Readibu - Chinese novel reader

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517 reviews
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About this app

Discover new stories and worlds in Chinese!

Ready to move beyond flashcards and graded readers? Readibu is your portal to the world of popular Chinese web novels, short stories and children stories enjoyed by native readers. From historical to sci-fi or romance to horror, there's always something good to read.

Readibu is a Chinese web reader where you can:
1. Explore popular web novels, short stories, and children stories from native Chinese sites
2. Tap on characters for definitions
3. Open web pages in a reader for immersive reading
4. Absorb the language while you're immersed in gripping adventures

Supported features:
• Tap for dictionary
• Text-to-speech
• Simplified and traditional conversion
• Pinyin/zhuyin display over words
• Add custom url to display in reader
• Export saved vocabularies
• Auto-detect next chapter
• Auto-save last page you were on
Updated on
Apr 25, 2021

Data safety

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No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

487 reviews
Frederick Johnson
September 8, 2023
I luckily found a story I really like and I'm completely hooked. Being able to tap the characters I don't know to get a pop up dictionary is absolutely wonderful and lets me read a bit above my actual level and learn some new characters. The trick is finding a story you like. The blurbs are only sometimes helpful and stories often show up multiple times. I read a ton in English, and now that Readibu helps me read in Chinese, I'm quite optimistic about improving my Chinese.
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August 19, 2022
Honestly amazing. The app is basically a pop up dictionary for reading, and it doesn't really have any bugs from what I've seen. Some stuff is preselected and categorized by genre and reading level. if you want to read a book that isn't on the app, you can search for it on baidu or Google. there's also a flash card feature that i don't use much but seems to be functional. i would love to see this app for other languages. That would be exceptional.
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Serena Reese
October 12, 2020
Thank you for the multiple viewing options and short stories. I do desire to see more variety of stories in the future and perhaps even audio for at least some stories. I appreciate the character and definition lookup, but I also appreciate the pinyin, which is especially useful for looking up complex characters outside the app for more detailed study. The user interface is friendly for beginners and attractively designed. Altogether, this is a lovely app.
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What's new

• [Premium] Added Smart Name Recognition for detecting likely names of people, locations and organizations
• Added Page Stats in reader
• Make bookmark title editable
• Updated webview UI
• Fixed various bugs