We’ve updated the SBBIC English to Khmer Dictionary to use the native Dictionary app on Mac OS and also added the Chuon Nath Khmer Dictionary so that you can have easy access to both. If you want to add terms or correct any errors in the English to Khmer Dictionary you can do so by following the instructions on this page. We welcome any corrections and additions so that this dictionary can become more and more useful to those translating as well as those interested in studying the English and Khmer language. This is not a traditional dictionary but includes many sentences as well as terms to aid in translation.

In order to install the English to Khmer Dictionary as well as the Chuon Nath Dictionary please follow these instructions:

1) Share this page in order to Download a .zip file containing both dictionaries

Download “SBBIC Free English to Khmer Dictionary with Chuon Nath Dictionary for Mac”

SBBIC-English-Khmer-and-Chuon-Nath-Mac-2.1.zip – Downloaded 14092 times – 21.70 MB

2) Extract the .zip file onto your hard drive

3) Open the Dictionary App on your Mac Computer.

4) Click “File->Open Dictionaries Folder…”

5) Drag the extracted dictionary files you downloaded to the “Dictionaries Folder”

6) Re-start the Dictionary App

7) Open the Dictionary App “Preferences” and scroll down and Select the check box next to “SBBIC English to Khmer Dictionary” and “Chuon Nath Khmer Dictionary”

8) Use the dictionaries!

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  • I am not very good with technology, so I may be overlooking something really simple here, but I have downloaded and installed the dictionary, and yet every time I search for a word it only brings up a wikipedia article on that word. How do I actual get a Khmer translation for the word which I am typing in?

    • Nathan Wells
      June 17, 2014 7:11 pm

      Sorry about that Jonny,
      The problem is on our end. We thought the preferences for the dictionary were stored in the file we uploaded, but it turns out the dictionary still needs to be added by the user. So here’s the instructions (we also updated the post):
      After you open GoldenDict
      Go to Edit ► Dictionaries…
      Click on “Add” button.
      In the same folder as GoldenDict find the SBBIC Dictionary.bgl file and select it.
      If you can’t find SBBIC Dictionary.bgl, you can download it here (as a zip file, so unzip it): https://sbbic.org/download/8528/

  • Thanks Nathan! Again for some reason it won’t allow me to select the bgl file, even though I can see it. Any ideas on why this might be?

    • Nathan Wells
      June 18, 2014 12:57 pm

      Hi Jonny,
      Sorry about all the trouble. I don’t have a Mac in front of me right now, but tomorrow I’ll try to trouble-shoot the problem for you. You could try putting the dictionary file in another location and see if that works. Also you could try dragging the GoldenDict program into the Applications folder (that’s where I put it when I did the test to make sure everything was working before we uploaded the file).

    • Nathan Wells
      June 21, 2014 4:30 pm

      Still not sure what the trouble is. Still looking into it.

  • Morons here. They can nothing really bring to success. Like all the Cambodians. The dict for OS X is fake only.

  • Hello Nathan, thank you so much for this app. The issue when i search any words, the definition panel background is white, and i realize that the text is also white because i can select it. So white on white i cannot see any meaning. I suspect because now latest OS is on night mode; that’s why all text are white? is that an issue? can you fix the background?


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