Pinyin Dictionary
Pinyin Dictionary
2.1.1

4.0

Pinyin Dictionary free download for Mac

Pinyin Dictionary2.1.1

07 July 2009

Transliterates Chinese characters (hanzi) to romanized forms.

Overview

Pinyin Dictionary transliterates Chinese characters (hanzi) to romanized forms. It supports Hanyu Pinyin, Zhuyin (Bopomofo), MPS 2, Wade-Giles, and Tongyong Pinyin.

What's new in Pinyin Dictionary

Version 2.1.1:
  • Customizable Return key behavior.

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4 Reviews of Pinyin Dictionary

Mhar
27 November 2007
Version: 2.0

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Wow. As someone who reads and writes Chinese but is not a native speaker, this app is absolutely amazing. If only I had had it twenty years ago! How different life would have been.
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Mrcoffeeluver
11 August 2010
Version: 2.1.1
Good piece of software to get Chinese script into pronounceable form for us dummies who can only read pinyin. Has also multiple "legacy" formats to transcribe Chinese script.
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5
Zeitkind
17 March 2009
Version: 2.1
Very nice tool for anyone who needs to read Chinese characters. Was looking for that for years now. Many Thanks! Feature request: Add the free chinese-english CEDict for single words.
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Mhar
27 November 2007
Version: 2.0
Wow. As someone who reads and writes Chinese but is not a native speaker, this app is absolutely amazing. If only I had had it twenty years ago! How different life would have been.
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3
Musubana
27 November 2007
Version: 2.0
Nice. I do not know a word of Chinese, but finally I can add sound to all those ”mute” internet adds… (ˆ_ˆ) Unless you have a CJK keyboard/typing device it is a bit hard to use, though. I picked random signs from the System's floating Unicode palette (click the flag on your menubar), and discovered that Pinyin Dictionary only covers the mere basics. If you input some sign from the extended sign blocks, like "CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-20021" (𠀡), the program yields nothing. I guess actual readers and learners of Chinese script will give this app their thumbs up. Let's wait and see… (A final wish: Why not include IPA transscription as well? That would be a perfect way to learn Mandarin. [I assume the program gives the Mandarin pronunciation of the signs, though it does not explicitly says so - which it definitely should!])
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