說文字典

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Chinese characters are a kind of magical [block text]. No matter how complex the composition elements of any character are, they will eventually be combined into a single syllable square character. Just because the size of each character is the same, it is more conducive to creating a variety of beautiful Words and sentences and style, so Chinese characters have developed so richly in the history of literature. Although Chinese characters may seem complicated, the way they are made is reasonable. Early literacy of the ancients was based on the principle of making characters, so it was possible to scrutinize characters, integrate retrieval, and learn quickly. However, modern Chinese education focuses on practical learning of words and sentences. , While ignoring the learning method of the text itself, the general dictionary only provides individual explanations of the text, and lacks a systematic integrated learning function, so it is easy to learn while forgetting, and it is impossible to improve the efficiency of learning.

In fact, no matter what kind of writing in the world, human beings always use [modularization] as much as possible at the beginning of creation to continuously derive new characters. Only in this way can the characters store the most information and is easier to pass on from generation to generation. It is only due to the variation of human spoken language. It often changes the structure of characters, resulting in only a few languages ​​in the world today that can retain the most primitive structure of characters. For example, [Pinyin text] uses letters to spell out a vocabulary that meets the spoken language. Since the length of the vocabulary must be continuously increased to correspond to the spoken pronunciation, in order to avoid the text being too long, only part of the syllables can be extracted and combined into one. In the new text, it is difficult to find the original grouping relationship after the phonetic evolution of the past dynasties. However, there is no corresponding relationship between Chinese character grouping elements and spoken language. No matter how many word grouping elements there are, the overall text size will not increase. The ancients used the method of "grouping words" to create new words, and then People also use the method of [create words with characters] to create new vocabulary. Because this peculiar way can preserve the complete structure of characters, it is not easy to be affected by the spoken language and change, so even though it has been passed down for thousands of years, So far, they still have obvious modular characteristics.

Since each [character image] of Chinese contains many modular elements, in theory, as long as you understand the composition and structure of each character one by one, you should be able to improve your Chinese comprehension ability, but the problem is the number of Chinese characters Many, the relationship between grouping characters is intricate, the workload of checking characters is huge, and it is extremely cumbersome to review frequently, which makes it impossible for people to look up characters thoroughly. This is because Chinese is a [modularized] text, but the general input and retrieval methods are extremely inconsistent. The purpose is only to [find text] rather than [categorize text], so it can only be searched in fragments. It is difficult to provide an integrated learning method. If you can search for each type of [character form] and automatically categorize a series of words [structure related] based on the principle of character creation, people can easily learn, and over time, they will be able to fully grasp the usage of the text, and they will learn more The more interested.

The difficulty of    Chinese is not that it has a large number of characters and is difficult to understand, but that it is difficult to retrieve and cannot be understood by analogy. This is due to the large difference between ancient and modern fonts, many characters have evolved into different shapes, and there is no effective method that can be integrated and retrieved. Therefore, people can only search for characters piecemeal, see the trees but not the forest, and it is difficult to fully grasp the usage of the characters. . In fact, these problems were very easy in the era of Xiaozhuan, because the Xiaozhuan in the Qin Dynasty has unified the characters of many countries, and the radicals of each character maintain a unified form, the structure can be clear at a glance, and the entire batch of retrieval and learning are all It is easy, but in the same period, after the [Libian] in the Qin Dynasty, many characters changed their shapes, or the strokes were shortened, which made it difficult to recognize. As a result, many wrong interpretation methods appeared. It was far-fetched and caused many contradictions, and it was impossible to get through. It was not until the Eastern Han Dynasty [Xu Shen] created [Shu Wen Jie Zi], which recorded in detail the connotation of the characters in the period when Xiao Zhuan unified the Chinese. Systematic research and methods of learning Chinese. From then on, people began to emphasize the basis for interpreting characters. [Shuowen Jiezi] has also been widely quoted in various [character books] of philology. For more than two thousand years, people have used philology methods since childhood. By understanding the composition and connotation of words, one can draw inferences from one another and penetrate ancient and modern articles. However, due to the west wind in modern times and the rise of vernacular writing, the study of characters has abandoned the traditional methods of philology and switched to the fragmentary learning method of Western characters (colloquialized). However, Chinese characters are not originally colloquialized characters, which has caused modern people not only To learn the colloquial vernacular and classical classical Chinese, there are also various differences in [simplified and traditional]. Faced with hundreds of thousands of words, they can only use very inefficient retrieval methods, so modern people learn Compared with ancient times, the process is more difficult.

Although modern people already have many advanced digital technologies, the learning method of Chinese has not improved efficiency due to the advancement of science and technology. The reason is that the general application is only designed to imitate the fragmentary learning methods of the western [spoken text]. It is not designed according to the integrated learning method of Chinese [modularized text]. In fact, as long as you analyze Chinese words according to [Shu Wen Jie Zi], you can find that most of the words are composed of [合体字]. In theory, you can design more intuitive and rigorous words than Pinyin. [ Relevant search function, only because of the difficulty of [character search], no similar works have been published in the market. In order to achieve this ideal, this dictionary adopts the analysis method of [Shu Wen Jie Zi] to redesign a [composite] glyph structure, which can dynamically query and display [structure-related] single characters, because this integrates the text Interpretation level, so it is easier to understand the relative meaning of words and sentences. And the retrieval method is quite convenient, if you want frequent review, it will become very easy.

1. Tree structure (analysis of glyphs)
Use [Tree structure] to analyze the glyph structure of a single character in detail, and list [小篆] and [kaishu] to compare each other. You can also open each layer to observe the position of the radicals and analyze the changes in strokes, and connect to the [Vocabulary List] , One [click] action can view related explanations, eliminating the tedious query process and improving the efficiency of learning.

