Back in 2003 I had a brief post linking to a site I said had Collins bilingual dictionaries; it doesn’t seem to any more, but the good folks at Collins sent me a link to their new site, which not only has their French, German, and Spanish dictionaries, it has translations into a bunch of other languages. Go to the page for crack, for instance; below the definitions of the verb and noun, the etymology (“Old English cracian; related to Old High German krahhōn, Dutch kraken, Sanskrit gárjati he roars”), and the synonyms, there are equivalents in Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Croatian, etc.—and best of all, each one is accompanied by an audio file! This is something I’ve always hoped for, and it’s great to have it for so many languages. I couldn’t help but notice that the audio for the Vietnamese translation, vết nứt, was for an entirely different word (it sounds like “hey ho”), but the site is still in beta, and I expect the kinks will be worked out. Give it a try!