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DianHua Dictionary

Lookup words and Study Chinese with both Traditional and Simplified characters in this fully offline capable Chinese-English dictionary for iOS.

DianHua Dictionary +Audio

DianHua Dictionary +Audio includes native audio pronunciation of over 16,000 entries in DianHua Dictionary along with simulated pronunciation of all 100,000+ entries.

Recent Blog Posts

LianXiShuZi v0.1 Available on the AppStore

I was caught completely by surprise tonight when I received the “Ready for Sale” e-mail for LianXiShuZi.  Being so close to Thanksgiving, I figured I would be waiting a while for it to become available.  I’m hopeful folks find it as useful as I have...

LianXiShuZi: Practice Chinese Numbers

Numbers are an essential component of becoming fluent in any language.  For the most part, learning numbers in Chinese is much simpler than many other languages as all of the numbers from 0-99 are based on the numbers 0-9.  Beyond 99, however, things become a little...

BETA: Practice Reading, Writing, and Hearing Numbers

Tentatively named LianXiShu, my new application helps you practice Chinese numbers.  As most any beginning Chinese student knows, Chinese numbers are fairly straightforward.  There are no special numbers between 0 and 100.  You simply combine 1-10 to make all of the...

Dictionary Search Performance

There have been a few notes in the reviews on the App Store about search times in DianHua Dictionary.  One review noted that a search for “Football” and even “American Football” took far too long.  On the recently released v1.3.2, a search for...

DianHua Dictionary v1.3.2 Now Available

DianHua Dictionary v1.3.2 is now available on the iTunes App Store.  The new version corrects several minor bugs not the least of which was incorrect labeling of Chinese characters on the definition page.  More importantly, though, search results have been improved...

DianHua Dictionary v1.3.2 Awaiting Approval

DianHua Dictionary v1.3.2 has been submitted to Apple for approval.  Here are the release notes provided to Apple:   Traditional and Simplified labels on the Definition pages have been corrected. Improved search speed and result quality in all kinds of searches....

A Quick Look at v1.3

The past month has been a busy one for me.  I expected to release v1.3 a couple of weeks ago, but it has taken until today to put together a suitable beta.  In that time, there have been two main complaints about the current version of DianHua Dictionary, v1.2.1:...

Version 1.2.1 Through Review

This is a bit of a double-edged sword for me.  Version 1.2.1 was identified as Ready for Sale by Apple today, but the binary they reviewed includes a labeling mistake on the dictionary entry page.  In the version that will likely show up this evening, the labels...