Hanping Chinese apps for Android

We’ve been building simple-yet-powerful Mandarin & Cantonese language-learning Android apps since 2008


handwriting recognition

Supports recognizing over 12,000 Simplified & Traditional characters.

voice recognition

Recognize both Mandarin & Cantonese voice input using device voice recognition.

Native speaker audio

All single syllables included + over 4,000 multi-syllables via in-app purchases

No ads & works offline

No need for an internet connection. Even voice recognition can be configured for offline use.

Stroke animations

Learn how all the common characters are written. 839 free + 8,735 via in-app purchase


Play individual syllables or practice specific tone pairs

Traditional & Simplified Characters

Select either or both according to whether you are learning in Mainland China or Taiwan

Pinyin & Zhuyin phonetic

Both tone-numbers and tone-marks supported. Vertical Zhuyin also supported

Hanzi, Pinyin & English search

Hanping searches headwords and meanings to help you find what you’re looking for.

Multiple dictionary support

Built-in dictionary is CC-CEDICT but Wenlin’s grammar-rich professional ABC dictionaries available as in-app purchases.

Over 5,000 example sentences

Each sentence includes Hanzi, pinyin and English translation.

Organize words using stars, tags and notes

Create your own word lists and add notes to any word.

AnkiDroid Flashcards integration

Study your vocab, by getting Hanping to automatically create AnkiDroid flashcards from your word lists.

Import/export vocab lists

Supports various text file formats (e.g. Anki, Skritter, Inkstone).

Third-party website/app linking

For any Chinese headword, jump straight to the appropriate page in websites & apps like Google Translate, Skritter, YellowBridge, Naver and over 50 more.

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Hanping Chinese Camera

Save time doing dictionary lookups with Chinese OCR! Simply point your camera at some Chinese text to get all the English definitions. No need to even touch the screen! Also works on any image including screenshots!

This app is compatible with our Mandarin and Cantonese dictionary apps.

If you’re not satisfied, for any reason, within 30 days you get a full refund, period, no questions asked. We don’t want your money if you’re not amazingly happy.

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Hanping Chinese Popup

The ultimate solution for quickly looking up Chinese words on your smartphone or tablet, no matter what app (or system screens) you are using.

The world’s first app (on any platform) to combine in-app screen capture with OCR technology.

If you’re not satisfied, for any reason, within 30 days you get a full refund, period, no questions asked. We don’t want your money if you’re not amazingly happy. Simply send us an email.

Hanping Cantonese Dictionary

Learning Cantonese instead? This app combines the best-in-class Cantodict dictionary together with Hanping’s technology to bring you the ultimate tool to assist your studies.

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Traditional & Simplified Characters

No matter whether Hong Kong or Guangdong!

Multiple phonetic options

Jyutping (numbered & superscript), Yale (tone-marked and numbered) supported

Native speaker audio

For all single-syllable sounds

Cantodict dictionary entries

Comprehensive dictionary differentiating spoken versus written language