Tibetan-English Dictionary

Tibetan-English Dictionary Free App

Rated 4.42/5 (73) —  Free Android application by Christian Steinert


About Tibetan-English Dictionary

Note: an online version of this dictionary application is also available at: http://dictionary.christian-steinert.de
Furthermore, you can also download the Android APK file for this application for manual installation at http://www.christian-steinert.de.

This dictionary app contains several Tibetan-English, Tibetan-Tibetan, and Tibetan-Sanskrit dictionaries. Thanks go to the authors and compilers of these dictionaries and glossaries without whose work this app would not be possible. The following material is currently contained:
- Dr. Alexander Berzin's English-Tibetan-Sanskrit Glossary.
- Richard Barron's glossary. © Copyright 2002 by Turquoise Dragon Media Services.
- Thomas Doctor's Tibetan-English terms
- Tibetan and English terms from: "Buddhist Terms - Multilingual Version", Edited by Peter Gäng and Sylvia Wetzel, Buddhist Academy Berlin Brandenburg (June 2004)
- "Verbinator" Tibetan Verb Dictionary (Verbinator 2000). Taken from: Hill, Nathan (2010) "A Lexicon of Tibetan Verb Stems as Reported by the Grammatical Tradition" (Munich: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, ISBN 978-3-7696-1004-8. If you want to support the author and the publisher please consider buying this book (regular price: 58 EUR plus shipping).
- Tsepak Rigdzin - Tibetan-English Dictionary of Buddhist Terms
- The Uma Institute for Tibetan Studies Tibetan-Sanskrit-English Dictionary (Version: June 2015) by Jeffrey Hopkins and others.
- "Common Chinese-Tibetan-Sanskrit-English Buddhist Terminology", Compiled by Chung-An Lin, assisted by Hou-Wha Wang (only the English and Tibetan terminology is incluced in the application so far).
- Dan Martin: “Tibetan Vocabulary.”, April 2003.
- Glossary for Mipham Rinpoche's Gateway to Knowledge, Vol. 1 (Rangjung Yeshse Publications)
- James Valby's Tibetan-English Dictionary. © James Valby.
- Ives Waldo's glossary compilation. © Ives Waldo.
- Glossary of Tibetan Computer Terms by the China Tibetology Research Center
- Various Tibetan definitions from major textbook authors of Sera Monastery (Tibetan)
- Dung Dkar tshig mdzod chen mo (Tibetan)
- Dag yig gsar bsgrigs (Tibetan)
- Mahavyutpatti (Sanskrit terms)
- Glossary Based on the Mahāvyutpatti and Yogacarabhumi compiled by Richard Mahoney (Sanskrit terms)
More information about these dictionaries is available inside of the app itself.

Input occurs in Wylie or with a Tibetan keyboard layout (you can for example use the Tibetan keyboard from "Iron Rabbit" (Lobsang Monlam) which is available in the Google Play Store if you don't want to type in Wylie transliteration). If you prefer wylie input then you can use the app straight away without installing any additional keyboards.

See also www.christian-steinert.de for further resources and pointers to other Tibetan dictionary programs.

Common Problems:

This app needs to extract about 100 MB of dictionary data onto your device. This means that you need to have sufficient space on the internal memory of your device so that the app will work. If you have enough space but still encounter any problems when the applications starts up then please contact me and I will try to understand the problem that occurs on your device. Normally the app should work on all devices with Android 4.0 and higher but if it doesn't work for you then let me know. Some older Android devices have problems with showing the Tibetan font in the text field in which you are typing. In this case the only thing you can do is to change the application settings and tell the application to show the input text in Wylie transliteration instead of Tibetan script.

How to Download / Install

Download and install Tibetan-English Dictionary version 0.0.10 on your Android device!
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Android package: de.christian_steinert.tibetandict, download Tibetan-English Dictionary.apk

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App History & Updates

What's Changed
* Added new Dictionary: Tsepak Rigdzin - Tibetan-English Dictionary of Buddhist Terms
* Fine tuning for Tibetan input:
** an additional input mode is available via the settings where the input always remains in Wylie transliteration whereas all other Tibetan text is shown in Tibetan script.
** The input field does not get cleared anymore when clicking on it - instead there is an additional button to clear the input if desired.
* other minor changes
Version update Tibetan-English Dictionary was updated to version 0.0.10
More downloads  Tibetan-English Dictionary reached 10 000 - 50 000 downloads

What are users saying about Tibetan-English Dictionary

by K####:

I now use this as my primary dictionary, replacing both Monlam and The Tibetan Translation Tool. The app works perfectly and has not crashed or failed once. It works exactly the same as the desktop version. I appreciate the ability to input Wylie or Tibetan so that there is no need to switch back and forth between keyboards. The inclusion of Verbinator is very helpful, as verb tense is not included in complete form anywhere else. Thank you for this dictionary.

by K####:

It is very good for me, it is useful in t learning Tibetan to english word about religion, all guys don't worry about this word meaning, all are benefit.... it save many time for learning.. Thanks all members...

by Y####:

ཐུགས་རྗེ་ཆེ་ very useful

by E####:

Really useful dictionary for me. Thank you for app provider!

by K####:

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by O####:

Been using it for quite some time now with no problem at all. Has a very extensive (offline!) database, searching in many different dictionaries. Thugs rje che!

by K####:

I would rate this higher if I could get the Tibetan font to display. Am able to use Monlam dictionary without a problem. As it is now, it's not very useful.

by Y####:

Lots of mistaken words in Tibetan. Otherwise, it's Brillant! Thank you!

by W####:

Excellent. Is there a desktop version incl all these dictionaries?

by A####:

Beautiful and easy to use!

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by A####:

Great job

by X####:

working on my samsung j7 on lollipod with multiling keyboard

by K####:

completely fake one can't open it. it says need to wait for few minutes at first and i tried it for a night but nothing opens

by K####:

App only free mony app

by K####:

It's very useful us. Thanks

by K####:

Really useful one!

by R####:

Just great!

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Thank you we like it ....

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