Pleco Chinese Dictionary APK

Version 3.2.80 - com.pleco.chinesesystem
Last updated: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 13:21:29 UTC

Pleco Chinese Dictionary apk

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Download Version 3.2.80 (3320)
Apk Size199.15 MB
App DeveloperPleco Software
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packagecom.pleco.chinesesystem.apk

Download Pleco Chinese Dictionary 3.2.80 APK

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Pleco Chinese Dictionary is pleco,chinesesystem,books,reference, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.75 by 8 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Pleco Software website who developed it. com.pleco.chinesesystem.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 3.2.80 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 22858+ times on store. You can also download com.pleco.chinesesystem APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

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Pleco is the ultimate Chinese learning companion - an integrated Chinese English dictionary / document reader / flashcard system with fullscreen handwriting input and live camera-based character lookups, from a company with 17 years' experience making mobile Chinese learning software.

Major features: ($ = paid add-on)

• Great dictionaries: the free app comes with two dictionaries - CC-CEDICT and our in-house PLC dictionary - which together cover 130,000 Chinese words and include 20,000 example sentences with Pinyin. We offer 8 more free dictionaries as optional downloads, including a 22,000-entry Cantonese-English dictionary, and 19 other great dictionaries are available as paid upgrades. ($)

• Handwriting input: lookup unknown characters by drawing them, with a best-in-class recognition engine. (basic version free, enhanced version $)

• Live Optical Character Recognizer (OCR): look up Chinese words in the dictionary simply by pointing your device's camera at them, or by scrolling around a still image. ($)

• Screen Reader/OCR: instantly tap-lookup Chinese words in other apps through a floating interface; works on Android 4.1 and later. (reader free, OCR $)

• Flashcard System: create a card from any dictionary entry with a single button tap, import premade word lists, use advanced techniques like SRS (spaced repetition), and study in a variety of modes including fill-in-the-blanks and tone drills. (simple version free, full-featured $)

• Audio Pronunciation: instantly hear male + female native-speaker audio for Chinese dictionary headwords; recordings available for over 34,000 words. (stitched-syllable free, multi-syllable $) Or listen to example sentences with text-to-speech (system TTS free, enhanced $).

• Powerful search: look up words by Chinese characters, Pinyin (spaces/tones optional), or a combination, with support for wildcards and full-text search.

• Cross-referencing: tap on any Chinese character / word in any dictionary entry to bring up its definition.

• Stroke Order Diagrams: animations showing you how to draw each Chinese character; 500 in free app, 28,000 in paid add-on.

• Voice Recognition: look up words by speaking them into your device's microphone.

• Document Reader: open a Chinese-language text or PDF file and look up unknown words in the dictionary simply by tapping on them. ($) You can also look up characters on web pages through "Share" and in other documents through the clipboard. (free)

• PRC- and Taiwan-friendly: supports traditional and simplified characters (in dictionary definitions, stroke order, search, OCR, and handwriting), and supports Zhuyin (with ruby support) as well as Pinyin for pronunciation display.

• Cantonese: display headwords + perform searches in Jyutping/Yale romanization. We also offer Cantonese dictionary and Cantonese audio add-ons. (some $)

• No ads: we won't even nag you about buying add-ons.

We also offer excellent customer support - send us an email and see for yourself - and an active user community at

We've been making Chinese dictionary apps since 2000, and our sales and customer base have been steadily growing for 17 years across four different platforms. We take good care of our longtime users: people who bought a dictionary on a Palm Pilot in 2001 can still use that dictionary on a new Android phone in 2020 without even paying an upgrade fee.

Paid add-ons can be moved to a new device like any other paid app; just open our free app on your new device and they should reactivate.

If you already own Pleco on another OS, see for migration options.

This app uses Accessibility services. (for our Screen Reader feature, which helps users to get by in Chinese-speaking regions without knowing Chinese)

Twitter/Facebook: plecosoft

App ChangeLog

  • 3.2.79:
  • * Fixed a couple of bugs relating to accessing third party services on Android 11.
  • 3.2.78:
  • * Fixed upside-down images in "New OCR" when paused.

App Screens

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  1. fermat the kat-avatar

    fermat the kat

    Pleco is by far the best digital Ch-En (En-Ch) dictionary app out there. As a heritage speaker seeking to elevate my Chinese reading/writing skills, it boosted me from HSK 3 to 5 within a mo and I'm finally seeing progress in my Mandarin learning journey. Almost every search definition is thorough and somehow captures subtle nuances of complex expressions. Very much liking the OCR capabilities which allows you translate characters directly on your screen with a single tap.

  2. Xi Yun Chang-avatar

    Xi Yun Chang

    This English-Chinese dictionary is literally the best..The explanations are very clear and is easy to understand. I would 10/10 recommend this app if u are looking for a chinese dictionary or a English to chinese translation app!!!👍👍👍👍👍

  3. utf 8-avatar

    utf 8

    This is the best Chinese dictionary. Satisfying, pleasing, beautiful and intelligent UI. But, we can't favorite a word. Organizing cards is hard. Can't rename cards. Can't make our own cards.

  4. avid breather-avatar

    avid breather

    This is literally the best offline dictionary app (and without a doubt better than english dictionary apps) it is fast, ad free and has great knowledge on chinese, definitely recommended.

  5. Tim Trout-avatar

    Tim Trout

    The free dictionary on its own is great and the amount of optional add ons is amazing

  6. Renato Montes-avatar

    Renato Montes

    An amazing, pleasantly non-annoying, professional app that has given me no problems in the five years I have used it after updates. Has in-app purchases for many more dictionaries. What a wonderful work by its programmers! I've been disappointed by other language apps, but not this one, standing tall among them. I wish there was a way to search example sentences, but it's not a real complaint. Recommended.

  7. Cali Chesterman-avatar

    Cali Chesterman

    Been using this app for 5 years. No ads. Highly recommend, whether youre practicing writing, reading, or pronunciation. Great for navigating everyday life in China. Dictionary function is well though out and thorough. Have to get creative when translating some American-English idioms, phrases, and slang.

  8. ATV-avatar


    great app, the OCR works very well, definitions are great with helpful examples, vocab card organization is very good. this is my go-to to translate nuance (use Google translate to figure out the gist of a sentence, and this to figure out what each part means.) Don't know of an equivalent on PC, so I run this on my PC with an android emulator and it works great there, too

  9. Gabriel-avatar


    The Dictionary is great. However I'm really not happy with the flash card system. I bought the bundle, but the spaced repettition system is really unclear and the settings in general are imho too complicated. Also it would really not be difficult to implement some nice statistics diagrams, i.e. showing progress with correct rate and number of characters.

  10. Forrest McSweeney-avatar

    Forrest McSweeney

    This is the best dictionary platform for Chinese by a dozen miles. Its free in-house dictionary is huge and has vast numbers of vetted example sentences. The add ons cost money but they are worth it, especially the flashcard system and the ABC Comprehensive Dictionary, the big one. Chinese learning begins here.