It is great to let you know that today, we are going to cross a milestone for the subscriptions to Word of the Day emails.
Every day, we send emails to subscribers with English and Hindi word along with an example sentence. These subscribers are keen to improve their English and Hindi vocabulary and we are proud to help them in this effort.
If you would like to subscribe, please go to subscription page and provide us your email address (we do not send junk or spam).
If you are an active subscriber to the Word of the Day emails, we look forward to hearing from you on how it helps you.
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At no time and under no circumstance is any available personally identifiable information of the users (registered or otherwise) is shared with 3rd parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
Today, we launch another first in Indian language dictionaries - bilingual auto-complete feature that enables quick and easy searching in English, Hindi and other Indian languages.
Now, you can just start typing English words or Hindi words using phonetic spelling, and you will see a list of possible words. Just use keyboard or mouse to select that word and you will get results. Or, if you are used to just pasting words to search, you can continue to do that as well. And yes, it works for all Indian regional languages too!
As always, please let us know any feedback you may have using the contact form. We hope you will find this feature useful.
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Microsoft has recommended Shabdkosh.com as the top resource for Hindi/English dictionary.
In its Hindi language style guide, Microsoft has recently listed Shabdkosh.com as the top resource for Hindi/English dictionary. This style guide is useful for those localizing English language software or other software and web products in Hindi. We take it as a recognition of our work!
One of our enthusiastic users has developed a Shabdkosh.com search Accelerator for Internet Explorer. With this Accelerator, you can select a word and search in Shabdkosh directly from another web site. Read more for simple installation process.
What is Internet Explorer Accelerator?
Internet Explorer Accelerators are a form of selection-based search which allow a user to invoke an online service from any other page using only the mouse introduced by Microsoft in Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10.
Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, or Internet Explorer 10 is required to install this Search Accelerator.
How it works?
When we select textual information on a web page, a menu comes us with “Define with Shabdkosh” as an option. Choosing this option allows to search selected text or word within Shabdkosh.com in a single click.
Please click the button below (the click will work only in Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10 browsers).
The button looks like this button in the image below.
Select any word in a web page. A blue icon appears. Click on the blue icon and it will have an “Define with Shabdkosh” option. Select that option and it will open Shabdkosh.com showing results with the selected word.
Please let us know if you have difficulty using it. Thank you!
This IE Search Accelerator is brought to you by Ramesh Kumar.
We are pleased to announce that Hindi audio pronunciations are also available now!
In the middle of 2008, Shabdkosh was the first online English Hindi Dictionary to provide English audio pronunciations. Now, you can also listen to Hindi pronunciations. To use this feature, just click on the “speaker” icon near Hindi meanings.
The Hindi audio pronunciation is also available when you search for Hindi words.
If you have feedback, please feel free to contact us.
We are happy to inform that Shabdkosh site for mobile devices is now live. Please visit http://m.shabdkosh.com.
The mobile site will work on mobile phones that have a web browser with Hindi Unicode support.
A typical result page for dictionary search is shown in the screenshot below.
It has been tested to work on the iPod, iPad and iPhone. It may not work on older Android and Blackberry mobiles because of unavailability of Hindi font.
Please let us know if you have difficulty using it on your mobile device that supports Hindi. We look forward to your feedback!
The contribution interface from home page resulted in some incorrect votes and translations. To prevent this, users from now on will have go to contribute section of the site to add/review new translation pairs. This will ensure that only keen users will contribute.
We have just completed some changes to the home page. Now, you can see the Quote and Word of the Day from main page. You can also contribute and review contributions from home page.
1. Quote of the Day and Word of the Day are now on front page.
2. You can review the contributions from home page itself. If you are logged in, your reviews are also recorded in your account.
3. You can contribute Indian language meanings/translations from home page. To enter a Indian language meaning, just type in English and press space. It will show the Indian language version. For example, typing namaste and SPACE will make it “नमस्ते”!
4. The contribute section has been redesigned. Please take a look.
To extend the popular “Quote of the Day” and “Word of the Day” columns to Indian languages beyond Hindi, we would like to invite interested individuals.
To be considered, you must meet following criteria.
1. Ability to type in Unicode in the language you are interested in and familiarity with computers and internet.
2. Ability to complete the work in time with no compromise on quality.
3. Passion for the Indian language(s) you are interested to write in.
If you are interested, please send an email with brief background information about you as well as a sample Quote/Word of the Day in the regional language of your choice. You can see the Hindi Quote/Word of the Day and prepare your composition in a similar manner.
Those selected will be notified by email and we can negotiate compensation for your services. Thank you!
