The team behind babadada.com and their fellow contributors had an idea: Because pictorial (visual) dictionaries are the easiest way to learn a language, we put a better one on the internet. For everybody and virtually every language. For free. As simple as that.
How we work:
Babadada.com lives from the ideas and the help of its contributors. Karina created the first set of pictures. Bart was the first coder of our initially simple application. Matthew translated the first set of words in to english. And so we went on… language by language, device by device, dialect by dialect. What about you? Do you speak a rare dialect? Do you have wonderful ideas? Corrections?… we appreciate your help…
Why we do this:
First: We want to provide easy access to learn the basics of a language for the less-fortunate all over the world. Because learning a language (for example english) means a better live in many cases. Especially within the education of children but over all for virtually everybody. As the costs of being online will further decrease sharply, being online also becomes a chance for merely everybody to learn a language – and a chance for you and us to help. We want to take this opportunity with our very easy to use and free approach – especially in places where books and other tools are unaffordable. Because learning a language often means a better life.
Second: Babadadada.com is a platform which can very easily be extended by every language and every dialect. Thus preserving a language or dialect is preserving a culture, Babadada.com can become a kind of treasure chest for languages, dialects and nearly forgotten words your grandparents knew. Everyone who contributes a language by even just translating some words can keep its basics accessible for the next generations.
Third: Babadada.com can also be used for third parties or businesses to provide a visual dictionary within a corporate website (e.g. travel agency, touristic organisations), to use a visual dictionary to increase the awareness of a brand while using own imaging (merchandising, reach, advertising) or to create any kind of application on the basis of a constantly enhanced and reviewed set of vocabulary, pictures, themes and languages. At the end of the day, this approach leads to more free pictorial dictionaries and additional funding to provide easy access to learn the basics of a language for the less-fortunate. (Repeat this virtuos circle above)
After all this is just a very simple easy-to-use tool for basic communication and learning, for travelling to foreign countries or educate children in a playful manner.
What has this got to do with you?
Did you ever forget your toothbrush while travelling to france? How to ask for one?
Do you have children who are learning a language? Do they like picture books?
Does your grandmother speak a fancy dialect anyone hardly knows? Which is about to vanish?
Can you imagine people, for whom just a some basic english skills could mean a better job?
Can you imagine children who do not have proper access to education but access to at least one cheap internet device?
Could you imagine to use, share or support Babadada.com?
Or did you find mistakes in the application?
We are looking forward to your participation…
You can help us…
- by giving us feedback: Tell us how to improve babadada.com, finding mistakes, suggest new languages etc.
- by clicking our banners or go shopping via our pages (every transaction counts): babadada.com is free to use. A small proportion of our costs are covered by business-applications, but overall babadada.com is mostly financed by advertising and donations.
- by telling us about your ideas how to cooperate and bring babadada.com to people who you think might appreciate it the most.
- and most of all, just by using babadada to learn a language, travel with it and tell people about it.
Babadada.com – every language at a glance