When Kindle Mate imported all my vocabulary words, there was no definition data.

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We did want to retrieve the definitions from your built-in dictionaries when synced Kindle Vocabulary Builder words using Kindle Mate.  However due to the technical limitations, it’s impossible (at least for now) to access the dictionary files residing in Kindle, in addition, some of which are drm-protected.

That’s why we use the workaround instead, allowing you to download the definitions from online sources, like WordNet and Bing/Powerword (F12 for the shortcut in Kindle Mate).

We are still working hard to improve this part.  Kindle Mate 1.35 supports local dictionary files, which could be used to add definitions to your Kindle words.

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5 thoughts on “When Kindle Mate imported all my vocabulary words, there was no definition data.

  1. Kindle Mate is a fabulous program. I have been waiting for something like this forever. However, the add definition function [F12] does not seem to be working for me. I only see two Enlish-Chinese dictionaries and one english-english dictionary. I am trying to get Spanish definitions. Do you have any idea what the problem might be?
    Thank you very much.
    Chris Phillips

      • Is there a way to download a definition from the online dictionaries? Dictionaries in txt format are pretty impossible to find…

        • Thanks for your feedback. All the online dictionaries available are listed in Manage Word Definitions, depending on your needs. Plain text dicts can be converted or exported via different ways using some tools.

          • Thank you for your answer. Only available dictionaries are for English and Chinese, no other languages. It would be absolutely awesome if you could, for example, download from bab.la or even Google translate or anything really. I don’t really understand how can converting plain text dicts help if the problem is, plain text dicts are impossible to find.

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