We’ve just released a massive new English-Chinese dictionary add-on, the New Century English-Chinese Dictionary 《新世纪英汉大词典》 from Collins + 外研社. It’s available for $29.99 via the “Add-ons” screen and our online store.
This is a brand new English-to-Chinese dictionary – published in 2016 – and contains a whopping 240,000 entries, making it comparable in size / scope to our older 21st Century dictionary. It also features 130,000 example sentences, the most of any single C-E or E-C dictionary we’ve ever offered (by comparison, 21C has about 50,000, our built-in PLC dictionary has 63,000, and ABC C-E has about 18,000). It also includes helpful English sense discriminators to let you quickly find the specific English sense of a word like “air” or “narrow” that you want to convey in Chinese. And as the product of a Sino-British joint venture it excels both at English (with comprehensive coverage of words and their senses, based on the authoritative Collins corpus) and Chinese (with good accurate idiomatic translations).
As with all E-C dictionaries of this size/scale, there’s no Pinyin, but you can easily look up the Pinyin for individual words in entries by tapping, and as with all of our dictionaries you can hear example sentences read out loud by tapping on the speaker icons next to them.
As of today, we’re replacing the 21st Century dictionary with this new dictionary in our Professional bundle; anybody who’s bought the Professional Bundle since July 1st will automatically get this dictionary for free (just go into Registration / Check for other purchases), and future purchasers will get it included instead of 21st Century.
You can download a demo of this title in Add-ons to try it out; go into Add-ons, go into its detail page, tap on the button to download the demo, and when that download finishes tap on the button (still on that detail page) to browse through the dictionary’s entries.
We have many more exciting dictionary launches planned for the next year; also, stay tuned for an update on progress / features for our hotly anticipated Big Flashcard Revamp.