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Online chinese dictionaries

This page contains a non-comprehensive list of online Chinese English dictionaries. If you know of an online Chinese English dictionary, please submit it to us using the form below or write to this address : info(at)clearchinese.com

A Chinese-English Glossary of Botanical Terms
Compiled by Susan Marie Rossi-Wilcox; searchable by English, Pinyin, or character. (GB, GIF)

A Dictionary of the Pinyin Language
Zhang Juli’s proposal for an alphabetical dictionary of Chinese. Organized by letter but without search, contains some WMA format pronunciation links.

A Glossary of Terms Commonly Used in HKEx
Investment and securities terminology from the Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing House. (Big5)

AIDS Glossary Main Page
The China AIDS Survey’s English-Chinese and Chinese-English glossaries with translations of more than 250 AIDS and HIV related terms and phrases. (UTF-8)

An English-Chinese Glossary of IT Terms
Information Technology words commonly used by the Hong Kong Government. (Big5)

An English-Chinese IT Glossary
Koh Chit Tng’s compilation of terminology used in Information Technology. (GB, Big5)

CEDICT: Chinese-English Dictionary
Volunteer lexicographic project (inspired by Japanese EDICT) that Paul Denisowski began and Erik Peterson maintains. It currently contains 25,807 Big5 words and 23,512 GB words. (Big5, GB, UTF-8)

Hartmut Bohn’s online index to "A Chinese-English Dictionary" and "Das neue Chinesisch-Deutsche Wörterbuch," indexed by radical, Pinyin, Four Corner and stroke count. (GB, JavaScript)

Chinese Character Database: With Word-formations Phonologically Disambiguated According to the Cantonese Dialect
Dictionary server with 13,060 characters, searchable by radical, stroke, Cantonese (in seven romanization systems) initial, final, or tone. Provides English translation, pronunciations (JavaScript), homophones, compound words, dictionary references, etc.

Chinese Character Dictionary
Chineselanguage.org’s CEDICT server, searchable by English keyword; radical-stroke; Pinyin, Hakka, Cantonese, Sino-Japanese, or Sino-Korean pronunciation; Four Corner or Cangjie input, or character code. (UTF-8)

Chinese Characters Dictionary Web
Rick Harbaugh’s site hyperlinks across thirteen major online dictionaries at the character-to-character level. Search by radical, character, or English. Also adds definition links to Chinese text. (GB, Big5)

Chinese Computer Terminology
Interface to Hong Kong and PRC dictionary databases, searchable by English or traditional/simplified Chinese keywords, with bitmap or text display, Pinyin and Cantonese pronunciations (WAV). (Big5, GB, GIF)

Chinese Tools
Site provides Chinese-English, English-Chinese, and Chinese-French dictionaries; traditional/simplified and Chinese/Unicode converters; and Pinyin dictionary annotation tools. (Big5, GB, UTF-8)

Chinese-English Dictionary
Ganesa Media Labs’ interface for CEDICT, with search by traditional/simplified Chinese, Pinyin, or English. (Big5, GB, UTF-8)

Chinese-English Online Dictionary
TigerNT’s CEDICT server searchable by character, Pinyin, or English. (GB, Big5, GIF)

Chinese-French Dictionary
Online Chinese-French dictionary with piyin, audio and calligraphy.

Chinese/English Talking Dictionary
YellowBridge’s CEDICT and Unihan interface, searchable by English, Pinyin with tone numbers or marks, Chinese character, or radical-stroke. Proprietary software required to hear pronunciation. (UTF-8)

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CJKV-English Dictionary
Charles Muller’s database of CJKV (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese) characters and compounds related to East Asian cultural, political, and intellectual history.(UTF-8)

Daoist Studies Glossary of Chinese Terms on Daoism/Taoism
James Miller’s list of common Daoist terminology, in Pinyin and Wade-Giles romanization systems. (UTF-8)

Dr. Dict: English-Chinese Medical, Biological, and Technical Dictionary
Specialized online database of scientific terminology with over 420,000 entries. (GB)

English to Chinese Online Dictionary
Online-dictionary.biz’s CEDICT server, English search only, one of seven language dictionaries. (UTF-8)

English-Chinese Dictionary
OK88’s online version of Linda Ng’s English to Chinese dictionary. (Big5, GIF)

English-Chinese Glossary of XML and SGML Terms
Translations of standard Markup Language from The Chinese XML Now! Project. (UTF-8)

ESAURUS Online English-Chinese Medical Dictionary
Wong Kia Boon’s glossary of Chinese terminology from PRC, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. (GIF)

French-English-Chinese Dictionary
Online Chinese-French-English dictionary with piyin, audio and calligraphy.