If you compare the way of forming characters in Western scripts, most of the [initials, endings, roots] of pinyin texts are just [syllables] rather than complete single characters, while Chinese is a form of [word grouping]. Grouped text, each [radical component] is a complete word, so it is most suitable to use multi-layer [trees] to present its structure.

2. Dynamics (Range Tips)
   According to the input [radical combination], a bright color is displayed in the [font] of the single character to highlight the position of the radical.

Since Chinese is a kind of [block] characters, each [radical] that composes a single character is not [arranged in a straight line] and easy to distinguish like the letters of pinyin characters, but is combined into a square character in a [two-dimensional arrangement], and some The shape has been changed or simplified, which makes it difficult to identify, but only by marking the position of the radical with high-brightness colors, the original structure can be clearly presented.

3. Visualization [Glyph Search]
Different from other dictionaries on the market, it uses fixed [radical table] or colloquial [Zhuyin, Pinyin] to search for single characters, which leads to the lack of relevance in the search results, but uses the [radicals] defined by [Words] Structure], precise search font, dynamic classification of words, so the search results have clear and precise relevance. Moreover, you can search each level of the word, and combine with the function of [Range Prompt] to achieve the effect of [What You See Is What You Get].

Due to the differences in the principles of Chinese and Western characters, after countless years of [phonetic evolution], the [spelling] of pinyin characters will change with the spoken language, and most of the [initials, suffixes, roots] They only save syllables, not complete texts. Although Chinese [Spoken Language] has evolved different pronunciations and dialects, the text itself has developed independently and has not changed with [Spoken Language]. Most of the texts are preserved. The complete structure of the original glyph. As long as the original structure preserved in this type of text is used, a series of words with [derivative meaning] can be searched out from any single word.

4. Quick [Vocabulary Search]
  You can enter [simplified and traditional, synonymous characters] at will, and the correct vocabulary will be found automatically. You only need to enter a few words in the vocabulary, and enter question marks (or spaces) for other uncertain parts. Each different vocabulary found will be sorted according to the position of the input [known words] in the vocabulary, and marked in red to improve the speed of visual search.

The characteristic of Chinese is that each word is a fixed-size square, and it does not change its shape with the use of different words and sentences. Unlike [Pinyin text], the length is not fixed and changes, so the position of Chinese words in the words and sentences It can be accurately positioned, and it is very neat after sorting. Using the characteristics of this [block word] to design [Vocabulary Search] allows users to find vocabulary easily and quickly.

V. Quick [Interpretation Reverse Check]
   Use [single finger] to click on the word in the [Interpretation Screen] to find the explanation and record the search process completely. You can open [History] and click on each record in the past to quickly restore every action you have performed, including [Range Tree, Word List, Vocabulary List], which can be restored to the original state. This is better to use than bookmarks, and it helps to repeatedly review various explanations back and forth.

6. Complete (collection of words)
Not only the name of the [word] itself, but the current query status of the complete collection, including [input content, radical tree, word list, vocabulary list] can be completely collected, and all relevance is preserved , Can be called at any time to continue the query step at that time.

Seven. Fonts can be scaled at will
   If you can’t see clearly, just use [two-finger gesture] to zoom in at any time.

8. Vocabulary pronunciation
   can easily listen to the pronunciation of the vocabulary, without having to look at the phonetic symbols.

Nine. Stroke exercises
   provides stroke exercises that conform to the [radical framework], which can be copied directly on the screen. It can be matched with [Stroke Analysis] and open each layer of [Range Tree] to observe each stroke of [Kaishu]. It can be seen that the [Pen shape, structure] of Kaishu is related to the corresponding [小篆]. If you want to write a good handwriting, you must write the right radical first, and then you can use your own creativity.

X. Simplified and Traditional Investigation
  You can enter [Simplified and Traditional] words at the same time, and both [Character Search and Vocabulary Search] are applicable. You can also press the [简] button at any time, and each window will switch fonts without interrupting any operation status.


Description of "Normal Edition":
You can query the explanation of [single word, vocabulary] after the initial installation, and continue to increase the use time of [full version] by clicking on the advertisement.

Instructions for "Subscription Version":
In the [Settings] screen, the [Subscription] method is provided, the period is one year, all functions are provided during the subscription period, and advertisements are removed.
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Nov 30, 2022

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4.8
468 reviews
ピーマン
June 14, 2022
Almost perfect! Very great app for etymological research on Chinese characters. Lots of references from old dictionaries and also some pictures of older forms. I just wish there was a 'paid' version cause I don't like watching adds.
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說文字典工作室
June 15, 2022
感謝您的支持,本字典有提供「每年訂閱」的付費方式,請按下左上角的「menu\設定」打開設定畫面,最底下就會出現訂閱按鈕,您可以在密集使用的期間採用訂閱方式,但不一定要持續每年訂閱。再次感謝您。
A Google user
August 11, 2019
An amazing and extremely interesting resource for those interested in studying the development of Chinese characters.
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說文字典工作室
August 12, 2019
謝謝您的讚賞。您也可以從學習效率的角度來看問題,因為傳統中文的檢索方式太無效率,而新一代的電子字典也都沒有改善此問題,目前似乎只有本字典提供了「字形檢索」的查字方式,這應該是最快速的方法了。
Voon Yee Vee
March 31, 2021
Great dictionary! I have been using it for years! Very useful for understanding ancient texts.
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說文字典工作室
March 31, 2021
感謝您的支持,我們會持續研發新功能,希望對您的學習有幫助。

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