Import Vocabulary From a Document
If you previously created a Spanish↔English vocabulary set in a document (Word, Excel, etc.) you can import that set to SpanishDictionary.com to use it in our vocabulary quizzes. There are two ways you can start an import.
Please note that you can only import words/phrases/sentences that are in our dictionary database. Additionally, the Vocabulary lists can only accept terms that are shorter than 32 characters. So, if a phrase/sentence or its associated translation is longer than 32 characters, even if it is in the dictionary, you won't be able to import it.
Create a New List
When you click "Create new list" on the Vocabulary page, a box will pop up that asks you how you want to create your list. You can select "Choose words" or "Import words".
Add to Existing List
Another way to start an import is to navigate to the Vocabulary section and click on the list to which you want to add your words. Once you're viewing the list page, click "Import words" on the right side of the "Add new word" box.
Copy & Paste From Word, Excel, etc.
After starting the import process, open your document, copy all of the text you want to use, and paste it into the box on SpanishDictionary.com.
There can't be any punctuation between words and translations, such as dashes (-)or colons (:). Each word/translation pair needs to be on its own line, and the words need to be separated from their translations by either a tab or four spaces. You can set the text up in that style in your original document, or you can edit the text after pasting it into SpanishDictionary.com by using the space bar to space out the words. (The tab key will not work once the text is pasted into the box.)
You may need to edit your text a bit before clicking "Preview". If your text does not meet the requirements, you will receive a page full of errors after you click "Preview".
Please note that if you import words only (without associated translations), you will need to import Spanish words. If you import only English words with no Spanish translations, you will see errors.
If you do click "Preview" and end up with errors, you can fix them by clicking on "Select word" in the "Import Preview" column for the row you need to fix. A search box will appear where you can look for the Spanish word that you want. You'll then be able to select a translation, and the error will convert to text that is accepted for import.
Once your text meets the requirements, click "Preview", and you will see your full list, with the text you imported on the left and SpanishDictionary.com's matches on the right.
If you don't like one of the words or translations chosen by SpanishDictionary.com or decide to edit your original text, you can click on the blue words in the "Import Preview" column to make changes.
SpanishDictionary.com will mark words/phrases that don't match an entry in our dictionary database as "No Match" or "Partial Match", such as plural nouns, feminine forms of nouns that can be masculine or feminine, or misspelled words. You can either accept the new options that are provided in the "Import Preview" column and go straight to clicking "Import", or click on the words in the "Import Preview" column to delete the suggested term and find a closely related term from our database, along with the translation you want to practice.
When you're happy with your list, click the "Import" button at the top of the page. Your words will now be part of a list on SpanishDictionary.com!