Free Online Chinese Dictionary
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.
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. 友.
Pinyin enter a pinyin representation of a character, this can include tone mark or numbers e.g. yǒu or you3 and for all five tones put just you.
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.