Search legal terms in Italian, German and Ladin with bistro


A new feature that facilitates the search for terms related to COVID-19 has been added to bistro, the Information System for Legal Terminology built by the Institute for Applied Linguistics of Eurac Research. bistro was developed in 2001 and focuses on legal terms. In 2013, also the Autonomous Province of Bolzano got involved in the project and an update was made to the tool.

On bistro you can search terms by selecting one of the three languages available: Italian, German or Ladin. The advanced search function allows filtering terms by source and/or target language and geographical usage, and by legal domain.
The new list of Covid-related terminology contains almost 300 entries ad more than 1,300 new terms. The German part of these entries considers South Tyrolean, Austrian, German, Swiss, European Union and international law variants. The Ladin section contains variants from both Val Gardena and Val Badia.

Furthermore, two new domains have been recently added: healthcare law and privacy law.
This and other terminology is freely available in bistro. Designations, definitions, contexts and comments are regularly updated: do check them out!