Free Online Chinese Dictionary

China in Space

Since the 1960s China has quietly been builing up expertise and technology. China has already successfully landed a rover on the moon and has an orbiting space laboratory. In a race to put people on Mars it could well be China that gets there first.
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Enter the text for a single character or word to look-up in our extensive Chinese-English and English-Chinese dictionary. You can enter a traditional or simplified character, pinyin or English word. For pinyin you can enter with tone marks or tone number at the end.

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Dip into history

Our history section has a page for each major dynasty, for the whole period from the time of myths and legends 5,000 years ago all the way through the Han, Tang, Song, Ming dynasties to the last great dynasty the Qing .
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You can enter the character or word to look-up in any one of the following fields:
Character enter a single simplified or traditional character to look-up e.g. .
Pinyin enter a pinyin representation of a character, this can include tone mark or numbers e.g. yǒu or you3 or for all tones putyou.
Wade-Giles enter the wade-giles representation of a character e.g. yu.
English enter the English word to translate e.g. friend.

Our dictionary data is a subset of the CC-EDICT project providing a large free Chinese Dictionary. For license information see CC-EDICT . We have only used the single character definitions and not included some of the more obscure characters leaving about 10,000 definitions. The data has been imported to our MySQL database.

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