Tag Archives: chinese

Online English-Chinese Dictionary Nciku

nciku_logo.pngA student worker of mine recently recommended a site that she uses for her Chinese course. It’s an English-Chinese online dictionary called Nciku. What’s great about this site is that not only is it a text dictionary, but it also has tools like audio, the ability to practice writing, and even create mp3 lists of words with the English and the Chinese definitions. There is even a Q and A section where you can ask native Chinese speakers questions about words. If you want to create vocab lists or take practice language tests, all you need to do is sign up for a free account with Nciku (you don’t need an account to use it like a normal dictionary). If you would like to learn more or would like to try out this site, click on the link below:


Google Voice Search Can Now Understand Chinese

Google Search by voice function (part of the Google Mobile app) is available on certain phones and now you can search in Mandarin Chinese. What’s also nice is that only is this app usable in another language other than English, but is also gives you search results that are local and are in your surrounding location. To learn more about this feature, please visit Google’s blog here:



Free iPhone App for Chinese Language Review: ChinesePod

chinesepod_logo.jpgChinesePod (by Praxis Language) is a free iPhone app that is” an integrated Chinese dictionary and flashcard system designed for ‘fast launch, and short use’.” It also has example sentences and audio (this is for context purposes).  To learn more about the app, click on the link below to visit the iTunes app store: