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Datasets


LANGUAGE
TYPE
LANGUAGE DATA
 
Afrikaans
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 12000
Number of definitions: 16500
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Respelling
Inflected forms: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Standard Afrikaans
Arabic
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 127000
Number of translations: 197000
Total examples and idioms: 69000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Arabic-English: transliteration in Latin characters |
 English-Arabic: IPA
Inflected forms: Arabic-English: plurals & verbal nouns | English-Arabic: irregular forms
Regional varieties covered: Modern Standard Arabic
Arabic
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 64000
Number of definitions: 98000
Total examples and idioms: 69000
Etymologies: 3000
Inflected forms: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Modern Standard Arabic
Bulgarian
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 31000
Number of translations: 54000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: English-Bulgarian: IPA
Inflected forms: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Standard Bulgarian
Bulgarian
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 20000
Number of definitions: 31000
Total examples and idioms: 22000
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Standard Bulgarian
Chinese (Simplified)
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 121000
Number of translations: 370000
Total examples and idioms: 140000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Chinese: pinyin | English: IPA
Inflected forms: English irregular forms
Regional varieties covered: Simplified Chinese
Chinese (Simplified)
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 74000
Number of definitions: 97000
Total examples and idioms: 81000
Etymologies: 250
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: pinyin
Regional varieties covered: Mandarin Chinese
Chinese (Traditional)
synonyms
Number of synonym entries: 8000
Synonyms: 4000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Pinyin
Regional varieties covered: Hong Kong, Traditional Chinese
Chinese (Traditional)
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 121000
Number of translations: 370000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Chinese: pinyin | English: IPA
Inflected forms: English irregular forms
Regional varieties covered: Traditional Chinese
Chinese (Traditional)
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 51000
Number of definitions: 70000
Total examples and idioms: 66000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Pinyin, Zhuyin & Cantonese romanization
Regional varieties covered: Hong Kong Traditional Chinese edition
Croatian
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 107000
Number of definitions: 136000
Total examples and idioms: 37000
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Standard Croatian
Czech
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 72000
Number of definitions: 122000
Total examples and idioms: 179000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Respelling
Inflected forms: Yes
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Standard Czech
Danish
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 45000
Number of definitions: 61000
Total examples and idioms: 87000
Etymologies: 21000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Dania
Inflected forms: Yes
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Standard Danish
Dutch
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 98000
Number of definitions: 150000
Number of translations: 310000
Total examples and idioms: 66000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: IPA
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Regional varieties covered: Standard Dutch; Belgian Dutch
Dutch
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 70000
Number of definitions: 110000
Total examples and idioms: 41000
Etymologies: 170
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Respelling
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Standard Dutch; Belgian Dutch
English (SA)
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 66000
Number of definitions: 100000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: IPA
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: South African and Standard English
English (UK)
(Children’s Illustrated, Age 8+)
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 13000
Number of definitions: 20000
Total examples and idioms: 5000
Etymologies: 200
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Respelling
Inflected forms: Yes
English (UK) (Children’s, Age 7+)
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 5000
Number of definitions: 6000
Total examples and idioms: 2000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Respelling
Inflected forms: Yes
English (UK) (Children’s, Age 8+)
synonyms
Number of synonym entries: 3000
Synonyms: 20000
Total examples and idioms: 11000
 
English (UK) (Schools’, Age 10+)
synonyms
Number of synonym entries: 9000
Synonyms: 51000
Total examples and idioms: 7000
 
English (UK) (Schools’, Age 11+)
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 19000
Number of definitions: 37000
Total examples and idioms: 8000
Etymologies: 4000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: IPA
Inflected forms: Yes
English (UK)
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 130000
Number of definitions: 176000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: IPA
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: British, US, Australian, Canadian, Indian, Irish, New Zealand, North American, Northern English, Scottish, South African, Welsh, West Indian
English (UK)
synonyms
Number of synonym entries: 18100
Synonyms: 570000
Antonyms: 21000
Total examples and idioms: 40000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Respelling
Regional varieties covered: British, US, Australian, Canadian, Indian, Irish, New Zealand, North American, Northern English, Scottish, South African, Welsh, West Indian
English (US) (Children’s, Age 8+)
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 18000
Number of definitions: 30000
Total examples and idioms: 10000
Etymologies: 1000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Respelling
Inflected forms: Yes
English (US) (Children’s, Age 8+)
synonyms
Number of synonym entries: 6000
Synonyms: 45000
Total examples and idioms: 18000
 
