Pleco Chinese Dictionary

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Handwriting, OCR, flashcards

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Reference & Education
Current version
130 MB
Last Update
Oct 24, 2019

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David Mars
Dec 04, 2019

Pleco is outstanding. The selection of add-on dictionaries & incredible handwriting recognition makes the program very customizable. The Flashcard system is extremely powerful. The support is great, has a great user community.

Oct 28, 2019


Nov 20, 2019

I use Pleco from the beginning and I love it, but I’ve notice the recognition is not good as the beginning. When I wrote a character, I have to write it a few time and often he don’t recognize it! Exemple “paizhao” (taking pictures), Pleco refuse to recognize the first character ... a bug ? (I’m using an “iPhone 8 Plus” with last iOS 13.2.3)

Oct 15, 2019

Superb tool for learning Chinese. So useful! Best app of its kind, and one of the best designed apps I've encountered.

Sep 20, 2019

This is the best APP that would give you the exact meaning of word wether in Chinese or English I highly recommend it

About Pleco Chinese Dictionary

Developed by the Pleco Inc.,

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Pleco Chinese Dictionary has 127 user reviews.

Pleco Chinese Dictionary has an average rating of 4.8.

The latest version of Pleco Chinese Dictionary (3.2.47) ​was ​released on Oct 24, 2019.

You can download Pleco Chinese Dictionary ​here: 341922306 .

Pleco Chinese Dictionary Description
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NO SUBSCRIPTIONS; we offer additional dictionaries, graded readers, and other features as one-time purchases, but there are absolutely no subscriptions in our app.

Pleco is the ultimate Chinese learning companion: an integrated dictionary / document reader / flashcard system with fullscreen handwriting input and live OCR, from a company that's been making the world's best mobile Chinese learning apps since 2001.

Major features: ($ = paid add-on)

• Amazing dictionaries. We offer two free built-in dictionaries: the popular open-source CC-CEDICT, with over 110,000 frequently-updated entries, and our own PLC dictionary, with 125,000

entries, parts of speech, and over 25,000 example sentences (with Pinyin). More than two dozen other dictionaries are available as free and paid ($) add-ons, including licensed titles from well-known publishers like Oxford, Longman, FLTRP, Tuttle, SLPH, and Commercial Press.

• Powerful merged search: look up words by Chinese characters, Pinyin (spaces / tones optional), or English, with support for wildcards and full-text search. And no need to tediously flip between all of those dictionaries to find a word - just type in your search term and instantly get a combined, frequency-sorted result list.

• Links and cross-references: easily look up character components, break down words into individual characters, look up lists of words containing a particular character, and search across all dictionaries for example sentences containing a word.

• Gorgeous typography: see it for yourself in our screenshots - we think we're one of the best-looking Chinese dictionaries around. Alternate Kai/Song/Xing-style Chinese fonts are also available ($).

• PRC/HK/Taiwan-friendly: every part of Pleco supports both traditional and simplified, headword readings can be shown in Pinyin and Zhuyin, and some dictionaries even support Cantonese. (note: stroke order diagrams do support traditional characters, but use PRC order)

• Audio: Hear Mandarin and Cantonese for words and example sentences using iOS' free built-in text-to-speech system. We also offer add-ons ($) with native-speaker Mandarin recordings and higher-quality Mandarin TTS.

• Document Reader: bring in text from the clipboard and tap on words in it to instantly look them up. Upgrade ($) adds support for tap-lookups in text, HTML, DOC, DOCX, PDF, and EPUB files. We also offer graded readings ($).

• OCR: look up words simply by pointing your device's camera at them, or by tapping on them in a still image. ($)

• Fullscreen handwriting: use your device's whole screen instead of just a little box. Extremely accurate and highly tolerant of stroke order mistakes. ($)

• Flashcards: create a card from any dictionary entry with a single button tap, import premade word lists, use advanced memorization techniques like SRS, and study in a variety of modes including fill-in-the-blanks handwriting and tone drills. ($)

• Stroke Order Diagrams: animations showing you how to draw each character; 500 characters for free, 28,000 in paid ($) version.

• User dictionaries: create new dictionary entries right on your device as you encounter new words. ($)

• Absolutely no ads.

We also offer famously excellent customer support and an active user community at And we're constantly working to make our products better; our sales and customer base have been growing for 19 years across 4 different platforms. You can be confident that we'll still be fixing bugs and adding features for years to come.

Paid add-ons can be transferred to other devices that link to your iTunes account just like any other paid iTunes content; simply install our free app, open up the "Add-ons" screen, and tap on the "Restore Purchases" button to activate your purchase on each device.

Please contact us at, via the form at, or using the in-app "Contact Support" command with any questions - we'll be delighted to hear from you.

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Pleco Chinese Dictionary has 127 user reviews.​

Pleco Chinese Dictionary has an average rating of 4.8. ​The latest version of Pleco Chinese Dictionary 3.2.47​ ​​was ​released on Oct 24, 2019​.

You can download Pleco Chinese Dictionary ​here

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