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By default, the Dictionary app has ten single-language dictionaries, three bilingual ones, and two thesauruses, as well as Wikipedia and a dictionary for Apple’s system terms. If you have a dictionary file in the stardict format, you can convert it to one that works with Dictionary using DictUnifer, a free tool created for this very purpose. Oxford Dictionary of English for Mac OS For the Windows version please see the Oxford Dictionary of English for WordWeb. The foremost single-volume authority on the English language - revised and updated in 2010 to include the very latest vocabulary.

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MDBG Chinese-English Dictionary for macOS

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Offline dictionary

Looking for an easy to use offline Chinese-English dictionary for macOS?Look no further!With the MDBG Chinese-English Dictionary for macOS you can quickly look up Chinese words using Chinese characters, Mandarin pinyin or the English definition.An internet connection is not required for using the dictionary, so you can use it anywhere, any time!

Features

  • Comprehensive Chinese-English word dictionary
  • Can be used offline, does not require an internet connection
  • Look up Chinese words using Chinese characters, Mandarin pinyin or the English definition
  • Mandarin Pinyin can be displayed with tone marks, numbers, colors or as Bopomofo
  • Detailed information is shown for every character in Chinese words, including Mandarin Pinyin, Yale Cantonese / Jyuping and Radical / Strokes

Try it FREE

A free trial version of the MDBG Chinese-English Dictionary for macOS is available for download:

The trial version does not have a time limit but it's content is limited to HSK level 1-4 words (Elementary & Intermediate, approximately 1500 entries). The full version features approximately 115.000 entries.

Please follow the instructions below if you see the following error during installation: “Installer.pkg” can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software

  • click 'Installer.pkg' with your right mouse button
  • click 'Open'
  • In the dialog that appears, click 'Open'
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The error appears on macOS 10.15 Catalina due to new security policies.

Please follow the instructions below if you see the following error during installation: “Installer.pkg” can’t be opened because it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store.

  • open 'System Preferences' from your 'Applications' folder
  • click on the 'Security & Privacy' icon
  • click the lock to make changes
  • set 'Allow applications downloaded from' to 'Mac App Store and identified developers'
  • now install the MDBG Chinese-English Dictionary for macOS
  • after the installation you can change the security setting back to it's original state

Purchase

You can purchase the full version of the MDBG Chinese-English Dictionary for macOS in our webshop:

Please try the free trial version before purchasing this product to ensure compatibility with your system.

System requirements

Supported operating systems:

  • Apple macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Apple macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • Apple macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Apple macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Tips

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Mouse over hover translation (as featured in MDBG Chinese Reader) is not supported by the MDBG Chinese-English Dictionary for macOS.It is possible to get popup translation in some programs such as Safari.To use the popup translations, install the full version of MDBG Chinese-English Dictionary for macOS and follow the instructions in the User Guide to set it up correctly.While using a program such as Safari, hover your mouse cursor over a Chinese word and press CMD-CTRL-D or use a three finger tap on the touchpad.A popup with the translation should appear.Sometimes OS X refuses to show translations for certain words / characters (due to limitations in OS X), it might help to select the word or character manually and press CMD-CTRL-D again.

Did you know that Chinese text input is bundled with macOS? This page explains how to enable it.

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Dictionary for mac os

Dictionary For Mac Os


Tip: The character dictionary gives detailed information about separate Chinese characters; the word dictionary contains words consisting of 1 or more Chinese characters.
Dictionaries For Mac Os
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With Dictionary on your Mac, you can easily get definitions of words and phrases from a variety of sources.

Tip: You can also quickly look up words while you’re working in an app or browsing webpages.

You can open Dictionary from Launchpad (click the Launchpad icon in the Dock).

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Search for a word or phrase in Dictionary

  • In the Dictionary app on your Mac, type a word or phrase in the search field in the upper-right corner of the Dictionary window.

    Note: If you add another Dictionary source, wait for it to download completely before searching for a word or phrase. For information about adding sources, see “Customize Dictionary sources” below.

    While reading the definition, you’ll see links (blue text) to related words. In addition, you can hold the pointer over any word or phrase and click to look up its definition.

    When you look up a word in a definition, a SnapBack button appears in the search field. Click it to return to your starting definition. You can also swipe left or right on your trackpad or click the previous or next button in the toolbar of the Dictionary window to move between definitions you viewed.

Make text smaller or bigger

  • In the Dictionary app on your Mac, click the font size buttons in the toolbar of the Dictionary window.

    You can also pinch with two fingers to zoom in or out.

Customize Dictionary sources

  • In the Dictionary app on your Mac, choose Dictionary > Preferences. You can select and reorder sources, such as Spanish or Korean dictionaries. You can set options for some sources, such as how to display pronunciations or which language of Wikipedia to search. The sources you select here determine the sources shown in Dictionary and when you look up words.

Hide profanity

  • You can use Screen Time System Preferences to restrict access to explicit content in Dictionary for yourself or for a family member. See Change Screen Time Content & Privacy preferences.

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If you search for a word and Dictionary can’t find any results, the word may not be in the sources selected in Dictionary preferences, or it may be restricted by Screen Time settings. If possible, Dictionary suggests alternative words.

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You can also use Spotlight to get a quick definition. Click the magnifying glass icon in the upper-right corner of the screen, then type a word or phrase.

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