Great Collection of Bilingual Books

Book shelves with books

Reading is helpful for learning any language. Our amazing Lingvist Community, back when we had a forum, put together these amazing resources for reading in a foreign language.

Parallel Text - A collection of books and their translations. There are 13 languages that are translated between (Swedish, Portuguese, English, Finnish, Hungarian, German, Dutch, French, Greek, Spanish, Russian, Polish, and Italian). The interface is nice, allowing either split-screen mode or clicking to translate entire paragraphs, and phrases can be clicked to be read aloud.

Interlinear Books - This company specializes in direct translations underneath the text. They have Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Japaense, Latin, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Sambahsa, Spanish, Swedish and Yiddish. They offer free samples of many of their books, which you can filter by language.

Bilinguis - This website offers translations of different books to different languages, with the translated side by site. Languages include English, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Italian and more.

Lingo Libros - This website offers two free bilingual books, in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.

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