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A fresh look for Naver Dictionary

My best friend ^^ Whenever I’m using the com, there will always be one window on firefox with 6-7 tabs just for Naver Dictionary. Both Korean-English and Korean-Korean.

I got quite a shock when I realised that the Korean-English dictionary has undergone a makeover and I’m pleased with the results. Although it will take sometime to get used to it again.

Some of the new features:

English translation in the search box

I like it! Sometimes you just want a quick search and this helps alot.You don’t have to go to the actual page to find out the meaning.

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Split Sections

The addition of audio clips for each phrase/sentence is really helpful – to Koreans who are learning English. How I wish they have the Korean version of it 😀 I like how the font of the word and its 한자 is bigger ^^ Sometimes the complicated strokes of the traditional Chinese characters stumped me. I’ll have to zoom in to take a proper look. Now I won’t have to (:

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They have a separate category for phrases (속어). Hmm. I’m not so sure if I like it as of now. Some of the examples here overlaps with those in the earlier section.

Go under the cut! ^^

 

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Here, they have full sample sentences that were taken from real sources. I like how they have more examples here compared to the past version.

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   One thing I’m not so happy with is that everything is so spaced out, I’ll have to keep scrolling up and down!! The screencaps I’ve taken didn’t show everything. And I have to split it into 3 in order to show the different sections. But for the original version, one screencap and I capture everything!

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Hmm. I need some time to get used to it. >< I’ve been using the Korean-Korean dictionary more often nowadays. Buts sometimes I get a little lazy 😀 But it’s a good thing though, the examples offered differs sometimes.

What do you think? New or Old?

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    alodia
    5 February, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    I use et-house more.
    http://www.et-house.com/

    But I need to stop myself from using it too much. I tend to rely on the sample sentences when I try to construct a sentence. I think it would be better for me to use the Haansoft Dictionary software I have instead. 😐

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