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Cantonese Dictionary

Discussion in 'Grown Ups Learning Materials' started by xoAims, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. xoAims

    xoAims New Member

    I use CantoDict when I am looking for a traditional Chinese character. I use English for searching and Jyutping for confirmation. Sure I can use google translate to turn my English sentences into traditional Chinese but the translation may not be perfect.

    For example I type 'year' for the English Meaning and I have a whole list of common words/phrases linked to the new year such as 羊年.

    http://www.cantonese.sheik.co.uk/scripts/wordsearch.php
     
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  2. Andrew

    Andrew Administrator
    Staff Member

    I really like Cantonese Sheik's CantoDict as it is one of the few that show both the jyutping and the pin yin at the same time.

    On iPhone I like to use Qingwen - you can look up a word in English -> Chinese and it will show the Traditional and Simplified version, and also there is a button to get it to 'speak' either Cantonese or Mandarin. Great for learning both languages!
     
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  3. Sara Foster

    Sara Foster New Member

    for 80HKD, there's also an offline version of CantoDict for Pleco.
     
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  4. Pink

    Pink New Member

    where can i get qingwen?
     
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  5. Andrew

    Andrew Administrator
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  6. Cindy Lau

    Cindy Lau Member

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  7. Calvin W

    Calvin W Member

  8. raichu

    raichu New Member

    really, thanks for sharing guys :):):)
     
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  9. matt.ai.amy

    matt.ai.amy New Member

    Even though Google Translate's not perfect, I still find it is the easiest interface to use and access while on the move. When I'm offline, I use 我的人肉字典 - 老婆... LOL! ;)
     
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  10. supersparkyking

    supersparkyking New Member

    wow, this works great. love it!
     
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  11. Calvin W

    Calvin W Member

    Ok.... I bought this (on google for <$4 CAD) and I thought it was pretty good. You need to buy it for the PRO version which has Cantonese; otherwise, it's only Mandarin.
    http://itranslatevoice.com/
    the best part is that it can do Cantonese to Mandarin (or any other language) and vice versa... from English to Cantonese etc... a lot of languages.
    I wanted it for Cantonese specifically; and specifically the pronunciation. It does the translations of single and double words pretty well - and sentences so so from English to Chinese... worse from Chinese to English (it's also very literal)... but it's understandable...
    Still a good addition IMO for the Cantonese part and thought I'd share.
     
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  12. Andrew

    Andrew Administrator
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    So it appears my favourite Cantonese/Mandarin app Qingwen is no longer updated which is a shame.

    I've moved on back to Pleco for now and it does a fantastic job. Just remember to enable Cantonese in the settings. You can find any Chinese word and have the Cantonese/Mandarin playback in audio as well.

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  13. Calvin W

    Calvin W Member

    So I tried Pleco. Not bad at all. Would almost consider buying it. For $4 though, mines is cheaper. :D
     
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