What should we set as default dictionaries for your language combination?

We can now set specific dictionaries to appear by default for learners with specific interface languages. Now we need you to tell us the best dictionaries to use for your language combinations.

For example, what are the 3 best resources to show for English speaking German learners (German to English)?
German - English
Dict.cc
German verbs - Reverso
Context Reverso

French - English
Word Reference
Le Conjugueur
Reverso Context

Italian - English
Word Reference
Reverso Context
Verbi Italiani

Spanish - English
Word Reference
Reverso Context
Spanish Verbs Reverso

Turkish - English, English - Turkish
TurEng
Sesli Soszuk
English Verbs - Reverso

German - Turkish, Turkish - German
Beluka
German Verbs - Reverso
Google Translate

Korean - English -Korean
Naver
Daum

Czech - English, English - Czech
Seznam

Ukrainian/Russian - Engish - Ukr/Rus
Lingvo
Yandex
Reverso Context

Arabic-Eng
Reverso Context

Hebrew-ng
Reverso Context

Dutch-Eng
Reverso Context

Polish-Eng
Reverso Context

Portuguese-Eng
Reverso Context

Romanian-Eng
Reverso Context

Japanese-Korean
Naver

Chinese-English
MDBG
Baidu
Jukuu

Finnish-English
Verbix Verb Conjugator (all languages)

Swedish-English
Verbix Verb Conjugator (all languages)
Ord.se Dictionary

Japanese-English
Jisho
Tangorin

English-Japanese
Jisho
Tangorin
ALC

Please help us fill out this list. Tell us your language combos and suggested defaults. What are you favourite dictionaries to use on LingQ. Thanks!

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For spanish, I like spanishdict, google translate… and i don’t use a number 3 :slight_smile:

English-Turkish or Turkish-English

I highly recommend “TURENG”. Of course, if it is possible to add.

German-Turkish or Turkish-German

I use “beluka.de.” I am not sure if you can add them to use on LingQ. It’d be great, if you could.

for English speakers

Korean Naver and Daum
Czech Seznam
Polish Glosbe
Ukrainian/Russian Yandex Lingvo

Mark, do you mean the best dictionaries among those already available on LINGQ, or can we suggest existing digital dictionaries not yet available on LINGQ?

I used dict.cc a lot for my german - Lagenscheidt is also very good Schule - Englisch-Übersetzung - Langenscheidt Deutsch-Englisch Wörterbuch but I tend to find dict.cc is enough.

French and Italian I have been using reverso. I would like to find a similar Italian & French built dictionary like the Lagenscheidt is for German. There must be one for each of them but then I suppose reverso is enough for now (I am still beginner level in French and Italian so this might change when I become more experienced…)

I don’t suppose anyone knows of a good one for Greek and another one for Hebrew? (sorry to hijack the thread!)

Thanks all! I have updated the list. Since there are only 3 defaults, where possible we have gone with a dictionary, a verb conjugator and a dictionary that has phrase lookup. We know there are other good dictionaries but hopefully by showing three different types at the beginning we will make sure users know that different resources exist. Then, they can always go and adjust their list and try the other available dictionaries.

@ilearnlang - We were able to add those two Turkish dictionaries. Thanks for the suggestions!

@benscheelings - Yes, we can add dictionaries although not all dictionaries can be integrated with our system. But, if you know of better dictionaries that we don’t integrate with, let us know.

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Chinese - English

If I was to recommend 3 to mostly cover all stages of learning at lingq:
MDBG (MDBG Chinese-English Dictionary)
Baidu (https://fanyi.baidu.com/#zh/en/)
LINE (LINE Dictionary : English-Thai, Chinese-English, English-Chinese Dictionary)

What I mostly use:
MDBG (MDBG Chinese-English Dictionary)
Yellowbridge sentence search (http://www.yellowbridge.com/chinese/sentsearch.php?word=)
Jukuu sentence search (http://www.jukuu.com/search.php?q=)

*need to add query term to url for last two links

For studying Korean via Japanese, Naver’s Japanese-Korean dictionary is my go-to source. http://jpdic.naver.com

For Russian a very useful intrument is Ìîðôîëîãè÷åñêèé àíàëèç , which is not a translation-dictionary, but a dictionary of forms: it helps you to find the basic forms of Russian words and gives a survey of the other forms of that word.

For Swedish I recommend ord.se and webverbix, I looked up a few words to test it out. It reminds me a lot of Wordreference in that they have a translation for the meaning of the word as well as popular phrases used with that specific word. vebverbix has also a verb conjugator for Finnish I have tried both the Swedish and Finnish version.

For the Swedish version I can confirm that the verbs that I checked are correct I am slightly skeptic about the Finnish version. Still even if I am fluent in Finnish it is my weaker language and there are some grammatical thinks that I am not that sure about. The form that I am not sure about is the conditional there seems to be a tiny error.

http://www.ord.se/oversattning/engelska/?s=make&l=ENGSVE
http://www.verbix.com/webverbix/Swedish/erkänna.html
http://www.verbix.com/webverbix/Finnish/myöntä.html

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@benscheelings - Unfortunately, that site won’t work for us but we do have some good Russian resources already.

I’ve added most of those and updated the list some more. Thanks!