Oxford English-Chinese Dictionaries app

Develop your English skills with a range of dictionaries specifically designed for learners

** Quarterly word updates exclusively available for subscribers **

April 2021
- Added 150 new words/meanings related to Generation Z, diversity and inclusion, family and relationships, personality and emotions

January 2021
- Added 150+ new words/meanings related to life under Covid, food and drinks

October 2020
- Added 120 new words/meanings related to business, economics and work

July 2020
- Added 200+ new words/meanings related to the coronavirus pandemic, health, society and politics


 
Dictionaries now included:
 
  • Oxford Advanced Learner's English-Chinese Dictionary (9ᵗʰ 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 edition)
    Know how words combine and sound more natural

  • Oxford Business English Dictionary (English-Chinese 2ⁿᵈ edition)
    All the help you need to do business in English

  • Oxford Idioms Dictionary (English-Chinese 2ⁿᵈ edition) 
    Helping you make light work of idioms

  • Oxford Phrasal Verbs Dictionary (English-Chinese 2ⁿᵈ edition) 
    All the help you need to get plugged in to phrasal verbs

  • Oxford American Dictionary (English-Chinese edition)
    Learn to speak and write American English
 
  Oxford English-Chinese Dictionaries app
 

About the dictionaries

Oxford Advanced Learner's English-Chinese Dictionary (9th edition)
 
Use OALECD to understand what words mean, learn how to say them, and know how to use them.
 
  • 1,000+ extra entries that are exclusively available in the app but not the print dictionary (app drawer, geotag, homeshoring, tiger mother, vlog, YOLO ...)
  • 185,000 words, phrases and meanings, with over 6,000 new words, new meanings and revisions (helicopter parent, gamification, micropayment, mouthfeel, filibuster ...)
  • Lots of useful example sentences
  • Real-voice audio for words and examples, British and American English both supported
  • Topic-based, coloured illustrations
  • Usage notes to show how words are used, e.g. Language Bank, Which Word?, Grammar Point
  • NEW Express Yourself notes - find the right words for everyday situations
  • NEW Wordfinder notes - look up meeting and find agenda, convene, chair
  • Word Lists to learn the Oxford 3000 most important words, topic vocabulary, similar words, etc.
  • Useful references including geographical names and irregular verbs
  Oxford Advanced Learner's English-Chinese Dictionary (9th edition)
 
     

Oxford Learner's Thesaurus (English-Chinese edition)
 
The Oxford Learner’s Thesaurus helps you understand the differences between familiar words such as easy and simple, while learning words you may not know such as effortless, painless, and plain sailing.

Understand the differences between similar words, 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 Learner's Thesaurus (English-Chinese edition)
 
 
 

Oxford Collocations Dictionary (English-Chinese 2nd edition)
 
In English you say strong wind but heavy rain. It would not be normal to say heavy wind or strong rain. What other adjectives can we use to describe the rain? What verbs do we often use with 'rain'?

The Oxford Collocations Dictionary shows you which words work together. It helps you express your ideas naturally and convincingly and is very useful for writing essay and reports.​

 
  • 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
  Oxford Collocations Dictionary (English-Chinese 2nd edition)
 
 
 

Oxford Business English Dictionary (English-Chinese 2nd edition)
 
Can you tell the differences between words like 'customer', 'client', and 'clientele'? What does 'security' mean and how is the word used in finance and law? What does 'elasticity of demand' refer to in economics?

This dictionary gives you all the help and information you need to do business in English.

 
  • 30,000 words, phrases and meanings from marketing to manufacturing, accounting to finance, trade to transport
  • Real examples from a corpus that includes newspapers, journals and textbooks
  • Common phrases showing words you always use together
  • Notes with information on aspects of business, language and vocabulary
  • Illustrations to explain business concepts and equipment
  Oxford Business English Dictionary (English-Chinese 2nd edition)
 
 
 

Oxford Idioms Dictionary (English-Chinese 2nd edition)
 
Helping you make light work of idioms
 
  • Over 10,000 English idioms from British and American English, with real-life examples to show you how to use them
  • 100s of Notes explaining difficult vocabulary and Origin notes on how idioms came into use
  • Opposites show you an idiom with the opposite meaning
  • Cartoon illustrations to help you remember the idioms
  Oxford Idioms Dictionary (English-Chinese 2nd edition)
 
 
 

Oxford Phrasal Verbs Dictionary (English-Chinese 2nd edition)
 
All the help you need to get plugged in to phrasal verbs
 
  • 7,000 British and American phrasal verbs, with 12,000 examples to help you use them correctly
  • 4,000 collocations show you which words usually go together
  • 2,000 synonyms and opposites
  • 100+ synonym notes help you choose the right verb (make up or invent? find out or discover?)
  • 12,000 grammar codes show you the correct word order (look a word up? look up a word?)
  • Guide to the particles explains the meanings of out, to, up, etc. to help you with unfamiliar phrasal verbs
  Oxford Phrasal Verbs Dictionary (English-Chinese 2nd edition)
 
 
 

Oxford American Dictionary for learners of English (English-Chinese edition)
 
American English differs from British English not only in pronunciation (tomato, writer) but also in vocabulary (elevator, hydro), spelling (center, catalog), and grammar (I just saw her, your English has gotten better). This dictionary is written specifically for learners of American English.
 
