Chinese dictionary


Chinese Zhōng wén
Dictionary   词典   Cí diǎn

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Chinese keyboard   Pinyin keyboard

Chinese tools: Chinese-English dictionary, French & other languages, Chinese (meanings)

    English Pinyin Chinese

Reverso-Collins: Chinese-English dictionary

    English Chinese

Lin Yutang: Chinese-English dictionary of modern usage (1972)


LinDict: Chinese-English dictionary (+ audio)

    English Pinyin Chinese

Websaru: Chinese-English dictionary

    English Chinese Chinese-English dictionary


Mdbg: Chinese-English dictionary: simplified & traditional (+ audio)

    English Chinese

Xiamo cidian: Chinese-English dictionary

    English Pinyin

Google: Chinese-English translation

    English Chinese

Mandarin tools: Chinese-English dictionary simplified & traditional (+ audio)

    English Pinyin Chinese

Chinese etymology: etymological dictionary

    Chinese English-Chinese dictionary etymology

    English Pinyin

Revised Mandarin Chinese dictionary published by the Ministry of Education, Taiwan (1994)

English and Chinese standard dictionary edited by 颜惠庆 (Yan Huiqing) (1920)

Mandarin romanised dictionary of Chinese by Donald MacGillivray (1918) (Latin & Chinese characters)

Analytical Chinese-English dictionary by Frederick William Baller (1900)

Analytical vocabulary of the New Testament by Frederick William Baller (1907)

English and Chinese dictionary by William Lobscheids (1884)

Vocabulary and hand-book of the Chinese language romanized in the Mandarin dialect, by Justus Doolittle (1872) : I & II

Dictionary of the Chinese language by Robert Morrison (1865)

Dictionary of idiomatic English phrases by James Main Dixon, translated by Chan Chi Lan (1909)

Dictionary of colloquial idioms in the Mandarin dialect, by Herbert Giles (1873)

Guide to conversation in the English and Chinese languages by Stanislas Hernisz (1854)

Fragments of Confucian lore, a selection of short quotations with the original text, by Thomas Ferguson (1920)

online translation: Chinese-English & other languages & web page


Loecsen: Chinese-English usual expressions (+ audio)

Goethe-Verlag: Chinese-English usual expressions & illustrated vocabulary (+ audio)

BBC: useful expressions (+ audio)

vocabulary & useful expressions (+ audio) & differences between the 4 tones

Defense language institute: basic vocabulary (+ audio) - civil affairs - medical

Chinese-English vocabulary by topics

Chinese-English vocabulary by topics, for beginners

Top 50 verbs to speak basic Chinese

chengyu dictionary   成 語: expressions composed with 4 characters in wényán (literary Chinese)

Chinese characters

Chinese keyboard to type 3700 Chinese characters with the Latin alphabet (pinyin)

Chinese keyboard to type 20000 Chinese characters, classified by key

Pinyin keyboard to type the tone marks

Pinyin conversion numerals <> tone marks

handwriting recognition tool: write a Chinese character with the mouse to find it from the list that appears (pinyin, translation)

pinyin table & conversion pinyin > Chinese characters

Traditional <> Simplified Chinese conversion

Chinese > pinyin conversion of texts & translation in English (place the mouse over the character)

Chinese numerals & conversion

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conversion of a first name in Chinese character

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Chinese language

Chinese-tools: Chinese pronunciation (+ audio)

ThoughtCo: Chinese course

Chinese Multimedia: Chinese course

Foreign service institute: Chinese course

Colloquial Chinese by Neville Whymant (1922)

Course of Mandarin lessons, based on idiom, by Calvin Wilson Mateer (1922)

The Chinese language and how to learn it, Manual for beginners, by Walter Hillier (1921)

Progressive course designed to assist the student of colloquial Chinese, by Thomas Francis Wade & Walter Caine Hillier (1886) I & II - III

Chinese manual, condensed grammar with idiomatic phrases and dialogues, by Robert Douglas (1904)

Chinese without a teacher, collection of easy and useful sentences in the Mandarin dialect & vocabulary, by Herbert Giles (1901)

Progressive lessons in the Chinese spoken language & lists of common words and phrases & appendix containing the laws of tones in the Peking dialect, by Joseph Edkins (1886)

Grammar of the Chinese colloquial language commonly called the Mandarin dialect, by Joseph Edkins (1864)

Handbook of the Chinese language by James Summers (1863)

The rudiments of the Chinese language with dialogues, exercises, and vocabulary, by James Summers (1864)

Grammar of the Chinese language by William Lobscheid (1864)

Grammar of the Chinese language by Robert Morrison (1815)

Elements of Chinese grammar by Joshua Marshman (1814)

books about the Chinese language: Google books & Internet archive

Cantonese language


Caijing (财经) business magazine


New Tang Dynasty Television: free television (in simplified Chinese or traditional, English…)

BBC - VOA - DW: news in Chinese

Google news: China (资讯) & Hong Kong - Taiwan (新聞)

Texts & Literature

History of Chinese literature by Herbert Giles (1901)

Notes on Chinese literature with a list of translations from the Chinese into various European languages, by Alexander Wylie (1867)

Readings in Chinese communist documents, a manual for students of the Chinese language, by Wen-Shun Chi (1963) with Chinese-English vocabulary

Confucius' texts & his philosophy in several languages

books about the Chinese literature: Google books | Internet archive | Project Gutenberg | Chinese text project

First article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

人 人 生 而 自 由, 在 尊 严 和 权 利 上 一 律 平 等。
他 们 赋 有 理 性 和 良 心, 并 应 以 兄 弟 关 系 的 精 神 相 对 待。

Rénrén shēng ér zìyóu, zài zūnyán hé quánlì shàng yīlǜ píngděng.
Tāmen fùyǒu lǐxìng hé liángxīn, bìng yīng yǐ xiōngdì guānxì de jīngshén hùxiāng duìdài.

世界人权宣言 : translation in Chinese (+ audio)

-> Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Chinese, English & other languages


Chinese manuscripts

Chinese calligraphy

Lan Ying

calligraphy & painting: online exhibition

Sutra of Diamant: the oldest printed book (868), a Buddhist text writen in Chinese

China   中国

China: maps, heritage & documents, civilization, history…

Pekin: maps, heritage & documents

names of the provinces & regions of China with their capital

Taiwan: maps, heritage & documents

Chinese calendar: New year & Chinese zodiac


learning Chinese online


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