આ સાઈટ અંગ્રેજી થી ગુજરાતી અને ગુજરાતી થી અંગ્રેજી ની સુવિધા ઉપલબ્ધ કરે છે. નવેમ્બર ૨૦૦૩ માં સ્થાપિત, રોજ ના હજારો વાચકગણ આ સગવડ નો લાભ માણે છે. આપ ગુજરાતી અને અંગ્રેજી ના અર્થ આ સાઈટ પર શોધી શકશો. આપનું યોગદાન આ સાઈટ ને સફળ બનાવવા માં સાથ આપશે.
ఈ సైట్ ఆంగ్లేయం నుంచి తెలుగుకి మరియు తెలుగు నుంచి ఆంగ్లేయానికి అనువాదపరుచు నిఘంటువు. ఇది 2003 లో ఆరంభం జరిగినప్పటి నుంచి వేల మంది ప్రతి రోజు ఈ సైట్ని ఉపయోగించుకుంటున్నారు. ఇక్కడ తెలుగు మరియు ఆంగ్లేయ పదాలకు అర్థాలు లభించును. మీరు ఈ నిఘంటువుని మెరుగుపరచటానికి సహాయపడతారని ఆశిస్తున్నాము.
After six years as a English-Hindi dictionary, we are now extending this site to other Indian languages. Over time, we will continue to make these dictionaries better. As always, we welcome your feedback!
ही वेब-साइट मराठीतून इंग्रजीत आणि इंग्रजीतून मराठीत अनुवाद करते. नवेंबर २००३ च्या शुभारंभापासून आज पर्यंत या साइट चा दर दिवशी हजारो लोकांनी अनुभव घेतला आहे. आपण ही या साइट वर इंग्रजी आणि मराठी शब्दांचे अर्थ शोधा. आणि आम्हाला ही डिक्षनरी अजून ही चांगली बनवण्या साठी सहाय्य करा. धन्यवाद!
இது ஒரு அகராதிக்கான இணையம். இதில் ஆங்கிலம் மற்றும் தமிழ் மொழியில் பயன்படுத்தப்படும் வார்த்தைகளுக்கான பொருள் கொடுக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. மேலும் ஆங்கிலத்திலிருந்து தமிழிலும் மற்றும் தமிழிலிருந்து ஆங்கிலத்திலும் மொழி பெயர்க்கலாம். 2003 நவம்பர் மாதத்திலிருந்து இயங்கி வரும் இந்த இணையத்தை ஆயிரக்கணக்கான மக்கள் தினந்தோறும் பயன்படுத்தி வருகின்றனர். உங்களையும் இந்த இணையத்தை பயன்படுத்தி அகராதியை மேன்மேலும் சிறப்படையச் செய்யுமாறு வேண்டிக் கொள்கிறோம்.
Many of the recent contributions are English-Urdu translation pairs. While we adore Urdu as a language, please be aware that this dictionary is an English-Hindi dictionary. So, please only contribute those Urdu words that are regularly used in Hindi speaking areas. And while doing so, please indicate Urdu as the language of origin of the word you are contributing. We hope you will help make this distinction!
This site started in November 2003 as a dictionary with not even a domain name! Then, it got its own domain
Here is how it looked at that time.
It was one of the leading Hindi language sites in the world to use latest web technologies and present Hindi text in Unicode format. Then, traffic started to grow and it went through a redesign. In late 2004, it got a new look and some new features.
The site saw continuous rise in the number of visitors, especially from India. We had to increase server capacity and along with that, refreshed the look and feel of the site once again. In 2006, we introduced an online virtual keyboard for Hindi typing. Again, this was among very few sites to have the virtual keyboard and Hindi typing facility built into the interface.
To enhance the database, we sought help from our users. This led to the development of contribute interface.
In 2009, there was a complete revamp which took a long time to develop. The site was moved to dedicated servers and redesigned for performance to support millions of searches every month.
This site serves users from over a hundred cities in India. The way our user base is spread out shows the cosmopolitan nature of Hindi speakers. Several cities in the Southern part of India have a significant number of users.
It is also evident the large parts of central India and western India have hardly any Internet penetration. Most rural areas have near zero Internet penetration. Given that India has only 45 million Internet users, it is hardly surprising. It is less than 5% of the population!
In the first week of transition to the new look of Shabdkosh, we got a lot of emails.
A large number of users from India, Australia, UAE, USA and other countries complained about the change in the Hindi input facility. User convenience is top priority for us and so, we have brought the features back! You would now see the two most popular keyboard interfaces
There were some minor issues in using the Contribute system on Internet Explorer 8. We have corrected that also.
Next, in some older browsers, the search form was not displaying correctly. That is also corrected. If you still see issues (for example, in IE6 which we are unable to test), please let us know.
