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A tiny command-line dictionary that scrapes Just for fun.

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Dict-tiny is a command-line utility that can translate English and Chinese words, which makes it easy to translate words from command-line interface. Just for fun :)

You can use dict-tiny in this way:

Translate an English word or Chinese word

$ dict-tiny book
book  英[bʊk][bʊk]
n. 书籍;卷;账簿;名册;工作簿
vt. 预订;登记
n. (Book)人名;()(广东话·威妥玛)()北;()
$ dict-tiny 书
书  [shū]

Translate the word in clipboard

Use -c/--clipboard to translate the word in clipboard:

$ dict-tiny -c
command line


  • -c/--clipboard has high priority. If you add -c and a word at the same time, the word will be considered invalid.

Get more detail translation about the word

Use -m/--more to get more detail translation:

$ dict-tiny 曾经 -m
曾经  [céng jīng]

more detail:
======== 副词 ========
  (表示有过某些行为或情况) once:
  He once lived in Shanghai.
  She has taken part in a major battle for oil.
$ dict-tiny dictionary -m
dictionary  英['dɪkʃ(ə)n(ə)rɪ]美['dɪkʃə'nɛri]
n. 字典;词典

more detail (collins):
======== N-COUNT 可数名词 ========
 · 词典

A dictionary is a book in which the words and phrases of a language are listed alphabetically, together with their meanings or their translations in another language.

 例: ...a Spanish-English dictionary.


  • You can use -c and -m at the same time, which means get more detail translation about the word in clipboard.
  • Some words have a lot of translation that may occupy the entire screen.


You can install dict-tiny via the pip package manager.

$ pip3 install dict-tiny


$ pip3 install --upgrade dict-tiny

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