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  1. 1. Which Dictionary you think good one?

    • 辞海
      1
    • 汉语大词典
      4
    • 现代汉语词典
      3
    • 新世纪汉英大词典
      0
    • 成语大词典
      0
    • 涵芬App
      0
    • 现代汉语规范词典
      4


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Which one of Xiandai Hanyu Guifan Cidian and Xiandai Hanyu Cidian are generally most "up to date" on readings? I know readings vary, but I presume there is still some sort of established (though still evolving) Putonghua standard. 温暾/温吞 has a neutral last tone in Xiandai Hanyu Cidian but not in Guifan, and I have seen many similar examples. The same question goes for writings. Some entry writings in Xiandai Hanyu Cidian are no longer advised according to Guifan.

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3 hours ago, Insectosaurus said:

most "up to date" on readings

Both are ok, similar. Entires: 74-75K

 

3 hours ago, Insectosaurus said:

温暾/温吞

That have a reason, author Mr li has other dictionary describe why don't include 温暾,according to 词频统计word frequency:温吞5 温暾0

 

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Are there any Chinese dictionaries like Vocabulary.com or, if not, Oxford's Learner's Dictionary? Vocabulary.com offer much simpler and elaborate definitions than standard dictionaries. See bucolic and compare it to a normal dictionary: 1. relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life 2. a pastoral poem.

 

Note that these dictionaries have definitions for more uncommon words as well, which is what I'm after (in Chinese), since my vocabulary is already quite large.

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On 11/29/2021 at 1:48 AM, Insectosaurus said:

like Vocabulary.com

You are so optimistic, Chinese dictionaries industry lag behind English and others languages dictionaries.

They didn't use corpus yet, that part Usage Examples depends on corpus sentences.

 

I hope one day will be something similar to Vocabulary.com.

But be sure, will be not for free 😂, making money important than making good dictionary.

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