Free Online Chinese Dictionary

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Chinese numbers

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Learning the numbers in Chinese is easier than in many other languages. In our complete guide to the numbers we include the traditions associated them. Do you know why 4 was unlucky but 8 lucky?

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Opium

The import of opium from India had a devastating effect on China. Although opium had been grown and used in China for centuries the import of huge quantities of the British controlled trade into Guangdong proved far more addiciive. It was the government officials who were most affected and even Dowager Empress Cixi used opium. Attempts to stop the trade led to two wars with Britain which China lost.
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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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