When Your Dictionaries aren’t Good Enough…

… consider Google Translate – or Wikipedia.

Random Matters discusses a rather technical approach (too technical for me).

An apparently more mundane Wikipedia-Chinese approach was suggested by Junjie last year.

I’m sometimes wondering how people learned Chinese without the internet.

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3 Comments to “When Your Dictionaries aren’t Good Enough…”

  1. The code examples I gave were certainly technical, but the dictionary site I put up (maybe hidden between all the techy stuff) is not, just type: http://reganmian.net/en-zh/word and you’ll find all the translations containing word (or better yet, make it a Firefox keyword)

    Stian

  2. Thanks for another tool!

  3. Howdie!

    I have currently developed an application that performs a similar task, by tapping into the power of Wikipedia to translate terms across languages.

    http://www.fredrocha.net/MemeMiner

    For most of it’s articles, Wikipedia provides the equivalent expression of that concept in other languages.
    With MemeMiner you can effortlessly find out how a certain idea is expressed across the language spectrum.

    I’ve used some some AJAX / JSON / jQuery magic for the interface.

    Go take a peek and let me know what you think!

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