Last time I talked about www.mdbg.net and its features.
This time I would like to talk about www.nciku.com as a great website.
Best Feature — Write a Chinese Character with your mouse to find its translational meaning!!!
Featured emails that are topic focused
Saved Vocabulary Lists
Stroke order demo
Pronunciation demo (both male and female)
Community based Q&A
Typical dictionary features of course
Video examples of meanings
Search Widgets – for your blog or website
Toolbar with tooltip dictionary
MSN robot – gives you quick translation of unknown words
nicku Mobile and iPhone App
nicku Mini – smaller version of the dictionary for when you are browsing other websites.
There are so many different applications and tools on this website that I have not been able to use them all. It is a wonderful website, but sometimes it can be a little much all on one page and it can take a while to get used to the organizational design. There are also a lot more advertisements on the website than with mdbg.net, however it is not overly cumbersome.
The feature I love the most is the ability to write a Chinese character with your mouse and then be able to find its meaning. I would love to find more sites that offer this option!
That’s all for today!