Are there free dictionaries available online for download? I have been looking for data which provides multiple possible translations and examples, e.g.:

Input word: Nevertheless

Output: ("Dennoch", "Gleichwohl", "Doch") ; ("The team did not play well; nevertheless, it won the match.","He lost the match; nevertheless, he is a good player.")

I found some APIs providing translations, but they are not free or don't provide multiple translations or no examples. I am aware that good APIs cost money, but this is due to the fact that they are able to translate whole sentences, which is complicated. I am only interested in translating single words!

  • Why don't you buy a good bilingual dictionary? However, this is FREE: en.langenscheidt.com/english-german and probably the most famous of English<>German dictionaries.
    – Lambie
    Commented Nov 2, 2022 at 21:34

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I personally love to use Linguee because they provide a lot of examples from external sources, which is quite helpful when you are not familiar with a topic. It's not really for download though. But I just read that you can use their app offline.

  • linguee is filled with mistakes. Especially the sentences.
    – Lambie
    Commented Nov 2, 2022 at 21:33

For Japanese (from many other languages) there is the EDICT project.

EDICT had some "children", for example those listed here, and then there is CEDICT project for Chinese, although I don't know if example sentences are available there.

Bilingual sentence pairs can be obtained from Tatoeba.org project, from this link in bulk.

There is DictionaryForMIDs project, although I don't know which dictionaries available there (if any) have example sentences included.

There is FreeDICT project (same as above, I think the format they're using allows example sentences, but to find out if any are actually included you'll have to check on a case-by-case basis).

There is also GoldenDict (I think it can also open FreeDict dictionaries)


Parsed Wiktionary data in JSON should fulfill all requirements, downloadable here: https://kaikki.org/dictionary/rawdata.html

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