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Chinese Translation Engines | Chinese and Chinese-English Dictionaries | Chinese Characters Tools and Other Chinese Dictionaries

Online Dictionaries Main Index

  Chinese Translation Engines

Google Translate Tool - Translate text or a web page from Chinese to English, or English to Chinese, plus a number of other languages. Links in the page translated with the web page translator will also render in the new language. Online Translation Engine - Translation service with free online translations of text from Chinese to and from English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, with a large variety of technical and specialty lexical databases. Translation Engine - Translate text from Chinese to English and vice-versa, plus a number of other language combinations.
WorldLingo Free Online Translator - Translates text and sentences in Chinese to and from English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Also offers web page translation and email translation.
SYSTRAN Translation Engine - Translates with SYSTRAN 5.0 in Chinese and English and a number of other languages; enter up to 150 words of text for translation, or enter the web address of the page you wish to translate.

  Chinese and Chinese-English Dictionaries

Chinese Characters Dictionary Web - This site uses a simple CGI program to submit characters to a large number of different web dictionaries simultaneously. Search by Chinese characters in Big-5 and GB encodings, English or by radical.
Lin Yutang's Chinese-English Dictionary of Modern Usage - Lin Yutang's bilingual Chinese-English Dictionary of Modern Usage, published in 1972 by the Chinese University Press of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Contains a total of 8,169 head characters, together with 44,407 explanatory entries of grammatical usage and 40,379 entries of Chinese words or phrases, with both English and Chinese interfaces.
CEDICT: Chinese-English Dictionary - Searchable interface for the CEDICT bilingual dictionary originally put together by Paul Denisowksi. Searches can be conducted by Chinese (using either the GB, Big5, or Unicode encodings), pinyin, or English. Results will show the Chinese word, the pinyin representation of the word, and the English definition. Includes list of mirrors of the dictionary.
CEDICT (Chinese-English Dictionary) Project - Public domain Chinese-English dictionary dataset, emulating Jim Breen's EDICT project for Japanese. Chinese Character Dictionary - CCDICT server, searchable by English keyword; radical-stroke; Pinyin, Hakka, Cantonese, Sino-Japanese, or Sino-Korean pronunciation; Four Corner or Cangjie input, or character code. Hakka Pronunciation Dictionary - In this Hakka pronouncing dictionary are collected Hakka (Kejia) readings for 14,000+ Chinese characters. They can be easily aligned to their Mandarin and Cantonese counterparts for comparison. This dictionary is for those interested in finding correct Hakka readings for Chinese characters. No Chinese-enabled browser is needed to view the database. Pinyin - English dictionary - Input pinyin for the head character of the word you want to search. It will display all head characters with that sound. You may enter a tone mark (1-4) to limit the numbers of characters returned. English-Chinese Dictionary - Chinese translations of single English keywords. - Repository of a number of important resources for Chinese language and translation.
MDBG Free Online Chinese-English Dictionary - Bilingual dictionary with a number of different options: character dictionary; translate tool box; Javascript based Chinese typing interface; simple dictionary search; word dictionary; practice; traditional Chinese menus. Chinese character dictionary gives information about characters, radical/stroke count, English definition, Mandarin pinyin pronunciation, Yale & Jyutping Cantonese pronunciation, simplified/traditional variants and cangjie. Chinese Character Dictionary - Contains the complete text of Amazon's best selling, best reviewed Chinese-English dictionary, Chinese Characters: A Genealogy and Dictionary, which uses the new Zipu system of character trees. Designed to help students understand, appreciate and remember Chinese characters. - Free Chinese-English Dictionary, in HTML format and with a searchable bilingual interface.
CJKV-English Dictionary - A dictionary-database of CJK characters and compounds related to East Asian cultural, political, and intellectual history. Requires registration and password access with unlimited usage for those making user contributions. - Chinese-English bilingual dictionary with Simplified and Traditional Chinese entries; enter Pinyin, Traditional characters, or English in the interface - allows display options of phonetic or color-coded tone representations, and comes with audio pronunciations.
Pristine Lexicon - Chinese-English Pinyin reference with over 150,000 entries.
Rikai - Enter a web-address or paste some text in the box to the left, and press go, move the mouse over any Chinese word to see the reading and definition. Traditional Chinese web-pages will be converted to the simplified forms.
POPjisyo - Provides a web based pop-up dictionary for Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other languages. Enter a URL or text, then simply move the mouse over the words you want to lookup.
Lexiconer English-Chinese Dictionary and Chinese-English Dictionary - Contains dictionaries based on Unicode and Big5 encodings; also includes TOEFL, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT test preparation tutorials. Chinese-English Dictionary - Dictionary of Chinese-English, also includes English-Chinese, and Chinese-French dictionaries.
Chinese-English Talking Dictionary - Mirror of CEDICT dictionary with search options, plus text-to-speech audio files - requires purchase and installation of Yellowbridge Talker plugin.
Adsotrans Chinese-English Annotation - Adso is a bilingual Chinese-English database supporting a variety of software projects: hanzi-to-pinyin conversion, text-annotation, Chinese IME, and gist translation. The software and database are both available for download under a non-commercial open source license. Chinese-English Dictionary - Bilingual Chinese-English dictionary.
English-Chinese Online Electronic Dictionary - GB5 encoding; with GB to BIG5 conversion.
Kingsoft Chinese-English Online Dictionary - Bilingual dictionary with GB5 encoding.
Yahoo! English-Chinese Dictionary - Uses Big5 encoding; Hong Kong version. Also with Taiwanese version.
Primezero Hanyu Pinyin dictionary - Provides translation into both English and Chinese characters and pinyin. The search result is a collection of phrases that includes the search words.
Primezero Hanzi To Pinyin - Provides translation from Hanzi and to Pinyin. The search result is a collection of phrases that includes the search words.
Primezero Chinese TTS Text-To-Speech - Only the first 88 characters are converted; mouse over the character or pinyin to hear the sounds.

