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Best Online Chinese Dictionary?

Which Online Chinese Dictionary Is The Best?  

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  1. 1. Which Online Chinese Dictionary Is The Best?

    • nciku [[url]http://www.nciku.com[/url]]
      13
    • dict.cn [[url]http://dict.cn/en[/url]]
      5
    • yellowbridge [[url]http://www.yellowbridge.com/language/chinese-dictionary.php[/url]]
      3
    • zhongwen.com [[url]http://www.zhongwen.com[/url]]
      1
    • pristine lexicon [[url]http://www.pristine.com.tw/lexicon[/url]]
      0
    • baidu [[url]http://dict.baidu.com[/url]]
      0
    • chinese-dictionary.org [[url]http://www.chinese-dictionary.org[/url]]
      0
    • xiaoma cidian [[url]http://hmarty.free.fr/hanzi[/url]]
      2
    • mdbg [[url]http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php[/url]]
      21
    • other [please state in post]
      5


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tooironic

Just like the topics says. :)

Was curious to see which one people use the most/prefer.

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Luobot

fyi - There's something wrong with the links to the dictionaries.

ps - I voted for mdgb, so there should be 2 votes (with SiMaKe) for mdgb at this point.

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imron
I voted for mdgb, so there should be 2 votes (with SiMaKe) for mdgb at this point.
Just because someone made a post, doesn't mean they voted in the poll :mrgreen:

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gougou
fyi - There's something wrong with the links to the dictionaries.
Fixed.

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Luobot
Just because someone made a post, doesn't mean they voted in the poll

I just realized that that was SiMaKe's first post, so the voting feature might not be available. 可惜,可惜!

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Sam Addington

It was really a toss-up between mbgd & yellowbridge. I haven't used either all that long, but both are very good.

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TezUK

MDBG for sure

Nciku is second, it is such a great resource but just too damn slow!

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tooironic

Oooh wow thanks for those new links skylee, iciba looks really good with lots of examples!

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tooironic

the zdic.com link you posted doesn't work for me...

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tooironic

Oooh wow I just tried out hoodong.com and dict.yodao.com and they're both absolutely wonderful! What fantastic resources...

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Luobot
It was really a toss-up between mbgd & yellowbridge.

Since you mentioned it, I've been referring to Yellowbridge. I like the way it integrates with a single click to Dict.cn, which is also excellent in its own right, especially with its usage examples. When you consider Yellowbridge and Dict.cn as a package, it is quite powerful.

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bao pu

My favourites are:

http://afpc.asso.fr/wengu/wg/zhendic.php

-- Zhendic's dictionary + Zhongwen + links to other dictionaries for every individual word.

http://www.chineseetymology.org/

-- shows seal, bronze, and bone scripts.

http://www.shuhai.hawaii.edu/

-- great interface to Charles Muller's dictionary (through the "Worktable").

http://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/Lindict/

-- Lin Yutang's dictionary. But Zhendic has a link to this site, so it's often easier to begin there.

www.zdic.net

-- gives English glosses as well as entire Kangxi entries and various script forms. (Chinese site)

http://www.cojak.org/

-- Good interface to the Unihan database.

http://shuowen.chinese99.com/

-- Shuowen Jiezi dictionary, although zdic.net includes the Shuowen.

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Gleaves

Another post got me thinking about this.

I've been loving zdic.net. Thank you for pointing it out, null. You can input wubi (from a drop down box option) and look at how the characters appear in different countries. I hope to understand the Kangxi stuff someday.

My vote goes to Xiaoma. Just because it is quick, clean, has big font and useful bits of info.

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renzhe

Xiaoma is really cool when it comes to characters, but they are a bit out of date when it comes to words (they are using a much older version of CEDICT).

That's why I use MDBG nowadays. Really good interface, wildcards, splitting up longer phrases into words, lots of cool options, and they are using the latest CC-CEDICT, which has lots of words.

But Xiaoma is still my favourite for characters. You can look them up by radical, each character has a list of variants (e.g. traditional variants), HSK level, frequency, and it is shown in a nice, big font. Very useful for looking up single characters.

For some reason, I've never really got used to the others. If it's not in MDBG, I'd rather look it up in my paper dictionary (which is likely to have it) then try 7 different online dictionaries one after the other, when this often doesn't find anything, and you have to wait forever for some of them.

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