More on Chinese Translation Websites

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.

Features included:

Best Feature — Write a Chinese Character with your mouse to find its translational meaning!!!

Example sentences

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

Picture associations

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!

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I am a lover of China. I graduated from the University of Hawaii's China International MBA in 2010. At BYU, my undergraduate degree in history focused on modern US and Asian history. I am an expert negotiator and recently negotiated a multimillion dollar contract with the LPGA and IMG to bring the first ladies professional golf tournament to Mainland China since its first tournament in 2008. While in Utah, I helped an online marketing start-up company grow from 20 employees to over 120 employees as Director of Operations and later VP of Sales and Marketing. Whether its China, strategy, or sales, I love being with people and helping them see their own unique offering and how to align themselves accordingly.
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