first choice, for example, canine instead of dog, future mother instead of pregnant woman, etc. Why these novelties? Because people of the other language will not understand you if you use the words you are most used to, but may understand you if you use these alternative words and phrases. By reading and remembering a story, you can simply use phrases and words from that story to communicate in a foreign country.

Preferred local restaurant?
Preferred local restaurant?

Spanish tourist in London (I bet Spanish speakers will understand English responses below):

¿Preferido restaurante local?

                                                "Lagoon Tavern", is in vicinity, in proximity is supermarket and promontory is visible.

¿Y Recomendada especialidad nacional?

                                                Famous pasty.

Lets see how this works in few languages

Students protest against globalization.

If you change the word against with contrary to, then, suddenly, several nations may understand you!

Students protest contrary to globalization.

I studenti protestano contro la globalizazione.

Studenti protestuju za kontru globalizaciji. *

Los estudiantes protestan contra la globalización.

Die Studenten protestieren kontra Globalisierung. *

* similar transformation as in English

Imagine having a whole story book from sentences like these, which can be understood in other languages. Then, it would be easy for you to remember parts of the story and use those phrases when communicating with foreigners, in your own language!

Risks and challenges

The most difficult challenge is to come up with stories which are useful for real life and memorable as well. However, our team is multinational and multi talented - from USA, Germany, Serbia, Russia. ML & NLP researchers, programmers, linguist, illustrator (https://www.facebook.com/morphoprotoriy), so every challenge will be solved :)

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    You like to play around with words and languages? In addition to above rewards you will get lists of common words created by connecting and analyzing dictionaries of dozens of languages. There is no comparable resource on the web!

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