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A Linux terminal online dictionary, based on `Cambridge Dictionary <>`_

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From PyPI:

pip3 install cambrinary

Look up 'hello' for example:

cambrinary -w hello

word hello

multi-languages support

in chinese(traditional)

cambrinary -w world -t chinese

word world

Supported language list

  • english
  • french
  • german
  • chinese
  • japanese
  • italian
  • russian
  • korean

multi-words support

powered by coroutine, support as many as words you like,

cambrinary -w hello word

word hello-world


cambrinary -w hello word -t chinese

even or more

cambrinary -w one two three four five -t french

Support phrase

cambrinary -w kick-off


cambrinary -w kick-off -t japanese

Customize your color scheme

Your cambrinary, you design.

Use conf.json to customize the color scheme, for instance, setting pronunciation, definition or example_sentence as you like. They could be in bold format, blue foreground and black background, or any supported format and colors. All supported color please refer to

For develop mode

You can change and test locally by, git clone the repo, cd in the repo folder, run:

python3 -m venv venv
source venv/bin/activate
pip3 install .  (try `curl | python3` to update pip3 if any error)
# and then
cambrinary -w world

Once you change the code, re-run pip3 install .


logs is written into ~/.local/share/cambrinary/dict.log in the append way.

Road map

more development plan, please refer to Wiki


cambrinary --help

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