German Dictionaries - Ding and BEOLINGUS

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Overall Introduction


BEOLINGUS is an online web dictionary service currently provided by TU Chemnitz supported by IBS and MIOTU/Mio2 but already since 1995.

As given in the FAQ page:

May I download the wordlist?
Yes, you may download the German-English dictionary text file (but it is not updated very often). This word list is subject to the GNU General Public License, Version 2.
Download:, or

Which proves that BEOLINGUS is a successer of Ding.

As given in the About page:

The German-English word list is © 1995-2017 Frank Richter and available at GNU General Public License.

As the new online web dictionary services, BEOLINGUS extends DING.

The result for translating "Ding" from German to English is now as the following image shows.


It is the beginning of above BEOLINGUS.

Originally, Ding is a Dictionary lookup program for the X window system (Linux, Unix - not for Mac or MS Windows). It comes with a German-English Dictionary with approximately 326,000 entries. It is protected under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation.

The newest update of DING is on 2016-09-06 as Version 1.8.1 which result in a English-German dictionary with 345,000 entries.

The page for introducing DING maintained by the creator Frank Richter is at

The screenshot of translating "Ding" from German to English on Ding is as the following.

And apperantly, it is slimer as the above screenshot of BEOLINGUS.

Auf Deutsch - Wörterbücherdaten

More open data can be found following the information provided in the Wikipedia DE Page - Ding: Dictionary Lookup.


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