Bulgarian-English dictionary Advanced

24.300 entries, 6.600 examples, 57.900 translations

English-Bulgarian dictionary Advanced

20.300 entries, 7.200 examples, 51.100 translations

Chinese-English dictionary Advanced

14.700 entries, 7.200 examples, 35.300 translations

English-Chinese dictionary Advanced

15.900 entries, 4.900 examples, 30.900 translations

Croatian-English dictionary Advanced

23.300 entries, 5.400 examples, 47.900 translations

English-Croatian dictionary Advanced

20.400 entries, 7.200 examples, 45.800 translations

Czech-English dictionary Advanced

26.300 entries, 5.100 examples, 48.200 translations

English-Czech dictionary Advanced

20.600 entries, 7.500 examples, 43.900 translations

Dutch-English dictionary Advanced

25.600 entries, 3.800 examples, 48.400 translations

English-Dutch dictionary Advanced

20.400 entries, 7.300 examples, 45.600 translations

Estonian-English dictionary Advanced

21.600 entries, 4.200 examples, 41.900 translations

English-Estonian dictionary Advanced

20.300 entries, 7.200 examples, 38.700 translations

Finnish-English dictionary Advanced

22.100 entries, 2.900 examples, 41.600 translations

English-Finnish dictionary Advanced

20.200 entries, 7.100 examples, 41.100 translations

French-English dictionary Advanced

19.200 entries, 7.200 examples, 45.200 translations

English-French dictionary Advanced

20.500 entries, 7.400 examples, 49.500 translations

German-English dictionary Advanced

25.300 entries, 2.900 examples, 44.800 translations

English-German dictionary Advanced

20.600 entries, 7.500 examples, 43.400 translations

Greek-English dictionary Advanced

18.800 entries, 5.200 examples, 43.700 translations

English-Greek dictionary Advanced

20.300 entries, 7.200 examples, 40.200 translations

Hungarian-English dictionary Advanced

23.400 entries, 3.800 examples, 44.300 translations

English-Hungarian dictionary Advanced

20.400 entries, 7.400 examples, 42.900 translations

Italian-English dictionary Advanced

19.400 entries, 6.800 examples, 44.700 translations

English-Italian dictionary Advanced

20.500 entries, 7.400 examples, 47.500 translations

Japanese-English dictionary Advanced

18.500 entries, 9.600 examples, 48.900 translations

English-Japanese dictionary Advanced

20.000 entries, 7.000 examples, 44.300 translations

Korean-English dictionary Advanced

16.900 entries, 7.100 examples, 37.100 translations

English-Korean dictionary Advanced

18.500 entries, 6.500 examples, 36.800 translations

Latvian-English dictionary Advanced

19.100 entries, 6.300 examples, 42.900 translations

English-Latvian dictionary Advanced

20.000 entries, 7.000 examples, 37.200 translations

Lithuanian-English dictionary Advanced

19.200 entries, 5.500 examples, 41.900 translations

English-Lithuanian dictionary Advanced

20.300 entries, 7.100 examples, 38.500 translations

Norwegian-English dictionary Advanced

21.600 entries, 4.800 examples, 45.400 translations

English-Norwegian dictionary Advanced

20.200 entries, 7.200 examples, 41.700 translations

Polish-English dictionary Advanced

21.200 entries, 5.000 examples, 41.700 translations

English-Polish dictionary Advanced

20.400 entries, 7.200 examples, 39.200 translations

Portuguese-English dictionary Advanced

20.700 entries, 6.200 examples, 48.000 translations

English-Portuguese dictionary Advanced

20.400 entries, 7.200 examples, 52.400 translations

Romanian-English dictionary Advanced

17.200 entries, 7.400 examples, 42.000 translations

English-Romanian dictionary Advanced

20.300 entries, 7.100 examples, 44.200 translations

Russian-English dictionary Advanced

24.300 entries, 6.200 examples, 51.400 translations

English-Russian dictionary Advanced

20.400 entries, 7.300 examples, 47.500 translations

Serbian-English dictionary Advanced

22.200 entries, 5.300 examples, 46.500 translations

English-Serbian dictionary Advanced

20.400 entries, 7.200 examples, 43.900 translations

Slovak-English dictionary Advanced

25.300 entries, 5.100 examples, 46.800 translations

English-Slovak dictionary Advanced

20.600 entries, 7.500 examples, 43.200 translations

Spanish-English dictionary Advanced

19.300 entries, 5.700 examples, 45.500 translations

English-Spanish dictionary Advanced

20.600 entries, 7.400 examples, 50.900 translations

