Pleco Chinese Dictionary

Pleco Chinese Dictionary

By Pleco Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2009-12-17
  • Current Version: 3.2.35
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 129.55 MB
  • Developer: Pleco Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 4,906 Reviews)
  • Price:
    Free
Pleco Chinese Dictionary App Ratings: 4.5
4.5
Total 4,906 Reviews

Pleco Chinese Dictionary App Description

NO SUBSCRIPTIONS; we offer additional dictionaries, graded readers, and other features as one-time purchases, but there are absolutely no subscriptions in our app. Pleco is the ultimate Chinese learning companion: an integrated dictionary / document reader / flashcard system with fullscreen handwriting input and live OCR, from a company that's been making the world's best mobile Chinese learning apps since 2001. Major features: ($ = paid add-on) • Amazing dictionaries. We offer two free built-in dictionaries: the popular open-source CC-CEDICT, with over 110,000 frequently-updated entries, and our own PLC dictionary, with 125,000 entries, parts of speech, and over 25,000 example sentences (with Pinyin). More than two dozen other dictionaries are available as free and paid ($) add-ons, including licensed titles from well-known publishers like Oxford, Longman, FLTRP, Tuttle, SLPH, and Commercial Press. • Powerful merged search: look up words by Chinese characters, Pinyin (spaces / tones optional), or English, with support for wildcards and full-text search. And no need to tediously flip between all of those dictionaries to find a word - just type in your search term and instantly get a combined, frequency-sorted result list. • Links and cross-references: easily look up character components, break down words into individual characters, look up lists of words containing a particular character, and search across all dictionaries for example sentences containing a word. • Gorgeous typography: see it for yourself in our screenshots - we think we're one of the best-looking Chinese dictionaries around. Alternate Kai/Song/Xing-style Chinese fonts are also available ($). • PRC/HK/Taiwan-friendly: every part of Pleco supports both traditional and simplified characters, headword pronunciations can be shown in Zhuyin as well as in Pinyin, and several dictionaries even support Cantonese. • Audio: Hear Mandarin and Cantonese for words and example sentences using iOS' free built-in text-to-speech system. We also offer add-ons ($) with native-speaker Mandarin and Cantonese recordings, plus higher-quality Mandarin text-to-speech options. • Document Reader: bring in text from the clipboard and tap on words in it to instantly look them up. Upgrade ($) adds support for tap-lookups in text, HTML, DOC, DOCX, PDF, and EPUB files. We also offer graded readings ($). • OCR: look up words simply by pointing your device's camera at them, or by tapping on them in a still image. ($) • Fullscreen handwriting: use your device's whole screen instead of just a little box. Extremely accurate and highly tolerant of stroke order mistakes. ($) • Flashcards: create a card from any dictionary entry with a single button tap, import premade word lists, use advanced memorization techniques like SRS, and study in a variety of modes including fill-in-the-blanks handwriting and tone drills. ($) • Stroke Order Diagrams: animations showing you how to draw each character; 500 characters for free, 28,000 in paid ($) version. • User dictionaries: create new dictionary entries right on your device as you encounter new words. ($) • Absolutely no ads. We also offer famously excellent customer support and an active user community at http://www.plecoforums.com. And we're constantly working to make our products better; our sales and customer base have been growing for 18 years across 4 different mobile platforms. You can be confident that we'll still be fixing bugs and adding features for years to come. Our paid add-ons can be transferred to other devices that link to your iTunes account just like any other paid iTunes content; simply install our free app, open up the "Add-ons" screen, and tap on the "Restore Purchases" button to activate your purchase on each device. Please contact us at support@pleco.com, via the form at http://www.pleco.com/contact.html, or using the in-app "Contact Support" command with any questions - we'll be delighted to hear from you.

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Pleco Chinese Dictionary App Reviews

  • Changed my relationship with grandparents

    5
    By kwghvcxgh
    This app has changed and improved my relationship with my grandparents so much. They only speak Mandarin Chinese, and I can use this app to translate on-the-fly when I visit them or call them on the phone. This app has enriched our conversations and relationship for the better. I am 100% grateful for the creators and maintainers of this wonderful tool!
  • Life Changing Truly Excellent App

    5
    By mc2567
    Being in China now for over eight years, this app has changed my life and deeply enhanced my ability to study Chinese language, history and culture. It is a truly excellent app and provides its user with a fantastic array of materials and resources with great efficiency.
  • Best Chinese Dictionary App

    5
    By Codyfox117
    I have searched through dozens of apps to aid me in learning Mandarin. I have ended up using this app more than any other. In my opinion, it is the most comprehensive and well designed dictionary app I’ve been able to find. Three of my favorite features are, 1: The multiple explanations and definitions for each word, 2: The clipboard reader, where I can easily look up words in a long paragraph, 3: The add-on for character stroke order. Keep it up Pleco! Note to developer: For the most part I really like the design of the app. However, one thought I’d like to mention is that sometimes all the definitions for a word start to run together. Myself and others have noted that it could be helpful to have a graphical design hierarchy that makes it easier to differentiate the various definitions, especially when there are many. Thanks for the app!
  • Pleco Chinese

    5
    By MylesAngus
    The best tool for learning Chinese is Pleco, available for your mobile devices through the Apple App Store, and for Android devices from the Google Play Store. If you are learning Chinese, no matter which other apps, books, video files, video/audio files, teachers, private tutors, or what have you, the one essential tool that has no equal is Pleco. Right now, I am in China, studying at a language school. Everyone whom I have met who is studying/learning Mandarin Chinese (putonghua, Hanyu, Guoyu) uses Pleco. You’d be crazy not to.
  • Been learning Chinese for years. Love this app

    5
    By calibrether1234
    Learning Chinese on your own is hard. This app and its flash cards were amazing though. I memorized 20-100 words every day and the only possible way for me to do that was with his app. Two years later I'm fluent and getting jobs and degrees for what I've learned. Awesome app. Can't live without it
  • WONDERFUL 👍🏻

    5
    By Chwan9
    This app helps me in both speaking and writing. I can totally know how to pronounce words correctly and write them more beautifully on papers, lol ❤️ Thank you so much.
  • WE HAVE AN ISSUE (everything else is great)

    4
    By Cheesybobandbluelynx
    UMMM PLECO WHY IS THERE NO TRANSLATION FOR “Ahem” LIKE WHAT IS THIS APP ?????????!!!!!!!!!!!👿👿👿👿👿 Everything else is amazing though so uh yeah keep up the good work 😻😻😽😽😽 BUT STILL. CONSIDER THE ABOVE!!!!!!!!😶😶😶
  • Best Chinese/English Dictionary Ever

    5
    By :$/&$/
    Best Chinese/English Dictionary Ever Pleco has saved me and my classmates countless times. It is the single most helpful tool for my Chinese language learning. I cannot stress enough how crucial it is for any English speaker to use it when learning Chinese. If you want to learn Chinese, you must use Pleco. You will understand once you start using it
  • Amazing, but...

    4
    By NonoBear_
    This is a really good app, but the android version has a place where you can write down a character you don’t recognise and it will show up. Sadly the iOS version doesn’t have this, so please do something about it, cuz it is really helpful.
  • The best dictionary I've ever used, period, in any language

    5
    By Jonathan Coveney
    I love languages, and I love dictionaries. And pleco is the best. From the vast number of dictionaries all in one convenient place to the easy to use (and fast!) interface, it's the app I wish I had in every language.

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