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Free Online Dictionary

Access our free online Chinese English dictionary from any web browser.

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Discover Bigrams

Bigrams are 2-character words that are essential to learn in Chinese. Learn more here.

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Chinese Learning on the Go!

chinese_dictionary_iconHaving a good Chinese dictionary can make learning Chinese much easier for you. Many Chinese dictionaries will give you results which real Chinese speakers will never use. Discover why our dictionary is at the top of the list for Mandarin tools.

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In written Chinese, the majority of words are expressed using two Chinese characters, or Bigrams. This is one of the most efficient ways to learn and remember Chinese characters.

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Start your learning with the most commonly used Chinese characters in Mandarin Chinese. This app has every Chinese character you’ll need to know to comfortably read Chinese. You’ll learn the characters in order of which are seen most commonly in Chinese text.

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Chinese Videos with Pinyin

Who says watching TV is a waste of time? Practice your listening skills and learn about current Chinese culture by watching one of the Chinese videos that we’ve selected for you. We’ve put the pinyin underneath the Chinese characters and you can also switch on the English captions to see the translation.
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Top Online Chinese English Dictionary

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Not only will our online Chinese dictionary give you accurate search results, but you will have additional Mandarin tools like how to write the Chinese character, which radicals make up the character, audio by a standard Mandarin speaker and more.
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Learn and Connect with Other Chinese Learners

Join thousands of other Chinese learners and Chinese native speakers to enhance your study and make learning Chinese more fun! We choose interesting and current topics about Chinese language, culture and daily life in China for you to discuss and learn real world vocabulary.
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Up-to-date Mandarin Tools

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Get the most current Mandarin tools today for free. We’ll help you build a strong foundation for learning Chinese. Practice your tones, find out information about how to get certified in Mandarin with HSK and discover more resources that will help you learn Chinese. .
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Who is Written Chinese

We are a group of Chinese learners and native speakers with the mission to create better tools for learning written Chinese. Learning to read and write Chinese is a discipline that takes patience, perseverance and time. Our hope is to give you the resources so that you never walk away from your goal.

We believe that learning written Chinese not only helps in your spoken Chinese but also gives you insights into the culture and beauty of Mandarin Chinese.

Thanks for visiting our site. Please don’t hesitate to contact us on any of our social sites or via email with your comments and suggestions. Happy studying!

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I’ll never user another Chinese dictionary again.

-Nora Joy