Oxford Languages and Google
Google’s Chinese dictionary is provided by Oxford Languages.
Oxford Languages is the world’s leading dictionary publisher, with over 150 years of experience creating and delivering authoritative dictionaries globally in more than 50 languages.
What is included in this Chinese dictionary?
This Chinese dictionary is widely considered to be the leading Simplified Chinese dictionary available. It features over 10,000 character entries, 100,000 defined terms, and 80,000 examples to provide accurate and meaningful guidance on how the Chinese language is spoken and written around the world.
How are our dictionaries created?
At Oxford Languages, we are committed to an evidence-based approach to creating dictionaries in order to provide the most accurate picture of a language.
Our dictionaries are based on analysis of genuine uses of words collected from real-life sources to determine a word’s definition, spelling, and grammatical behaviour, and to offer guidance on a word’s use based on this research.
We apply stringent quality checks to all dictionaries produced or acquired by our expert team so our users can feel confident in our ability to accurately and meaningfully represent each language.
Why do we include example sentences in our dictionaries?
Example sentences are designed to help people to understand words in the context in which they are commonly used. These sentences do not replace our definitions but give additional information.
Our example sentences are selected to support a word in the correct grammatical and semantic context without distracting from the essential information the definition conveys.
We do our best to eliminate example sentences that contain factually incorrect, prejudiced, or offensive statements and always welcome feedback on specific cases you feel do not meet our rigorous quality standards.
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