ReShare app

ReShare is a free app for iOS and Android that lets you read shortened versions of news stories in any language. Choose the language you want to read in, and you’ll get a short summary of the original article, and sometimes the whole article if the original was short, translated into the language you chose.

Here’s an example from the iPhone, of an article that was originally in French but I read in English. Click on the circle/globe icon in the upper right corner to go to the original article:





At the bottom of each article, you can see the name of the translator (in this case, faucher_1), the original language, the source, and the date and time it was uploaded to the app. The ads are a little annoying, but perhaps unavoidable in a free app.

You can also see these stories on the website:

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The iPad layout is a little different: you can see the menu of articles on the left and the one you’re looking at on the right. Here’s an example, of an article that was originally in English but I read in Japanese:





Sometimes the translations are not completely accurate (I’ve seen a few mistakes in the Japanese to English articles I’ve read) and sometimes the grammar isn’t perfect, but it seems like a good place to get a little more language input in English and other languages you’re learning, too.

Right now, they have articles in English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Indonesian, Polish, Vietnamese, French, Russian, Thai, Arabic, Greek, Brazilian Portuguese, and Italian.

You can also sign up as a translator on the site.



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