Oxford English-Chinese Dictionaries app

Develop your English skills with a range of dictionaries specifically designed for learners
 
Dictionaries currently included in the app are:
 
  • Oxford Advanced Learner's English-Chinese Dictionary (8ᵗʰ edition)
    Understand what words mean and how to use them
  • Oxford Learner's Thesaurus (English-Chinese edition)
    Find the right word and know the differences
  • Oxford Collocations Dictionary (English-Chinese 2ⁿᵈ ed.)
    Know how words combine and sound more natural

More dictionaries and updates will be added in the future!
 
 
 

About the dictionaries

Oxford Advanced Learner's English-Chinese Dictionary (8th edition)
 
Understand what words mean and how to use them
 
  • 184,500 words, phrases and meanings; 1,000 new words and meanings
  • Lots of useful example sentences
  • Real-voice audio for words and examples, British and American English both supported
  • Tappable illustrations, topic-based and coloured
  • Usage notes to show how words are used, including Collocations and Language Bank
  • Word Lists to learn the Oxford 3000 most important words, topic words, etc.
  • Useful references including geographical names and irregular verbs
 

Oxford Learner's Thesaurus (English-Chinese edition)
 
Understand the differences between similar words in written and spoken English and find the right words to say exactly what you mean – and enrich your vocabulary
 
  • 17,000 synonyms and opposites explained
  • 4,000 usage notes to identify the exact differences between synonyms
  • Real-life examples selected from corpus
  • Patterns and collocations to understand which words go together and use them correctly
 
 

Oxford Collocations Dictionary (English-Chinese 2nd edition)
 
Know which words work together and make your English sound more natural
 
  • 250,000 word combinations for 9,000 nouns, verbs and adjectives
  • 75,000 example sentences from the Oxford English Corpus
  • 25 usage notes on collocations shared by words such as seasons, currencies and languages; 10 special topics such as business and sport
 
 

App features

  • Integrated search - find words, phrases and examples in multiple dictionaries
  • Tap any word, label or cross reference to look them up instantly
  • Use Quick Access to jump to the different parts of an entry
  • Use My View to choose how much information appears in the dictionary entry
  • Add bookmarks and notes, set Learning Status, export your own word lists and notes
  • Traditional and simplified Chinese characters both supported
  • No internet connection required for dictionary search (except for audio playback of examples and geographical names)
 
 

Subscriptions and purchases

Subscription

Subscribe for 6 or 12 months to access all the dictionaries in the app, including any new dictionary and content updates to be added*

Try free for 7 days!**


*Subscriptions will auto-renew within 24 hours before they expire and you will be charged through your store account. You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal in your store account settings at any time.

**You can use the free trial only once. At the end of the free trial, the subscription fee will be charged to your store account unless you cancel the subscription in your store account settings at least 24 hours prior to the expiry. If you purchase a new subscription during a free trial, you will forfeit any free trial period remaining from your first subscription.

 
 

One-off purchase

Each dictionary can also be purchased individually for unlimited-time access.
 

Special offer for existing customers

Existing users of the Oxford Advanced Learner's English-Chinese Dictionary (8ᵗʰ edition) app can activate the dictionary in the new app for free, and enjoy a special 6-month free trial on all other dictionaries!

To enjoy the offer:
 
  1. Update the Oxford Advanced Learner's English-Chinese Dictionary (8th edition) app to the latest version
  2. Download the Oxford English-Chinese Dictionaries app from App Store by using the same device and Apple ID
  3. Once installed, open the new app and tap "Yes" when prompted to activate OALECD 8th ed.
  4. In the Catalogue screen of the Oxford English-Chinese Dictionaries app, "Oxford Advanced Learner's English-Chinese Dictionary (8ᵗʰ edition)" will be shown as "Purchased" in the "One-off purchase" section
  5. A special 6-month free trial* will be offered in your Subscription options. Follow the on-screen instructions to subscribe and start using the other dictionaries.

*You can use the free trial only once. At the end of the free trial, the subscription fee will be charged to your store account unless you cancel the subscription in your store account settings at least 24 hours prior to the expiry. If you purchase a new subscription during a free trial, you will forfeit any free trial period remaining from your first subscription.

System requirements

Supported operating systems:
 
  • iOS 10.0 or above
  • Android 5.0 or above

Contact us

For enquiries, please email dict.hk@oup.com.

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