  • 42,000 words, phrases, and meanings (Parliament Hill, spring break)
  • Real voice American English audio
  • 35,000 examples show how words are used
  • 300 usage notes on language and culture
  • 650 color illustrations
  • Learn words from the Oxford 3000TM, the Academic Word List  and different subject areas
  • Useful references, such as States and Provinces, Canadian English
  Oxford American Dictionary for learners of English (English-Chinese edition)
 
 
     

App features

  • Integrated full-text search - find words, phrases and examples in multiple dictionaries
  • Supports both traditional and simplified Chinese characters 
  • 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
 
 

Subscriptions and purchases

Subscription

Subscribe for 12 months* to access all of the dictionaries in the app, including any new words and new dictionaries we add!

Try free for 14 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.

 
  Subscription

One-off purchase

Each dictionary can also be purchased individually for unlimited-time access.
 
 
Oxford Advanced Learner's English-Chinese Dictionary (9th edition)   Oxford Business English Dictionary (English-Chinese 2nd edition)   Oxford American Dictionary for learners of English (English-Chinese edition)    
Oxford Learner's Thesaurus (English-Chinese edition)   Oxford Collocations Dictionary (English-Chinese 2nd edition)   Oxford Idioms Dictionary (English-Chinese 2nd edition)    Oxford Phrasal Verbs Dictionary (English-Chinese 2nd edition)

Special offer for existing customers of Advanced Learner's Dictionary 8th edition

Oxford Advanced Learner's English-Chinese Dictionary (8ᵗʰ edition) app conversion
Try free for 3 months!

Existing users of the Oxford Advanced Learner's English-Chinese Dictionary (8ᵗʰ edition) app can activate the dictionary in the new Oxford English-Chinese Dictionaries app for free, and enjoy a special 3-month free trial on all the other dictionaries, including OALECD 9th edition.

To enjoy the offer:
 
  1. Update the Oxford Advanced Learner's English-Chinese Dictionary (8th edition) app to the latest version 1.9.2.
  2. Download the new Oxford English-Chinese Dictionaries app from App Store. Make sure the new app is downloaded onto the same device as the old app, using the same Apple ID that you have used to purchase the old app.
  3. Once installed, open the new app and follow the on-screen instructions to activate OALECD 8th edition.
  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 3-month free trial* will be offered in the Subscription section. 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.

Special offer for existing customers of Business English Dictionary

Oxford Business English Dictionary (English-Chinese 2nd edition) app conversion
Existing users of the Oxford Business English Dictionary (English-Chinese 2nd edition) app can activate the dictionary in the new Oxford English-Chinese Dictionaries app for free.

To enjoy the offer:
 
  1. Update the Oxford Business Engilsh Dictionary (English-Chinese 2nd edition) app to the latest version 1.5.
  2. Open the updated app, tap "Download and activate now" to download the new Oxford English-Chinese Dictionaries app from App Store. Make sure the new app is downloaded onto the same device as the old app, using  the same Apple ID that was used to purchase the old app.
  3. Once the new app is installed, open the old app and tap the "Download and activate now" button again.
  4. In the "Catalogue" screen of the new app, "Oxford Business Engilsh Dictionary (2nd edition)" will be shown as "Purchased" in the "One-off purchase" section.

System requirements

Supported operating systems:
 
  • iOS 10 or above
  • Android 9 or above
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FAQ

Q: Can I use my purchases on multiple iOS devices?
Yes, you can use your purchases on any iOS device without paying again. Please log in your devices with the same Apple ID that you have used to make your purchases. See https://support.apple.com/en-hk/HT211841
 
Q: Can I use my purchases on multiple Android devices?
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Q: Can I use OECD on my Android devices if I have already made purchases on App Store?
Q: Can I use OECD on my iOS devices if I have already made purchases on Google Play?

No, sorry. Purchases need to be made separately on the two platforms.

Q: Can I share my purchases with my family?
No, sorry. Family Sharing is not provided.

Q: Can I use OECD on my PC or Mac?
Sorry, not at the moment. We are hoping to develop a desktop version in the future.

Contact us

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