Electronic Dictionaries for Chinese Learners
I realise there are many electronic dictionaries out there for Chinese speakers learning English.
But does any know of a good quality electronic dictionary for the Chinese language learner?
Also, what about mobile phones (including iphone): do any of them have Chinese-English dictionaries included? Can you install one in a mobile phone?
TalAugust 11, 2009, 01:40 AM
The *new* version does though orangina, it's well worth upgrading to it. I think they're even planning to bring out a version for people who like using objects/services which these days can have a lower case "i" in front of them, personally I have iphobia ;)
oranginaAugust 11, 2009, 01:33 AM
I also like Pleco, but since you asked about iphone apps, I have used a friends chinese dictionary on her iphone and it is a good one. And (once you have the phone and service) it is free. It also has audio, which my *old* version of Pleco does not.
mythrandirAugust 11, 2009, 03:44 AM
I have checked out Pleco - looks damn good!
I think the writing input feature is quite handy, but I don't believe you can do that on the iphone? Is that correct?
oranginaAugust 11, 2009, 05:19 AM
iphone has the writing input feature. Even without the dictionary you can write chinese characters by hand, they are recognized and can be texted to phones that also understand characters. Pretty slick, actually. I haven't used it enough to endorse it, but what I have seen is pretty cool. The definitions aren't as thorough as Pleco's, if I recollect properly. Maybe a "genius" at the apple store can let you demo the dictionary?