Online dictionaries are easy when you want to quickly check a translation. Of course, we need to be careful not to translate literally word by word. That’s why it is good when online dictionaries add example phrases that show how words are translated in their context.
In some cases you really need those examples to decide on the correct translation. When you need to translate the English verb ‘wait’ into Dutch, for instance.
Scroll halfway down to see the ‘voorbeeldzinnen’, the example phrases.