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Chinese-English dictionary recommendations

Michael-B2

Michael-B2

Can anyone recommend a good Chinese (pinyin)-English (and English-Chinese) dictionary? I would prefer a paperback version that is easy to carry around. Bonus points for a dictionary that also calls out the difference between words typically used in mainland China and those used in Taiwan (which is where I'm going). Thanks... Mike
lucvileyn

lucvileyn

http://www.wenlin.com There is no better computer dictionary then this one! However, I'm concentrating on Japanese now, after 7 years of Chinese You can download a trial version.
Jon-K

Jon-K

Thanks for the suggestion. I just downloaded the trial version.
Oggiedoggy

Oggiedoggy

Paperback? I have no idea but Besta makes great electronic dictionaries. Mine (BESTA MT-7000) has multi-language sentences of which Taiwanese is included.
SerjVGM

SerjVGM

I found this awesome site http://www.yellowbridge.com/. It not only has the translation but also the stroke orders, pronunciation and examples of combined characters.
monte-j

monte-j

a good online free dictionary is MDBG. Just do yahoo search and it is the first or second one that comes up. It has dictionary and a sentence translator and also you can even listen to the pronunciation.
Alan-R-G

Alan-R-G

Michael. A good Chinese/English paperback dictionary is Oxford Beginner's Chinese Dictionary. I find that is easier to use than checking the internet.
Lin-Ping

Lin-Ping

大家好! A good bilingual dictionary that I have always found quite useful is a dictionary called nciku. Although this is an electronic version, it provides a lot of very good examples and is fairly comprehensive. There are also mobile versions that can be downloaded and used offline. www.nciku.com 希望这会帮你们!I hope this helps! - Lin Ping
524822

524822

I agree with Monte. There are many applications that use MDBG and other free dictionary databases. Macs have a great built-in dictionary and Google Chrome and Firefox both have pop-up dictionary plug-ins that can help you read Chinese text on the web.
Oggiedoggy

Oggiedoggy

Dict.baidu.com/ Www.Iciba.com/ 看这两个资料初级汉语学生会觉得烦恼的,可是高级些的学生还是尽量看中国人会用的词典吧,因为多看上面那两个网站的词条和例句很有利于汉语联想、造句能力。 If you can't quite read what I wrote in characters, you'd maybe had best not use these two recommendations for now ;)

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