As usual, if you like this site, please recommend it to others.
Here is a English-Hindi dictionary that you can install on the computer and do not need to be online to search meanings. It is a very good dictionary.
This dictionary is a combined package of StarDict (a free dictionary software under GPL) and Shabdajali. Shabdanjali has been developed by the Language Technology Research Center at Indian Institute of Information Technology in Hyderabad, India.
This is the Shabdanjali Dictionary that is licensed under GPL. Once you download this file to your computer, it can be opened using WinZip (or some other program that can read Zip files). There will be one file for each alphabet and that will have words, meanings and example sentences.
The search box is a powerful way to search dictionary entries. You only need to type in your query in Hindi or in English. There is no need to use any signs like ‘+’ or "AND" to create search strings. If there is a space in your query, then just give space.
When you perform a search, then the search system looks for an exact match. If it cannot find any match, it tried to seek other matches that may be closely related to your search.
During search, the search engine also looks for words that sound or are spelled similar to your query. On the result page, it shows some of the such words with their translations. You can click on any of these suggested words to see the meaning.
If you wish to know more, please let us know by writing to us.
The Hindi text on this site is generated in Unicode (UTF
-8). If you can read the following sentence, then your computer/operating system is unicode compliant and you should not have any problem using this site.
हिन्दी भारत की राष्ट्र भाषा है।
If you cannot view the Hindi sentence above, the following suggestions may be helpful.
If you have Windows 2000 or a more modern version of Windows, the support for Unicode is built in. If you can not see the Hindi sentence above, you should go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Regional Options. In the General tab, set all the languages you may want to display. Depending on which languages you set, you will be able to process multilingual data through all your applications, including your browser. This adds fonts as well as system support for these languages. The Arial Unicode MS font works well with this site. The picture below show the windows through which Input Locales and Language Settings can be configured in Windows 2000.
Having Internet Explorer will give you less problems with Windows operating systems. However, Mozilla also works fine with Unicode encoded multilingual web pages.
Windows 98 and older
If you have Windows 98 or an older version, it might be useful to visit the Unicode Consortium’s help pages on display problems. It seems that users with less technical background may find it easier to just upgrade their operating systems and web-browsers though it may not be the cheapest alternative.
In MAC OS X and later versions have Unicode support is built in and there should be no problems. For MAC OS 9.x, try using the Installation CD to install language packs.
With the XFree86 version 4.0 and above, Unicode fonts should be already installed. On a typical system running RedHat 8.0 and above with the web browser version supplied with the OS, Unicode fonts should work without any problems. Please see Unicode Display problems page for details.
Unfortunately, there is no support for nicely formatted printing at this time. You may copy/paste content to any Unicode friendly word processor (like MS Word, Notepad etc.) and then print the words/meanings you want. The English Hindi dictionary is continously being improved. You may find printing support available in future.
You can enter hindi meaning by typing the hindi word in English if you are using the transliteration facility. This facility is provided so that you can enter Hindi text without requiring special software.
There are few things to note. Hindi text entry will work properly only on Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista.
We invite you to participate in improving this dictionary and in creation of the best English/Hindi dictionary in the world. Your contribution will add to the vocabulary of the dictionary and will benefit other users.
The contribute system provides a collaborative interface to improve the dictionary by sharing the knowledge of our users. Interested users can suggest translations. These suggestions are then opened to other users for voting and for corrections/improvements. When 10 votes are received by a submission, it is assumed to be correct and is added to the dictionary. When a submission is edited by other user, it is also opened for voting. Eventually, the correct translation will receive enough votes and that will become part of the dictionary. Over time, we believe that it will help in the growth of dictionary and ensure quality at the same time.
Here are some of the ways in which you can help this dictionary:
Vote on existing translations that other users have contributed
By voting on an existing translation, you can approve submissions from other users. When the number of votes is at least 10, the entry is considered verified. Users are only allowed to vote once per user and once per computer.
Correct or improve upon the existing entries contributed by other users
Any unverified entry that is already there can be modified to improve it. The modified/edited entry becomes another possible option that people can vote on. Generally, only one of the possible suggested translations will win in the voting process. The winning entry becomes a verified entry in the dictionary. The one that does not win is not open for voting anymore.
Add new entries for words/phrases that are not there in the dictionary at present
You can also start a new entry by entering the English/Hindi translation. When you add a new entry, it is open to other for voting and for editing. When your submission receives at least 10 votes, it becomes part of the dictionary.
Complete Hindi translation for requested entries
There are thousands of words that still need Hindi translation. These words have been searched for but we did not have any proper match on these searches. You can help in completing these entries. When you suggest a translation for any of these, it also is opened for voting by other users.
