Focus on understanding Chinese, not just rote memorization. Highlight a range of text to immediately see an Auto-translation and hear the passage read aloud while you follow along with the Pinyin and English definitions. Imagine reading and understanding emails and websites. Focus your learning only on the words and content that's important to you. That's the power of augmented learning.
Highlight text with your mouse and HighlightScan™ pops-up to help you understand the selected text. See the Auto-translation in English (or your choice of language). With AutoPronounce enabled, hear words read aloud in Mandarin Chinese (or optional Cantonese). In the Reading panel, follow the Pinyin or Bopomofo annotations. The Detail panel, similar to the LiveScan window, lets you focus on the details of each word. Tag words as a Favorite.
Tip: Due to the formatting on specific web pages, it may be easier to highlight text from right-to-left than from left-to-right.
Review the pronunciation of any word(s). In the Reading panel, just click to hear any word read aloud.
MLX Auto-Translation is powered by web services from Microsoft Bing and Google and subject to access and cost policies that are subject to change at any time. An internet connection is required. At this time, Bing is currently free; Google Translate is $30 per year for one million credits.
The best translations are performed by experienced individuals who are fluent in both Chinese and your target language (like English). Auto-translations provide a very rough approximation of the meaning. These machine-based translations are frequently incorrect, humorous--or both. Use the Auto-translation with the MDBG's dictionary-based definitions for a more accurate understanding of the text.
Customize the popup window to show only the items you want:
HighlightScan works with Chinese text that can be selected or copied to your Windows clipboard; graphics and video are not supported.
To personalize Chinese Reader with your own definitions and usage notes, use the Professional Edition's custom word capabilities. Add custom dictionaries, too.
Overview on Lookup, Favorites and History lists
See translations from three popular Chinese to English websites
Get the power of Google Translate within MDBG popup windows
Essential reference for installing and activating (PDF)
Overview of LiveScan, HighlightScan and Main lists (Lookup, Favorites and History) windows (PDF)
Guided tour for the Settings dialog box (PDF)