Kangxi Radicals Lite 1.0.3

Kangxi Radicals Lite 1.0.3

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Publisher: Sjors Provoost
License: Freeware
Size: 9.7 MB
Date added: 2014-08-09
Downloads: 6
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Are you looking at a Chinese restaurant menu with no idea what you're about to eat? It used to take a lot of skill to lookup a character in a dictionary. With this app however, you can identify hundreds of characters in just three taps! You don't have to learn anything.

Each Chinese character consist of several elementary shapes, called radicals. Official dictionaries only make use of one radical per character, but this app looks at all of them. To find a character like ? tap on the first radical that you recognize: ?. You'll then see another list of radicals where you need to tap on ?. That takes you to a short list of matching characters.

For each character the app shows up to 3 words and phrases with their English translation and Chinese pronunciation. Everything works offline.

The Lite version has all characters for the official Chinese proficiency test Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) levels 1 and 2. If you like it, please consider buying the full version. It has many more characters, example words and phrases as well as pronunciations by real humans.

The about section of the app shows a list of all the sources I used, the most important of which are wiktionary.org and CEDICT.

The app gathers anonymous usage information which helps me to improve the app.

System Requirements: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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