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Chinese Language (Mandarin): Chinese Dictionaries

Guide to Chinese learning materials in Kirk Library and on the Internet.

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Chinese Dictionaries

Use the Chinese Text Annotation tool to add pinyin above Chinese characters and spaces between words to your Chinese text to make it easier to read!

 


 

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Free online Chinese-English and English-Chinese dictionary in both simplified and traditional characters. You can use pinyin, Yale, Jyutping, cangjie, and four corner code methods to find the Chinese characters.

 


 

Free online Chinese-English and English-Chinese dictionary in both simplified and traditional characters.  Can be a bit confusing to use, but very informative.  Along with pinyin, you can also use bopomofo (ㄅㄆㄇㄈ) to find your Chinese character (click on the Dictionary link, then the Browse bopomofo link).

 


 

Brief introduction to using a Chinese dictionary.  Learn four different ways a Chinese dictionary may be organized: by Western alphabet (pinyin or other romanization), by radicals, by number of strokes used to write the character, and by the four corner number code.