Bring the ChinesePod experience to your Classroom. Learn more about ChinesePod SchoolZone BETA here.
Say It Right Series

Handheld dictionary

Posted by user33683 August 25, 2011 in the Group General Discussion.


I have been studying Chinese for quite a while, at first in China and now back at home.  I bought quite a good handheld dictionary (Besta) 5 years ago, but now it is broken and I need to replace it.  The selection of dictionaries availble here in Melbourne seems quite limited, but I have friends in China who can help me buy one if I know what I want.

So I wondered if anyone could recommend a good dictionary for me?  I want the following features:

Multiple input methods for Chinese, including pinyin and writing characters.  It would be good to have multiple character pinyin input - for example, type shucai as one word ratehr than first shu, select the character and then cai.

I prefer Oxford to Longmans English dictionary.

Need to find pinyin for characters and preferably words; nice if it could be in the same screen as English translation (my current one only has it in Chinese-Chinese section).

Nice to have a chengyu section.



Comments (9) RSS

loading... Updating ...

To comment, please login.

Not sure if your comment is appropriate? Check our Commenting Policy first.

New lesson idea? Please contact us.