Have you ever wanted to learn how to say “vampire” in Chinese? Well, now you can, with the addition of an exciting new database to the Overlake Library: the Oxford Language Dictionaries Online.
Students and the Overlake Community now have 24 hour online access to bilingual dictionaries in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish, and may search words in any of those languages for a translation to or from English. In addition, the Oxford Language Web “contains approximately 7,500 of some of the commonest words across 13 languages, including Polish, Arabic, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, and Thai.”
Some of the other capabilities (copied from Oxford Language Web):
- Listen to pronunciation
- Choose the right word or phrase using contextual clues and examples
- Insert accented characters (or letters from a different alphabet) using a handy virtual keyboard
- Insert Chinese characters using a helpful pop-up Radical and Character Index
- If you can’t find an exact match, the “Did you mean” feature can help you find the entry you’re looking for
- Print, email, cite, or link all entries
Or Link to the Oxford Language Dictionaries from our Library Database by Subject Page .
(By the way, the Chinese word for vampire is吸血鬼, xīxuèguǐ)