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Chinese Pinyin English Dictionary

Chinese-Pinyin-English Dictionary


    Welcome to our Chinese-English dictionary. We currently have over 99,000 simplified and traditional listings. We use the open-source CEDICT project as the data source. Despite it's limitations, it is an incredible tool.


   You can search by using Chinese characters (unicode), Pinyin, or English. The search results will contain every matching item. If using pinyin input, you must use tone indications like "qi4 gong1". Although you can search using English and Pinyin, this is primarily a Chinese to English dictionary.

Important points:

   This dictionary is only for words and short expressions. It will not translate sentences (such as "what time is it?"), medical terms or proper names. If you want to find out what your name is in Chinese, find a native speaker who familiar with you so your "given" name can have meaning (and not be embarrassing).


   Pin yin input method must have spaces between syllable. Only Hanyu pinyin works, Wade-Giles and Yale input will not work. Case is not important.


   This is a dictionary and not a translator. It will not translate sentences, only common phrases and individual words.


   If you are not getting results, make sure your query is spelled correctly and the correct input method chosen.

English Input Pinyin Input Chinese Character input

Trad. Characters:


Simpl. Characters:

Pinyin: wei4

* hello (interj., esp. on telephone)
* hey
* to feed (sb or some animal)

Trad. Characters:


Simpl. Characters:


Pinyin: ni3 hao3

* hello
* hi
* how are you?

Trad. Characters:


Simpl. Characters:


Pinyin: wu3 an1

* Good afternoon!
* Hello (daytime greeting)

Trad. Characters:


Simpl. Characters:


Pinyin: wen4 hao3

* to say hello to
* to send one's regards to

Trad. Characters:


Simpl. Characters:


Pinyin: nin2 hao3

* hello (polite)

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