The entire purpose of Chinese Toolbox is that you learn Chinese. Chinese Toolbox makes it easy to practice reading Chinese, and the reading is meant to facilitate learning. The more you can read Chinese, then the more you’ll be able to incorporate what you learn through reading into your conversations. Chinese Toolbox is not mainly for translation, though it can be used for that. Chinese Toolbox provides the software tools for you to learn Chinese by reading what you’re interested in. The primary tools are automatic lookup of definitions and tagging for unassisted reading.
Though the focus of Chinese Toolbox is learning through reading, features supporting other types of learning will be incorporated into the program in the future. See Upcoming Release for more information on the features planned for the next release of Chinese Toolbox.