Wiktionary:Welcome

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Welcome to the Simple English Wiktionary! We hope that you are happy editing here and being a Wiktionarian.

Some helpful pages are:

If you want to meet and talk with other members, you can visit our version of the "village pump" at Wiktionary:Simple talk. Just remember that you should sign your messages on Talk pages by typing "~~~~" at the end of your words.

We have a special page that describes how to write entries in simple English. If you want some ideas of which entries to work on, see Requested definitions, the BE850, or the BNC1000.

Non-native English speakers are welcome to work on Simple English Wiktionary. To write here you need some English, because all our articles are in English. For many writers here English is not their first language.

What non-native English speakers write on Simple English Wiktionary is special and valuable. The standard of English in their entries is varied.

  • Some need a lot of editing to correct grammar and spelling.
  • Some need editing to find the meaning.
  • Some just give a non-English feeling to the entries. Some readers like this.

Native speakers will help and correct entries; don't feel bad if they change your entry. They probably can't speak your language as well as they speak English.