If you decide to help with this effort, we suggest that you register yourself. It takes less than five minutes and will make it possible for you to track the voting process for your contributions.
Finally, we must say that the collaborative system works properly only in an environment of trust. So, we request you to help us achieve that. Needless to say, we do monitor the internet addresses from where activity on the sites originates. At best, any attempt to cause harm to the system will result in blockage of that computer or user. We hope that we will not have to do any of that.
We welcome you to participate in building the collaborative dictionary!
Today, this online dictionary is one of the top sites for Indian language reference. However, we believe that there is a lot of potential for improvement. We hope that with the help of our knowledgeable users, we can make lot of improvement in the quality of this dictionary. So, we have developed an interface that allows interested users to contribute to the dictionary using an easy interface. It is our hope that with the help of knowledgeable individuals around the world, especially in India, this will become the richest English Hindi dictionary in the world. Depending on how good the collaborative efforts are, we also plan to start releasing the dictionary for download. That will let us give the results of collaborative efforts back to the user community and ultimately, help the users and learners of Hindi.
The online English Hindi dictionary started as a small project with an aim to just make a website in Hindi. Dictionary was chosen as an application because there was no good quality online dictionary at the time and also because making a dictionary involves lot of challenge. The first version was a very simple site with about 15,000 words from the public domain dictionary compiled by Ram Narain Lal in 1936. Over time, the vocabulary was improvised and today it has tens of thousands of words. This site has grown in popularity because of its easy interface and strong vocabulary database. And we stay committed to improving it continuously.
This website debuted in 2003 as an attempt to provide users with easy access to a English-Hindi dictionary. We remain committed to the goal of making it one of the finest reference sites for Indian languages. Starting with a very humble site that was first announced in an online Hindi forum, today this site serves English and Hindi meanings to users in over 180 countries!
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WordNet 3.0 from Princeton University
We also use WordNet 3.0 database for development of the Hindi dictionary. Below are the license terms of the Princeton University.
WordNet Release 3.0
This software and database is being provided to you, the LICENSEE, by Princeton University under the following license. By obtaining, using and/or copying this software and database, you agree that you have read, understood, and will comply with these terms and conditions.:
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In the English to Hindi dictionary provided on this site, the efficiency of search is improved by morphological processing on user queries. The morphological processing algorithms have been implemented as described in the WordNet 2.1 documentation. The exception tables (a part of Morphy - WordNet’s Morphological Processor) for nouns, verbs and adjectives are directly used from WordNet 2.1 under the terms of the license shown below.
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We started off the dictionary with help from the dictionary compiled by Shri Ram Narain Lal, "Student’s Practical Dictionary", published in 1936. This work is now in public domain and is also available for download from this website and several other places on the internet.
This dictionary is intended only for online use at present. While this dictionary is not available for download, we have some other dictionaries that you can download. These dictionaries are in public domain or under GPL license.
इस अंग्रेज़ी हिन्दी अंग्रेज़ी शब्दकोश में आप आसानी से हिन्दी और अंग्रेज़ी शब्दों के अर्थ ढूंढ सकते हैं। नवम्बर 2003 में आरम्भित इस शब्दकोश का आज लाखों लोग उपयोग करते हैं।
The word ‘Shabdkosh’ is the Romanized spelling of the Hindi word for ‘Dictionary’. This site provides an English to Hindi Dictionary as well as a Hindi to English Dictionary. We invite you to help make this dictionary better!
After six years of serving Hindi users, this dictionary has now extended to other Indian languages. Over time, we will continue to make the dictionary better.
Online English Hindi Dictionaries
Here is a selection of English Hindi dictionaries on the internet.
Shabdkosh.com is one of the few online English Hindi dictionaries that has powerful search system and is rapidly growing! This is also the top ranked (by Google, Yahoo and Live Search) English Hindi dictionary site in the world. It supports both English to Hindi and Hindi to English searches. For help with pronunciation, it has audio playback facility for English words.
In recent years, many prominent Hindi news organizations have improved their online presence. From the unreadable and non-standard fonts, we now have several quality standard compliant sites. Here is a list of some of them.
Dainik Bhaskar (meaning Daily Sun) is one of the fastest growing Hindi newspaper in Northern India.
The Rajasthan Patrika (more commonly known as Patrika) is a popular newspaper in north west of India. The online version is now in Unicode.
This site was conceptualized, designed and implemented by Maneesh Soni in late 2003. He created this site out of passion for Hindi language and for the internet as an enabling technology. His other interests include photography, art, travel, tinkering and flying small planes. He is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India where he studied Electrical Engineering.