English (US)
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 123500
Number of definitions: 169000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Respelling
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: US, British, Australian, Canadian, Indian, Irish, New Zealand, North American, Northern English, Scottish, South African, Welsh, West Indian
English (US)
synonyms
Number of synonym entries: 16600
Synonyms: 318000
Antonyms: 11000
Total examples and idioms: 35000
Regional varieties covered: US, British, Australian, Canadian, Indian, Irish, New Zealand, North American, Northern English, Scottish, South African, Welsh, West Indian
Finnish
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 96000
Number of definitions: 107000
Total examples and idioms: 131000
Etymologies: 1000
Inflected forms: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Standard Finnish
French
(Children’s, Age 11+)
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 16000
Number of translations: 30000
Total examples and idioms: 18000
Inflected forms: Yes
French
(Children’s, Age 7+)
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 16000
Number of translations: 30000
Total examples and idioms: 18000
 
French
(Schools’, Age 10+)
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 16000
Number of translations: 22000
Total examples and idioms: 15000
Inflected forms: Yes
French
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 119000
Number of translations: 550000
Total examples and idioms: 145000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: IPA
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
French
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 33000
Number of definitions: 54000
Total examples and idioms: 49000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: IPA
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Standard French; Quebec French
German
(Children’s, Age 11+)
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 16000
Number of translations: 24000
Total examples and idioms: 13000
Inflected forms: Yes
German
(Schools’, Age 10+)
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 15000
Number of translations: 23000
Total examples and idioms: 11000
Inflected forms: Yes
German
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 134000
Number of translations: 520000
Total examples and idioms: 118000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: IPA
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
German
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 47000
Number of definitions: 66000
Total examples and idioms: 60000
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Standard German; Northern German; Southern German; Swiss; Austrian
Greek
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 56000
Number of definitions: 98000
Total examples and idioms: 112000
Etymologies: 47000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: IPA
Inflected forms: Yes
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Standard Greek
Hebrew
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 53000
Number of definitions: 104000
Total example and idioms: 120000
Etymologies: 42000
Inflected forms: Yes
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Standard Modern Hebrew
Hindi
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 35000
Number of translations: 135000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Respelling
Regional varieties covered: Standard Hindi
Hindi
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 70000
Number of definitions: 107000
Etymologies: 35000
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Standard Hindi
Hungarian
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 90000
Number of definitions: 143000
Total examples and idioms: 58000
Etymologies: 17000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Respelling
Regional varieties covered: Standard Hungarian, Transylvanian, Sub-Carpathian, Slovakian
Indonesian
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 90000
Regional varieties covered: Standard Indonesian; Jawa; Minangkabau; Sunda
Italian
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 161000
Number of translations: 450000
Total examples and idioms: 161000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: IPA
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Italian
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 96000
Number of definitions: 198000
Total examples and idioms: 79000
Etymologies: 88000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: IPA
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Can full inflections be provided: YesRegional varieties covered: Florentine, Genoese, Neapolitan, Pisan, Roman, Venitian, Emilian, Ligurian, Lombardian, Romagnan, Sardinian, Tuscan
Japanese
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 134000
Number of definitions: 102000
Number of translations: 454000
Antonyms: 1000
Total examples and idioms: 165000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Japanese: kana | English: IPA
Inflected forms: English irregular forms only
Regional varieties covered: Standard Japanese
Japanese
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 63000
Number of definitions: 83000
Total examples and idioms: 52000
Etymologies: 5000
Regional varieties covered: Standard Japanese
Japanese
synonyms
Number of synonym entries: 50000
Synonyms: 50000
Phonetics: -
Regional varieties covered: Standard Japanese
Korean
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 310000
Number of translations: 949000
Total examples and idioms: 232000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: IPA
Inflected forms: English irregular forms only
Regional varieties covered: Standard Korean
Korean
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 588000
Number of definitions: 568000
Total examples and idioms: 157000
Etymologies: 57000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: hanguel 
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Regional varieties covered: Standard Korean
Latvian
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 27000
Number of definitions: 47000
Total examples and idioms: 77000
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Standard Latvian
Mongolian
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 36000
Number of translations: 135000
Total examples and idioms: 1200
