Hanping Cantonese Dictionary

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309 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
★ Many example sentences demonstrating word usage
★ Chinese handwriting recognition built in
★ Hanzi stroke animations (800+ free plus 8700+ 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.
Updated on
Nov 26, 2022

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309 reviews
Abby Mitra
September 14, 2022
This app used to use Sheik's Cantodict as it's database. When that was the case, it was easily the best Cantonese dictionary available on Android. That's no longer the case. Whatever they've replaced it with is not nearly as good. Guess I'm stuck using my browser to look up words now. I would not recommend this app.
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September 14, 2022
Hi Abby, thank you for your review. I have good news for you: the app is still using Cantodict as its database. If you're seeing something different, then it sounds like a bug either with the app or your device. Please email me so that we can take a proper look and fix this. Kind regards, Mark support@hanping.app
Ben MacLeod
November 17, 2022
It's great but I'm withholding one star because a recent update made the app a lot clunkier to use. It loads slower and pointless animation has been added to the interface.
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Howard Parry
September 11, 2022
Very very good spoken cantonese dictionary with jyutping romanisation. A must for any learner of Cantonese. Also includes the written varient. Only very minor issue not always tells you the associated measure word. Highly recommended
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September 14, 2022
Hi Howard. Thanks very much for your feedback and kind words. Kind regards, Mark

What's new

• Updated dictionary data
• Better hanzi searching - matches on both traditional and simplified characters regardless of whether using Simp[Trad] or Trad[Simp] setting
• Bug fixes