Teddoman wrote:My question is, what online Chinese dictionary is actually reliable?
Teddoman referred to online Chinese dictionaries.
Here are my picks for the best (most useful) Chinese dictionaries on the Web:
- so much more than a dictionary - many different ways to learn and improve your Chinese
2) Dictionary at Yellowbridge
(that Ehophi also mentions above) - so many features, bells & whistles
is often cited on the Web (as is Zdic
). It hosts and maintains CC-CEDICT
, and is associated with chinese-forums.com
by Rick Harbaugh can't be left out (already mentioned by others further above); although on the whole it is not designed as a dictionary - sometimes described as a genealogical tree system of Chinese characters cross-referenced and hyperlinked by character components and radicals - I love following the whole tree of links - It's huge! And a good time waster if you find Chinese characters intriguing..
Most RELIABLE? Well, the Institute of Chinese Studies at Germany's Heidelberg University
says that the Chinese University of Hong Kong's
online version of Lin Yutang's Chinese-English Dictionary of Modern Usage "is the best Chinese-English (English-Chinese) dictionary available online"
I quite like the various dictionary tools at Chinesesavvy
, and there are also multiple dictionary tools at Chinese-tools.com
You can see my review notes on all of them here
where I have my list of around 20 top picks of free online Chinese dictionaries. There are plenty of other good online dictionaries that I've seen, but not remarkable enough to be included there.
As for the OP's topic "Most Useful Websites to Learn Chinese" - there are hundreds and hundreds of new links to Chinese learning websites there
, all free material - I made it for myself to be bigger and better than the other older outdated directories that I've tried to use - and of course the organized lists continue to grow.