iOS7 comes with a dictionary?

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  1. mesmerized

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    Hi,
    Before I updated the system (the action I took too hastily and have regrets about) I read the list of updates that iOS7 brings with it... There was something about English-Chinese dictionary and I'm wondering now what Apple meant there. I was hoping an inbuilt app would be added but I can't find it. Was it just me or you guys also noticed a point about a dictionary?
     
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    There is a blurb from Apple about iOS 7 having a "Chinese-English bilingual dictionary." I would think it'd be a default if you select China as your region (or live in China). But, it appears you can download the dictionary. To do:

    Select a word and then picked the "Define" option from the pop-up:

    (1) Pick Define (after selecting a word):

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    (2) Select the bottom left button ("Manage"):

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    (3) Then, scroll through the available dictionaries to find the Chinese-English one:

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    (4) Press the cloud icon with the down arrow and I should think the dictionary will download to your iPad.

    Hope this helps.

    Marilyn
     
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    Thanks a lot Mickey!
     
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    This also works in apps like iBooks, or basically any app that calls on the dictionary class. But the addition of more app support and such is a great addition in iOS 7. Definitely props to Apple
     
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    oooo nice! i never knew we had a dictionary? thanks
     
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    I believe it was introduced in iOS 6. It's been a while but I think there was a dictionary addition with it. I'll look at the update notes to see if I can find it. I'm not sure if it's universal for iOS 6 as I've tweaked my iPad to be able to define it, but I've used it a few times in iBooks and a few other Apple-based apps like Pages. Thumbs up to Apple for not requiring you to open up a new tab in your browser or switch to your browser and manually Google it yourself.
     

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