Chinese Dictionary

This app provides the Hoepli edition of the Chinese-Italian/Italian-Chinese Dictionary from Zhang Shihua. The aim of this dictionary – licensed by Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press – is to represent the actual use of Chinese and Italian vocabulary, using methodological principles in accordance with nowadays requirements of bilingual users. The dictionary is the ultimate tool for both native speakers of Chinese studying Italian, and Italians studying Chinese. The piniyin transcription of headwords and of all acceptions of Chinese entries, together with the use of latin alphabetical sorting even for entries in the Chinese-Italian section, make the use of this dictionary extremely easy also for those who are not particular confident with Chinese ideograms.

The Chinese-Italian part of the app includes more than 20,000 headwords that well represent the enrichment of modern Chinese language. The Italian-Chinese part offers a repertoire with more than 30,000 entries and refers to the several Italian dictionaries published in recent years, which reflect neologisms and trends in contemporary Italian language. Particular attention is devoted to phraseology, to examples of use in which every single voice, in every sense, is achievable or realized. The examples were chosen based on the higher frequency they have in the current average use.

Main features
  • Check for updates online and use of the dictionary offline
  • Interface available in Italian, Chinese and English
  • 42,500 headwords
  • 50,000 among examples, compound expressions, and idioms
  • Pinyin transcriptions of Chinese headwords and translations
  • Latin alphabet sorting of the Chinese-Italian section
  • Clear graphic presentation and easy consultation
  • Research history
  • Table with abbreviations used in the dictionary
  • Ability to report suggestions, errors, lemmas not found
  • Search the index, by entry and in full text
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