Imagine suddenly having the gift of understanding and speaking Chinese. Which websites would you visit? Who would you want to chat with--in Chinese? Start understanding news headlines, emails and documents as easily as reading English. It's all possible with the MDBG Chinese Reader.
Glide your mouse over Chinese text and MDBG Chinese Reader’s LiveScan™ window immediately explains the Chinese text and reads the words aloud in Chinese. MDBG Chinese Reader shows over 100,000 meanings of words and phrases from MDBG's CC-CEDICT, the world's most popular Chinese-English dictionary. With this dictionary is installed on your computer, it's always available--even when the Internet is slow or unavailable.
If English isn't your first (or best) language, the English meanings can be auto-translated into Dutch, Russian and dozens of other languages through Multi-Language Extensions (MLX). An Internet connection is required to access these web services.
Language learners tell us that immersion is one of the most powerful ways to learn Chinese. Memorizing vocabulary lists and guessing at multiple choices in games give a false sense of actually learning a language. By interacting with real-world information, learners can focus on subjects that are interesting and useful--not just follow a standardized textbook.
Highlight a range Chinese text and the MDBG HighlightScan window shows a rudimentary autotranslation (powered by Microsoft Bing and Google Translate) at the top. The center reading panel shows the actual Chinese text with Pinyin rubytext. Hover your mouse over any Chinese words in the reading panel and see all the details (meaning, usage notes, HSK Chinese proficiency level, Pinyin, Bopomofo, etc.).
From either LiveScan or HighlightScan windows, right-click your mouse to see a list of actions you can take for the selected Chinese word(s).
- Search: find contemporary or historical examples of this word(s) in news, websites, photos, MP3, encyclopedia, forums and videos. Click to search in Chinese from MDBG, Nciku, Zdic.net. Baidu, Bible Gateway, Flickr, Google, Hudong, Ifeng, Sina, SoSo, Tudo, Twitter, Wikipedia, Youku and YouTube are also available
- Pronounce: hear the word(s) pronounced in Mandarin Chinese
- Copy/Copy from: copy selected details (Simplified text, traditional text, definition, Pinyin, Bopomofo) or everything to the clipboard. Paste into Microsoft Word, Outlook or your favorite application
- Word: Edit or add a new word(s) to your personal Chinese-English translation dictionary
- Export: Saves selected words into a text file
Use Chinese Reader's LiveScan and HighlightScan to understand Chinese text in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsofot Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), PDF documentss and even inside Microsoft Windows (file explorer, control panel, dialog boxes).
Hear Chinese text read aloud in Mandarin Chinese. Chinese Reader 6 now automatically pronounces words as you follow along in Pinyin or Bopomofo.
Chinese Reader shows complete, dictionary-based meanings for every Chinese word or phrase. When you need a "quick and dirty" automated translation of text, Chinese Reader can also display auto-translations from Microsoft Bing and Google Translator.
Auto-Pronounce, Copy+, Lists and other new features are highlighted in the Feature Guide.