The ultimate solution for quickly looking up Chinese words on your smartphone or tablet, no matter what app (or system screens) you are using.
Note: For Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher.
When the app is running, there is an always-present "handle" floating over your screen. When you want to look up a Chinese word, place the handle next to the word, and you will see a popup containing the dictionary definition. You can also play the audio, copy to clipboard, add to you starred lists or jump to the definition in our dictionary app.
Please note: this app uses OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology so not always will every character be correctly recognised. However, in supported scenarios you should get at least 99% accuracy.
Works with regular lines of text and most text in images. Not suited for stylised text or text on complex/patterned backgrounds.
This works with our Mandarin (free and paid) and Cantonese (paid) dictionaries.
Typical usage scenarios:
- Instant messaging (e.g. WeChat, Line, Messenger)
- Apps only localised to Chinese (so buttons etc are not in your language)
- Photos containing regular text (e.g most menus)
- System language is Chinese but is not your native language (great way of learning Chinese!)