  Chinese Characters Tools and Other Chinese Dictionaries Chinese-French Dictionary - The first Mandarin Chinese/French online dictionary. Search Chinese, pinyin or French expressions; more than 20,000 entries.
Chinalink Wörterbuch Deutsch-Chinesisch-Deutsch - German-Chinese bilingual dictionary; uses Big5 encoding.
S. L. Wong's Chinese Syllabary Pronounced according to the Dialect of Canton - a collection of Chinese syllables and a Cantonese pronunciation guide; uses Big5 encoding.
Chindex Optimized Radical, Pinyin, and Stroke Index - The radical index is statistically optimized, making use of radical and character frequency information; the pinyin index allows one to enter a Hanyu Pinyin syllable without tone marks; the Stroke Index is for hard-to-find characters.
Chinese Character Database - With word-formations phonologically disambiguated according to the Cantonese dialect.
Lanting Xu Dictionary - Place mouse pointer over a character to see its block (Song tie) script equivalent; click on a character to display its dictionary entry in a new browser window. - Online tools to learn Chinese or build Chinese websites. Includes annotation tools, dictionaries, and converters for pinyin, unicode, traditional and simplified Chinese. Chinese Pronunciation Tool - Paste in Chinese text and get the pinyin pronunciation of all the characters. Pinyin With Tone Marks - Write pinyin with tone marks instead of tone number notation and the pinyin unicode.
Chinese Character Dictionary - Output in GIF pictures, UTF-8 (Unicode) , GB (simp. only), Big5 (trad. only), Character Type, Traditional Characters, Simplified Characters, Trad. and Simp. Characters.
Chinese Romanization Converter - Applet that requires Java 2 installation on your system (most systems already support this); converts pinyin representations to characters.
Unihan Database - Gives information regarding the CJK Unified Ideographs (Unihan) which are a part of the Unicode Standard.
Chinese Encoding Guesser - Uses several heuristics to determine for a given document which encoding system is most likely - GB2312, Hz, Big5, UTF8, ASCII, ("OTHER" for unrecognized encodings).
Animated Chinese Characters - Click on any Chinese character and an animated GIF representation of the stroke series will show you how to draw it.
Chinese Literature Classics - Many Chinese classics translated by various authors.
Esaurus English-Chinese Medical Dictionary - This online resource tool, intended for both professional and public use, is manually compiled with reference to an extensive collection of bilingual medical dictionaries and glossaries published by institutions and healthcare authorities in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Dr.Dict English-Chinese Medical Dictionary - With a total of 638,000 entries, with 420,000 unique entries including a English Chinese Medical Dictionary, English Chinese Biological Terms, and English Chinese Technological Terms.
Traditional Chinese Medical Glossary - Terms are listed in both English and Chinese phonetic alphabets for easier searching, and the explanations are written in English and Chinese.
English-Chinese Glossary of Legal Terms - Searchable by headwords and expressions, in both English and Chinese.
English-Chinese Glossary of Financial Terms (in PDF) - Finanical and economic vocabulary.


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