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    #11

    Re: On-line English dictionary

    The forum has a social group entitled "Dictionaries":
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/gr...tionaries.html

    For free, Chinese/English on-line dictionaries see:
    free on-line chinese-english dictionaries -
    There appears to be quite a large number to chose from!

    Although I've never used a Google Dictionary, I do use Google Translate regularly to convert between Thai and English, but it does have its limitations.

    Regards
    R21

    PS For more on what happened to Google Dictionary see:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Dictionary
    Last edited by Route21; 09-Aug-2011 at 14:09. Reason: New info

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    Re: On-line English dictionary


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    #13

    Re: On-line English dictionary

    Thanks R21 and Ksyu-k information!

    R21,
    I saw http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/gr...tionaries.html, they all are English dictionaries. I think I’m still unable to fully understand meaning of English words by depending on English dictionary only.

    I also checked 1st - 20th links in free on-line chinese-english dictionaries -. They are not good as Google dictionary or Oxford advanced learner’s English-Chinese dictionary. Some of them provide Chinese meaning without English meaning and usage. Only few of them provide partial English meanings and limited usage without others information such as synonym, phrasal verb, etc.

    I tried Google Translate at the same day of Google dictionary disappears too, it provides Chinese meaning only.

    Nevertheless, I’m very appreciate you provide many links in here trying to help. Ton and ton of thanks!


    Ksyu-k, I sometimes use Dictionary.com. It was very strange that Google dictionary could not pronounced searched words in the same day. So, I used Dictionary.com as one of back-up for it. Thanks!
    Last edited by dawnngcm; 12-Aug-2011 at 10:57.

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    #14

    Re: On-line English dictionary

    Have you tried the free online dictionary, which is multilingual (including Chinese), includes both AME and BrE dictionary definitions, has a thesaurus, derivations of the words and a translate facility. It also has access to a Chinese dictionary.

    On the English side, it searches not only standard online dictionaries but also specialist legal, medical and financial dictionaries, together with acronyms, idioms, an encyclopedia and even accesses Wikipedia.

    Maybe that's the reason it is normally my 1st "port of call".

    Best regards
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    See: Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus - The Free Dictionary
    *文*典(简) / Chinese Dictionary
    and: appreciate - definition of appreciate by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Re: On-line English dictionary

    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    Have you tried the free online dictionary, which is multilingual (including Chinese), includes both AME and BrE dictionary definitions, has a thesaurus, derivations of the words and a translate facility. It also has access to a Chinese dictionary.

    On the English side, it searches not only standard online dictionaries but also specialist legal, medical and financial dictionaries, together with acronyms, idioms, an encyclopedia and even accesses Wikipedia.

    Maybe that's the reason it is normally my 1st "port of call".

    Best regards
    R21

    See: Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus - The Free Dictionary
    *文*典(简) / Chinese Dictionary
    and: appreciate - definition of appreciate by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    I tried free online Chinese dictionary, it is actually an English dictionary.

    However, I might use those special dictionaries in the future.

    Thank you very much!

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