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: IPA
Northern Sotho
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 10000
Number of translations: 18000
Total examples and idioms: 2000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Respelling
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Norwegian
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 78000
Number of definitions: 99000
Total examples and idioms: 77000
Etymologies: 35000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Respelling
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Standard Norwegian
Polish
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 354000
Number of definitions: 4000
Number of translations: 144000
Total examples and idioms: 138000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: IPA
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Polish
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 102000
Number of definitions: 130000
Total examples and idioms: 200000
Etymologies: 20000
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Standard Polish
Polish
synonyms
Number of synonym entries: 81000
Synonyms: 85000
Antonyms: 5000
Regional varieties covered: Standard Polish
Portuguese
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 200000
Number of translations: 320000
Total examples and idioms: 130000
Phonetics: Portuguese-English: N | English-Portuguese: Y
Phonetic transcription: IPA
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Portuguese
monolingual
Number  of defined terms: 126000
Number of definitions: 354000
Total examples  and idioms: 88000
Etymologies: 109000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: IPA
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Acre, Açores, África, Alagoas, Alto Alentejo, Algarve, Alentejo, Amazonas, Amazônia, Angola, Amapá, Ásia, Brasil, Centro-Oeste do Brasil, Norte do Brasil, Nordeste do Brasil, Sul do Brasil, Sudeste do Brasil, Bahia, Beira, Beira Alta, Beira Baixa, Beira Litoral, Baixo Alentejo, Cabo Verde, Ceará, China, Distrito Federal, Douro, Douro Litoral, Espírito Santo, Estremadura, Fernando de Noronha, Guiné-Bissau, Goiás, Índia, Maranhão, Madeira, Minas Gerais, Minho, Moçambique, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Portugal, Norte de Portugal, Nordeste de Portugal, Sul de Portugal, Sudeste de Portugal, Sudoeste de Portugal, Pará, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Paraná, Ribatejo, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rondônia, Roraima, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Sergipe, São Paulo, São Tomé e Príncipe, Timor Leste, Tocantins, Trás-os-Montes
Romanian
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 67000
Number of definitions: 100000
Total examples and idioms: 16000
Phonetics: Yes
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Regional varieties covered: Standard Romanian
Russian
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 87000
Number of translations: 290000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: English: IPA
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Russian
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 43000
Number of definitions: 59000
Total examples and idioms: 54000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Respelling
Inflected forms: Yes
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Standard Russian
Slovenian
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 116000
Number of definitions: 202000
Total examples and idioms: 373000
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Standard Slovenian
Spanish (Children’s, Age 11+)
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 15000
Number of translations: 28000
Total examples and idioms: 18000
Inflected forms: Yes
Spanish
(Schools’, Age 10+)
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 13000
Number of translations: 24000
Total examples and idioms: 16000
Inflected forms: Yes
Spanish
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 117000
Number of translations: 500000
Total examples and idioms: 141000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: IPAInflected forms: irregular forms only
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Spanish
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 63000
Number of definitions: 120000
Total examples and idioms: 75000
Etymologies: 5000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Respelling
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Andes, Argentina, Bolivia, Caribbean, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Cono Sur, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala,Honduras, Latin America, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, River Plate, South America, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Spanish
synonyms
Number of synonym entries: 25000
Synonyms: 12000
Antonyms: 9000
Regional varieties covered: Standard and Latin American Spanish
Swedish
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 62000
Number of definitions: 101000
Total examples and idioms: 125000
Total examples and idioms: 125000
Etymologies: 69000
Phonetics: Yes
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Can full inflections be provided: Yes
Regional varieties covered: Standard Swedish
Thai
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 37000
Number of translations: 120000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Thai: respelling | English: IPA
Inflected forms: irregular forms only
Thai
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 41000
Number of definitions: 81000
Total exampled and idioms: 15000
Etymologies: 7000
Phonetics: Yes
Phonetic transcription: Respelling
Regional varieties covered: Standard Thai, Northern dialect, Central region dialect, North-eastern dialect, Southern dialect
Turkish
monolingual
Number of defined terms: 96000
Number of definitions: 119000
Total examples and idioms: 25000
Etymologies: 26000
Inflected forms: Yes
Can full inflections be provided: -
Regional varieties covered: Standard Turkish
Vietnamese
monolingual
Number  of defined terms: 46000
Number of definitions: 47000
Total examples and idioms: 67000
Etymologies: 1000
Regional varieties covered: Standard Vietnamese
Zulu
bilingual
Number of translated terms: 10000
Number of translations: 20000
Total examples and idioms: 1000
Inflected  forms: irregular forms only

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