If you have a Chinese word in a book, select it and tap on the Define button and it should ask you if you want to download the dictionary.
Or type a Chinese word in Notes and select it and tap the Define button.
You must have iOS 6. The dictionary is Chinese/Chinese (not translation into any other language).
zhi qi wrote:
what if I want to translate english to chinese, if I am reading a english novel.
Then you will need to search the app store for a translation app.
If you want Apple to add translation dictionaries in the future, use this link: