說文字典

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About this app

Learning characters has never been an easy task, but characters are the foundation of all knowledge and subjects. No matter which country's characters you are learning, if you don't pay attention to the method, just learn word by word, it will be ineffective , it is also difficult to progress. If the efficiency of the learning method is too low and the process of looking up characters is too troublesome, you will develop the habit of not asking for deep understanding, and the articles you write will be full of mistakes and omissions. This is the main reason for the decline in the Chinese level of modern people.

Thinking back to the Chinese curriculum in my student days, the school focused on the standard answers for the exam. Under the pressure of entering a higher school, students were passive in learning. If they had any questions, they would just go to the ready-made annotations and seldom take the initiative to look them up in the dictionary. Under this kind of cramming education, reciting standard answers becomes the only way of learning, and there is no motivation to find answers by yourself. Since it is just memorizing by rote, of course there will be no difference in learning methods, and there will be no room for increased efficiency.

In fact, the structure of Chinese characters is extremely rigorous. Whether it is the way of forming characters or the way of forming sentences, they all have extremely modular characteristics, which can be used to understand and deduce characters and improve the efficiency of learning. The ancients used Only by learning characters with these characteristics can we be familiar with ancient and modern articles and become a generation of literary giants. If modern people can make good use of science and technology and integrate learning methods, it will not be difficult to catch up with the ancients.

However, although the dictionaries of apps are very popular today, and there are many softwares for learning Chinese characters, there are only a handful of apps that can really improve learning efficiency. The reason is that the way of learning Chinese characters has changed. The process, on the surface, is more in line with the standards of Western colloquial writing, but in fact it has caused structure confusion, difficulty in retrieval, and reduced learning efficiency. It seems that Chinese characters will never be learned. Generally, the applications designed only cater to the current learning style, but do not design applications for the characteristics of Chinese characters. Although there are many types, it makes people feel at a loss.

We are fortunate to have discovered these problems at an early stage, found the right direction, invested a lot of effort in the research and development of "Shuowen Dictionary", and designed learning methods such as "graph analysis and font retrieval". Only by integrating ancient and modern characters at the same time can we learn Tracing back to the source, deducing the text, and improving learning efficiency.

Now that the era of intelligence is coming, the original idea has finally been realized. To make the dictionary itself a real learning tool, we must thank the ancestors of Chinese civilization. It is they who created Chinese characters so scientifically and elegantly that future generations can achieve this ideal. We also hope to fulfill our responsibilities as scientific and technological people , worthy of the long history of Chinese characters.


1. Tree structure [glyph analysis]
Use [Tree Structure] to analyze the glyph structure of individual characters in detail, and list [Xiaozhuan] and [Regular Script] at the same time for comparison. You can also open each layer to observe the position of radicals and analyze stroke changes, and relate to [Vocabulary List] , you can view related explanations with one [click] action, which saves the cumbersome query process and improves the efficiency of learning.

If you compare the way of grouping characters in Western characters, most of the [initials, endings, and roots] of Pinyin characters are just [syllables] rather than complete single characters, while Chinese is a model of [grouping characters by characters]. For grouped characters, each [radical component] is a complete word, so it is most suitable to use a multi-layered [dendrimer] to present its structure.

2. Dynamic [radical prompt]
According to the input [radical combination], a high-brightness color is displayed in the [font] of a single character to highlight the position of the radical.

Since Chinese is a [square] text, each [radical] that makes up a single character is not [arranged in a straight line] and easy to distinguish like the letters of the pinyin text, 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 need to mark the position of the radical with a high-brightness color, and the original structure can be clearly presented.

3. Visualization (glyph retrieval)
Different from other dictionaries on the market that use fixed [radicals] or colloquial [Zhuyin, Pinyin] to search for individual characters, resulting in a lack of relevance in the search results, it uses [radicals] defined by [Phraology] Structure], precise search fonts, and dynamic classification of words, so the search results have clear and rigorous relevance. Moreover, you can search for each level of a word, and then combine the function of [radical prompt] to achieve the effect of [what you see is what you get].

