KTdict C-E (Chinese-English dictionary)
By Klaus Thul
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KTdict C-E for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch provides you a comprehensive, easy to use and fast Chinese-English dictionary. The following features make it the perfect tool for your study of the Chinese language or your visit to China.
Search: Includes the data of the renowned CC-CEDICT dictionary with over 100,000 entries - no Internet connection required. Search using English, Chinese characters and Hanyu Pinyin. Use Chinese handwriting recognition or voice input of iOS to enter Chinese easily.
Reader: Import Chinese texts and get with a single tap translations of unknown words and characters.
OCR: Take pictures of printed Chinese texts and use optical character recognition to help with translation.
Flashcards: Add words from the dictionary to vocabulary lists and share them across your iOS devices with iCloud. Import vocabulary lists per Email and through other apps like Safari or Dropbox. (*)
Trainer: Learn vocabulary from the dictionary as well as self-entered words. Build on the Leitner system, the flashcard trainer helps you maintaining steady study habits by creating daily learning sets. (*)
(*: Requires single one-time in-app purchase).
Acknowledgments: KTdict C-E includes the data of CC-CEDICT (http://cc-cedict.org, license at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/), the Unihan database (terms-of-use: http://www.unicode.org/terms_of_use.html) and the Tesseract Open Source OCR engine (https://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/, license at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0).
What's New in Version 2.9.1
This is a well organized dictionary and it's obvious a lot of work and thought went into it.
Lots of clear display options greatly assist learning written Chinese, which is a highly visual written language. The program readily accepts Chinese characters, pinyin, or English.
Audio pronunciation is also included and is accurate. The exceptional advantage to all these features is that they are all available within the program; no online access is required. Well done.
I found this free app really handy and used it for several years. Recently I got Pleco which has more capabilities, but KT certainly remains a highly functional and well designed app overall. I also like that it uses the Creative Commons CC-CEDICT (also used by Pleco and MDBG) which incorporates new terms from web sources, giving a sense of contemporary language. Thank you KT!
This app beats all others. My wife is from China and both of us use this app in preference to her Chinese apps and over the apps which I previously used.
The app contains so many practical features such as:
- audio pronunciation
- pinyin & Chinese characters
- flash cards
Finally, the vocabulary is huge.
Don't waste your money on any other app. Don't waste your time on other freebies. (After several years of use, I actually paid for this one!)
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- Category: Reference
- Updated: May 09, 2016
- Version: 2.9.1
- Size: 121 MB
- Languages: English, French, German
- Seller: Klaus Thul
- © 2008-2014 Klaus Thul
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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