Hanping Cantonese Dictionary

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322 reviews
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About this app

Exclusively on Android, so make your 🍏friends jealous!

Note: This app is a proper Cantonese dictionary. Most of the other 'cantonese' apps on the Play Store are Mandarin dictionaries with Cantonese pronunciation, which is probably not what you want.

If you are looking for our Mandarin app, please see Hanping Chinese Dictionary

If you're not satisfied, for any reason, within 30 days you get a full refund, period, no questions asked. We don't want your money if you're not amazingly happy. Simply send us an email.

Main features:

★ Uses best-in-class Cantodict dictionary data as the base dictionary
★ Over 6,000 example sentences demonstrating word usage for over 3,000 words
★ Chinese handwriting recognition built in
★ Hanzi stroke animations (800+ free plus 8,700+ via in-app purchase)
★ Audio - recordings of every Cantonese syllable, by a real native speaker
AnkiDroid Flashcards support (bulk export as well as auto-export when word is starred) for studying using Anki flashcards (spaced repetition system) (Xiaomi users, please read: https://hanpingchinese.com/2020/01/miui-11-unable-to-grant-ankidroid-permission-to-hanping-chinese-pro )
★ One-tap translation of sentences (if Google Translate app installed). Translation can be stored with starred words
★ Search Hanzi / Chinese, Jyutping, Yale or English
★ Both Simplified and Traditional Chinese characters supported
Jyutping or Yale pronunciation throughout
★ Coloring by tone - you can color Hanzi, Jyutping or Yale
Homescreen Widgets* - flip through your favorite words from your homescreen. Try adding multiple widgets!
Offline access to all features (unless specified)
★ Backup / Restore starred words, search history, preferences etc

★ Simple, intuitive and powerful UI
Live search - results update as-you-type
Progressive results - as you scroll down, progressively deeper searches are seamlessly performed
★ Enter long Chinese text in the search box and get instant romanization as well as automatic vocab list
★ Starred Chinese words/phrases, Word lists, Search history
★ Custom search using wildcards
★ Night mode (black background)
★ Voice recognition (online only and only on supported devices)
★ Useful links to websites e.g. Youdao, HanziCraft, Skritter, Google Translate (online only)
★ Seamless integration with our Hanping Chinese Camera and Hanping Chinese Popup apps (for image-based character recognition)
★ Quick Settings Tile to toggle clipboard monitoring on/off
No ads!

Please report any bugs or suggestions to us via e-mail.

Permissions are explained in our website FAQ: https://hanpingchinese.com/faq/#permissions-dict
Updated on
Apr 20, 2024

Data safety

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Personal info, Financial info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

300 reviews
J. M.
June 21, 2021
Simply awesome because it's easy, pleasant, and productive to use. You won't be held hostage by it's interface.With 60 thousands idiomatically, grammatically arranged entries and clear human voice, plus excellent examples, you have a very welcome Cantonese learning resource? Other great functions include: Excellent characters drawing function, highly useful tagged words widget module with local/cloud back up, Ankidroid connected S.R. learning, and more. Wow, like its excellent Hanping Dict for Mandarin, this developer has done again. Thank you for the hard effort to present these Chinese language resources to all of us.
7 people found this review helpful
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June 22, 2021
That's wonderful to read! Thanks so much for your kind words. Kind regards, Mark
A Google user
July 2, 2019
I have had this for many years now and I do not regret purchasing this one bit. It is absolutely essential and useful for daily use. You got words, phrases, idioms and even slangs in this dictionary used by locals. I have had certain times where friends and colleagues would not be able to translate a word for me in English so I had them pronounce the word(s) using the mic feature in the app, and not surprisingly, the app manages to find exactly what they are trying to translate. If that does not work, they can use the in-app handwriting feature. It will detect the written words and tell you the romanizations of said word(s) (and for some words, even the steps for how it is written!), and you can even listen to how it is pronounced! I mean, it cannot get more convenient than this.
24 people found this review helpful
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Ken Khan
March 8, 2024
Had a problem! Instantly solved and efficiently followed up!😊
4 people found this review helpful
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March 8, 2024
Thanks Ken!

What's new

• Auto-export multiple Anki card types
• Improved how radicals/handwriting integrates with UI
• More robust UI navigation
• Wenlin/eStroke links displayed in dialog box
• Some widget fixes
• Fixed tag font size issue
• Bug fixes