Due to the differences in the principles of character formation between 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 [prefixes, suffixes, roots] They all only preserve the syllables, not the complete text. Although the [oral language] of Chinese has evolved different pronunciations and dialects, the text itself has developed independently and has not changed with the [oral language]. Most of the text has been preserved. The complete structure of the original glyph. As long as the original structure preserved by this kind of writing is used, a series of words with (derivative meaning) can be searched from any single word.

4. Quick [Vocabulary Search]
You can enter [simplified and traditional characters, synonyms] 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 entered [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-sized square, and will not change shape with the different words and sentences used, unlike [Pinyin characters] whose length is not fixed and often changes, so the position of Chinese words in words and sentences is It can be accurately positioned, and it is very neat after sorting. Using the characteristics of this [square word] to design [vocabulary retrieval], users can easily and quickly find vocabulary.

Five. Quick [interpretation and anti-check]
Use [single finger] to click on the word in the [interpretation screen], you can find the explanation, and record the query process completely. You can open [History Records] and click on each record in the past, and you can quickly restore each action that has been operated, including [radical tree, word list, vocabulary list], all of which can be restored to the original state. This works better than bookmarks, and is useful for repeatedly going back and forth between explanations.

6. Complete [Favorite Words]
It is not only a simple collection of the name of the [word] itself, but a complete collection of the current query status, including [input content, radical tree, word list, vocabulary list] can be completely collected, preserving all the relevance , call it at any time to continue the query steps at that time.

7. The font can be scaled at will
If there is something unclear, just use [two-finger gesture] to zoom in on the screen at any time.

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

9. Stroke practice
Provides stroke exercises that conform to the [radical structure], which can be copied directly on the screen. It can be combined with [stroke analysis] to open each layer of [radical tree] to observe each stroke of [regular script]. It can be seen that the [stroke shape and structure] of regular script are related to the corresponding [small seal script]. If you want to write good handwriting, you must first write the correct radicals, and then you can use your creativity.

10. Simplified and Traditional Check
[Simplified and Traditional] words can be input at the same time, and both [Character Search and Vocabulary Search] are applicable. You can also press the [Jane] button at any time, and each window will switch fonts without interrupting any operation status.


Description of "Normal Edition":
You can check the explanation of [single words and vocabulary] after the first installation, and you can continue to increase the usage time of the [full version] by clicking on the advertisement.

Description of "Subscription Edition":
The [Subscription] method is provided on the [Settings] screen, and the period is one year. During the subscription period, all functions are provided and advertisements are removed.

Business name: Shuowen Dictionary Studio
Unified number: 41402529
Updated on
Feb 16, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

4.8
444 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
April 22, 2020
Great dictionary, but outdated UI. Please add 兩岸字典 is possible.
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說文字典工作室
April 22, 2020
謝謝您的意見。有關操作界面的問題,應該是屬於風格的不同,並無新舊的問題,我們的版本都有持續在更新,請勿擔心功能會太舊。至於您所說的「兩岸字典」應更正為「兩岸詞典」吧!本字典並不注重詞彙的解釋,因為近代的詞彙多為白話文,無需解釋,而且各地區都有不同的方言俚語,差異甚大,我們只會搜集共通的詞彙作為範例,其他區域性的詞語並無擴充計劃,在此致歉。
P L
July 19, 2021
Ain many aspects, this is an excellent app compared to others.
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說文字典工作室
July 19, 2021
謝謝您的讚賞。有關利用 「Ad廣告」獲取獎勵的方式,您可以直接點擊畫面底部的「橫幅廣告」,就可以避免彈出「全屏廣告」,利用此法可以不用花時間觀看廣告內容,直接返回主畫面即可,但若等到彈出了全屏的「獎勵式廣告」,就必須觀看廣告一段時間才會獲得獎勵,這是「橫幅廣告」與「獎勵式廣告」兩者的差別。

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補充、修正字典內容。