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Wen Lin is an amazing piece of software that has all of the etymological features you are looking for. The central downside is that it is a bit pricey. Most universities have a copy, though, and there may be the opportunity to get some kind of student pricing discount. (Not sure if that applies to your case.)


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What are the right translations of these IT-related terms into (simplified) Chinese: app --> 应用 service --> 服务 consulting --> 咨询 Is there a reliable dictionary that includes such specialized contemporary terminology? The CKJ Dictionary Dict.cn -- an online Chinese/English dictionary [Others]


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I have had good results with the Stanford POS tagger.


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There is a web demo system called ICTCLAS (Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Lexical Analysis System). It was developed by the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science. There is also a web demo system from THULAS (Tsinghua University - Lexical Analyzer for Chinese), which was developed by the Nature Language Processing Group, ...


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I found the ABC Etymological Dictionary of Old Chinese to be a great source if you're interested in the evolution of the prounciation and meaning of Chinese words. It avoids etymology of character structure though; for that, I would suggest chineseetymology.org.


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金山词霸 is a popular E-C dictionary among Chinese users: http://www.iciba.com/ It also has a downloadable version: http://cp.iciba.com/ .


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The Mediawiki converter uses a combination of automatic information from the Unicode standard, SCIM tables, and other sources plus manual tweaks to build a set of translation tables. When going from Traditional to Simplified, some characters have been condensed into one. Translating back from Simplified to Traditional requires context that a computer is ...


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zhongwen.com has a very limited amount of information on each character's origin.


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There is NO software that can check Chinese grammar mistakes with satisfactory results. Automatic grammar analysis is hard. We cannot even get satisfactory result in word segmentation. (Well, this is the story in research field) Microsoft Word has the functionality of spelling and grammar check for Chinese (it may not be installed by default in non-Chinese ...


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Build Server: 编译服务器 to build: 编译(编译整个工程) a build: 一个版本的编译,编译的一个版本 a code drop: 一个代码实现 (minor milestone)


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Rossetta Stone has that feature standard. I've not used it, but I have friends who have with great success. Unless you get the tone correct, the software doesn't let you advance to the next word. It's pretty impressive. Don't know of any free options, though.


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Micheal's answer is good, but it's from a programmer point of view. Mine's from a Mandarin speaker's point of view. Version: 版本 Major version: 主版本 Minor version: 子版本 Revision: 修正版本 Build: 编译版本 Number: 号 According to Baidu GNU Style   zh: 主版本号.子版本号[.修正版本号[.编译版本号]]   en: Major_Version_Number.Minor_Version_Number[.Revision_Number[.Build_Number]]   e.g.: ...


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Sounds like you should investigate the localization features of your language. Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentUICulture = CultureInfo.GetCultureInfo("zh-CN"); string version = strings.Version.replace('%version%', '1.0.0'); version = version.replace('%build%', '0'); Console.WriteLine(version); With the information given in James Jiao's answer & comments, ...


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Only other two freely available that I'm aware of are Adsotrans and LDC wordlist. Adsotrans is based on CC-CEDICT, but they also include (for non-commercial use) software for segmentation, hanzi2pinyin and apparently some sort of semantic analysis. I don't know whether dictionary itself differs from vanilla CC-CEDICT. Their download contains SQL instead of ...


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If you want all of those mechanics of the language, aren't you just looking for a standard Spanish textbook? Any textbook for the languages you mentioned should cover the pronunciation rules, conjugation, common verbs with irregulars, etc. And it probably is accompanied by audio, as well. Seems just as good as any software for presenting that information. ...


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NTU has a very good one, and you can (I think) download it here: http://chinese.ntu.edu.tw/. It used to be free, but I don't know if they started changing. Also if you have Chinese friends you can ask them to correct your pronunciation.


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Understanding Addresses If you want to understand the structure of addresses, this Phonemica post is a good place to start. Turns out it's complicated. Roughly speaking, it's a hierarchical system working from the top down, from left to right. So, country (optional), province, prefecture level city, small town, district, etc. Unfortunately the levels are ...


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优先 expresses priority/precedence/privilege, but not urgency. In this specific sentence it feels redundant to me. I think the person was trying to emphasize that he/she should be the only one on the TO line and others on CC line are FYI (for your information) only.


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In terms of the individual 漢字 (characters), there's the classic 說文解字 (Shuowen Jiezi) written in the 1st to 2nd century AD, which is the first and the most authoritative Chinese dictionary to attempt to trace the origin and evolution of each character. An online version is available here, or ZDict as mentioned above also contains the Shuowen entry. The ...


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http://xh.5156edu.com/conversion.html copy the text that you want to convert and paste it in in the upper box, click on "查拼音" and you'll get the pinyin in the lower box. hope this help


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http://hanyu.iciba.com/pinyin.html and http://www.ifreesite.com/phonetic/ These websites may do the work, but only for plain text.


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Sorry pal, I don't think such software exist for a simple reason of exponential combination process. Chinese pronunciation has so many rules. Add on top of that, there are "occasional" special cases which may be frequent in usage. I gave it a minutes and I couldn't see how such a software could be designed to translate Chinese text to sound symbol. The ...


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To PinYin Please use: Chinese version of word or WPS, in word you can see: 用鼠标选中需要注音的文字(拖黑)——格式——中文版式——拼音(Word2003,XP……) for Word2007 or above version, switch to "Home" page and then click this:


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This is an excellent one (and it's free too ;) ) Yellow Bridge


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In this post I gave an overview of online resources: On http://ctext.org/dictionary.pl?if=en you can see how a character evolved, the simplified and traditional characters. Another similar website is http://www.chineseetymology.org/CharacterEtymology.aspx . Zdict is completely in Chinese: http://www.zdic.net/zd/zi/ZdicE7Zdic9BZdicAE.htm ...


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There's a list of etymology resources (including a couple already mentioned) on this page: http://mandarinportal.com/etymology.php


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Full-disclosure: I am the founder of Chinese Tutor. The feedback might not be 100% what you are looking for, but this does listen to your voice and give an indication of how well you pronounced each part of a word/phrase: Speaking - Chinese Tutor (Note: Google Chrome required)


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There are several downloadable dictionaries for lingoes. However, the dictionaries seem to be in a proprietary format and can only be accessed with lingoes.


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I found two but they are to be purchased and not free. McGraw-Hill's Chinese Illustrated Dictionary: 1,500 Essential Words in Chinese Script and Pinyin lay the foundation of your language learning; Illustrated Chinese-English Dictionary.


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You can try the "Youdao Dictionary" (有道词典) for iOS (available through the App Store). There's also a version for computers, and an online version.



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