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Chinese Language
    此網頁由香港中文大學人文學科研究所人文電算與人文方法研究室粵音電子字典組建立, 網頁主要取材自黃錫凌<粵音韻彙>一書。對每個字都提供了在線粵語讀音。
English Language   Go to Top
    Online version of the 1996 edition of the popular English language dictionary, featuring over 200,000 entries. Entries include pronunciation guide, definition, and brief etymology. Searchable only (no browsing).
  Ask Jeeves offers many innovative features and tools to help you get the information you need quickly and easily.
    This site is for "questions on English grammar, spelling, and usage; to search a dictionary of words, names or quotations; for help with writing; for crosswords and puzzles; and to learn about language.
  Cambridge Dictionary Online
    Students and scholars of the English language can use this site to search the full text of the Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. The dictionary provides examples of over 4,500 phrasal verbs currently used in American, British and Australian English.
  Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
    This edition of Brewer's "Dictionary of Phrase and Fable" was created from the 1898 edition of the text. They describe it as "Comprising over 18,000 entries that reveal the etymologies, trace the origins and otherwise catalog 'words with a tale to tell.'" Browsable and searchable. is the best general English-language dictionary online. Its simple search form hides a sophisticated multi-source search of Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, WordNet, The Free Online Dictionary of Computing, Jargon File, The Elements, Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary, Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary, U.S. Gazetteer, and the CIA World Factbook. Links on's home page lead to thousands of other English dictionaries (including WWWebster Dictionary), jargon dictionaries, writers' dictionaries, non-English dictionaries, and other language resources.
    An excellent hyperlinked dictionary and thesaurus. The search engine supports wildcards and right-hand truncation. A help page and pronunciation guide are included.
  OneLook Dictionaries
    A fast dictionary search tool which allows you to look up a word in 350 different dictionaries simultaneously, or pick specific dictionaries from a grouping of subject-specific ones. Includes Internet/computer, science, technology, business, sports, religion, acronym, and general dictionaries. You can also browse the dictionaries individually.
  Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
    A searchable online dictionary which contains 4,500 new words and meanings. Over 200 new notes teach you the difference between similar words.
  English-Chinese/Chinese-English  Go to Top
  Chinese Character Genealogy: An Etymological Chinese-English Dictionary
    This is an online English-Chinese dictionary. It also has a comprehensive list of Chinese studies.
  English-Chinese Online Dictionary
    It contains the key pronounciation and so on, with the way to get access Chinese-English online dictionary.
    This is an online English-Chinese / Chinese-English dictionary.

    免費在線詞典, 提供英英,英漢,漢英語詞,短語查詢。
    The electronic edition of the book Lin Yutang's Chinese-English Dictionary of Modern Usage.

    This is an online English-English / English-Chinese dictionary.

  Translation  Go to Top
    A dictionary with all definitions in English, but the ability to search for a word in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, and Spanish. Additionally, there is pronunciation file for each English word.

  Babilon Online Translator
    Converts phrases or webpages into (or from) English from (or into) Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese or Spanish. "AltaVista Translation Assistant provides you with a tool to translate a grammatically correct document into something comprehensible, but not perfect. You can help to improve translations (otherwise known as teaching the computer something) by submitting feedback." Warning: "Computerized translations often miss subtle meanings of words and don't accurately present many common sayings.