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Python module for NAVER English-Korean and Korean-English dictionaries

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Python package for NAVER English-Korean and Korean-English dictionaries


Search of both English-Korean and Korean-English dictionaries is provided.


Ndic works by crawling the web To crawl, it uses Requests and BeautifulSoup.

Therefore, you should use it in Internet Environments.

Ndic supports Python 2.7 & 3.4–3.7 because Requests officially supports these versions.


Install via pip:

$ pip install ndic


The usage is very simple.

Begin by importing the Ndic module:

>>> import ndic

Entering an English word as the search function argument will return the corresponding Korean word(s).


Conversely, entering a Korean word as the search function argument will return the corresponding English word(s).


If the word you search has multiple meanings, you can choose the meaning of the desired order.

Unless you set any xth value, you will get the first meaning of the word.

>>>'말', 1) # 1st meaning
'(언어) word, language, speech, (literary) tongue'
>>>'말', 2) # 2nd meaning
'(동물) horse'

Phrases may also be searched.

>>>'in order to')
'(목적) 위하여'

Entering a nonexistent word as the search function argument will return the empty string.


If your network connection is lost, you will get below error message.

NdicConnectionError: Network connection is lost. Please check the connection to the Internet.

Command Line Interface

Furthermore, Ndic supports CLI(Command Line System).

So you can use it in command line and get the return value of the search fuction in terminals. It works by Click.

$ ndic love
(특히 가족・친구에 대한) 사랑
$ ndic get --xth 2 # or -x 2
얻다, 입수하다; 가지다(obtain)

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