Swedish-English dictionary Advanced

21.700 entries, 4.000 examples, 42.600 translations

English-Swedish dictionary Advanced

20.400 entries, 7.200 examples, 38.600 translations

Turkish-English dictionary Advanced

14.600 entries, 9.000 examples, 42.900 translations

English-Turkish dictionary Advanced

20.400 entries, 7.200 examples, 41.100 translations

Ukrainian-English dictionary Advanced

20.500 entries, 4.700 examples, 44.100 translations

English-Ukrainian dictionary Advanced

19.000 entries, 6.400 examples, 38.700 translations

Vietnamese-English dictionary Advanced

12.600 entries, 11.900 examples, 38.800 translations

English-Vietnamese dictionary Advanced

20.300 entries, 7.100 examples, 39.100 translations

Why dict.com and not a translator or other available online dictionaries?

See the reasons below.

Dict.com versus other dictionaries

What clearly differentiates dict.com from other online dictionaries is the range of languages. Dict. com currently covers all combinations for 28 languages, not only the world's major languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian and Portuguese), but also for other European languages such as Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Turkish, Greek, Hungarian and many other.

Speaking of the scope and size of the project - in total dict.com offers 616 language combinations. All dictionaries feature well structured entries with clearly distinguished meanings, context notes, related phrases and examples of use, phonetic transcriptions of headwords or, amongst other things, covers all morphological forms of words and therefore allows searching in other than the basic form of the word. Each side of each dictionary contains over 20.000 entries, which, if published as a book, would fill at least 1000 pages, so it's extent is more than sufficient for students from beginners to intermediates.

Unlike most free dictionaries, dict.com will surprise the users with its user-friendly interface free of any annoying pop-up advertisement. A virtual keyboard is also available for users who need to enter characters which are not available on their keyboard. Dict.com is also compatible with mobile platforms and can be easily used on tablets or smartphones.

Dictionary versus a translator

When compared to translator tools such as the Google Translate or Bing Translator, dict.com is a real dictionary carefully prepared by real linguists and contains all the essential plus some extra information a user needs, to be able to clearly understand and choose appropriate vocabulary when writing or talking. Machine translators are based on large amounts of parallel texts in different languages, which are mostly automatically processed into specific language and translation models. The absence of human oversight and intelligence causes inaccuracies and sometimes even incorrectness of the resulting translation. The problems may multiply when neither of the languages used is English as machine translators usually translate the source text into English first and only after that into the target language. For example when translating from Spanish to German: the text would first be translated from Spanish to English and after that from English to German, which creates a lot of space for inaccuracies and errors to creep in.

As opposed to machine translators, our dictionaries are made by professional linguists and all entries included in the database are subjected to critical evaluation, manually processed and sorted out. This results in more complete and correct information which machine translators can only partially offer despite their virtual extent. Dictionary entries include properly differentiated meanings of each word and only correct corresponding translations and capture nuances in translations which translators don't, especially in cases where short language segments or individual words and phrases are to be translated. So you could say that a machine translator can not replace a good dictionary especially for language learners.

Dict.com also offers other useful extra functionalities – such as the phonetic transcription of entries, which helps you use the vocabulary in spoken conversation, or the full text search enabling you to look up words of phrases anywhere within the dictionary regardless of the direction of translation.