Frequently Asked Chinese Characters
About.com’s dictionary of common Chinese characters, English index. (GIF)

Glossaries of Arms Control/Nonproliferation Terms and Names
The Nuclear Threat Initiative’s Chinese and English glossaries for nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, missile defense, treaties, and organizations; searchable by English term, acronym, or Pinyin. (GB)

Glossary of Terms for Antique Chinese Porcelain
Jan-Erik Nilsson’s list of specialized vocabulary for East Asian pottery and porcelain.

Hong Kong Department of Justice Glossaries
English-Chinese and Chinese-English glossaries of legal and electoral legislative terms, from the Bilingual Laws Information System (BLIS). (Big5)

Lexiconer English Chinese Dictionary
English-Chinese and Chinese-English interfaces using the Linux Chinese/English dictionary database pyDict, written in Python/GTK. (Big5, GB)

Mandarin Book Chinese-English Dictionary
Simple CEDICT and UNIHAN interface searchable by Pinyin, traditional character, or English, and with pronunciation sound files.

Mandarin Chinese Dictionaries
Blabi’s Unihan-based dictionaries arranged by alphabetical Pinyin, traditional/simplified radicals, semantic fields, and HSK exam level. (UTF-8)

Mandarin Planet Chinese-English Dictionary
This CEDICT interface can be searched by traditional or simplified Chinese characters, Pinyin, or English. (GB, Big5, or UTF)

MDBG Chinese-English Dictionary
An online dictionary interface for learners of Chinese. The CEDICT word dictionary is searchable by English, character, or Mandarin Pinyin; and the UNIHAN character dictionary by English, character, Pinyin, Cantonese, radical/stroke, etc. Menus support b

MobileCEDICT Chinese-English Dictionary
Bilingual English or Pinyin search interface for WAP-enabled cell phones and other devices capable of handling WML pages. (Big5, GB)

Net Dictionary
SQL server adaptation of the Princeton University WordNet lexical database, with Chinese translations by Han Yang, links to pronunciation files and Web usage examples. (Big5)

On-line Chinese Tools
Erik Peterson provides Web tools to assist people studying and using the Chinese language, including CEDICT and Unihan dictionaries with lookup by English, Pinyin, Cantonese, character, or radical-stroke. Includes Chinese text annotator, character flashc

Online Chinese English Dictionary
Indra Kurniawan’s CEDICT and Unihan interface, searchable by English, Pinyin, Japanese, Cantonese, Chinese character, or radical-stroke. (UTF-8)

Pristine Lexicon
This reference has over 150,000 entries, combining public-domain Chinese dictionaries with in-house specialized glossaries. Search by Chinese character, Pinyin romanization, or English. (Big5)

pz English to Chinese Dictionary
Primezero’s CEDICT server searchable by English, Pinyin, or character. Links to search engines and other Chinese dictionaries. (Big5, GB)

The Lingua Sinica Chinese-English Dictionary
Currently contains over 70,000 entries, with traditional and simplified characters, Gwoyeu Romatzyh and Pinyin romanizations, WAV format pronunciations, grammatical functions, translations, and examples. Fuzzy search input through character, ASCII Pinyin

Tim's Chinese Dictionary
A free online Chinese dictionary based on the CEDICT database, it is searchable in English, Simplified and Traditional Chinese as well as Pinyin.

Unihan Database
Standardized information about "Unified Han" (CJK: Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) Ideographs [sic], which are part of Unicode version 4.0. Includes characters, variants, encodings, dictionary citations, radical-stroke, Pinyin, Cantonese, and Tang Chinese

Xiaoma Cidian - Chinese English dictionary
CEDICT and Unihan server with search by simplified Chinese character, Pinyin, English, radical, stroke, or usage frequency. (UTF-8)

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