A very good site is Onelook, which I use a lot, as it searches hundreds of online dictionaries and specialist glossaries for you in one search.
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Could you share which On-line English dictionary you use most and think the best?
I use "google" on-line English dictionary so often. It translates English word into both English and Chinese, Chinese word into English word and many other functions such as usage example, pronunciation, etc.
Thank you very much!
Tdol, Thank you very much for your sharing!
For me i usually use:Free online dictionary definitions for learners of English | Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, It is very helpful.
symaa, thank you very much for your sharing too!
I was bit upset because I liked and relied on google on-line dictionary very much. I always checked for English words in Chinese meaning first (my mother tongue). It gave me a quick answer of the word’s meaning. If necessary, I paralleled it with their English meaning with examples too. The explanation was good and very close to the Oxford advanced learner’s English-Chinese dictionary.
For the word like holly berries, I had no idea what it is after reading both English and Chinese meanings. I clicked on their picture button that linked to different photos of holly berries, it was so clear to me after I saw them. I used their Chinese to English translation too when I forget the spelling of some English words. Their presentation was so user-friendly, it displayed all possible meanings in one page with scrolling function and you can choose hide or display the examples. And ……...
Anyway, I am still looking for a good English-Chinese dictionary. I probably go for, the traditional hardcopy, Oxford advanced learner’s English-Chinese dictionary. But checking will be much slower than google for I need to flick through those pages.
Last edited by dawnngcm; 11-Aug-2011 at 10:53.
It's a shame the Google dictionary has gone- has the service been incorporated into something else or have they just dropped it?