Hanping Chinese Dictionary (Pro, Lite & Cantonese) 6.8 released

March 26th, 2018

This update is for Android Marshmallow 6.0 and later.

  • Added Import User Vocab feature to allow bulk import of words into your custom tags. In the Tags tab, click on the 3-dots icon top-right (just below Tags label) and select Import user vocab file.  You can then pick any text file and Hanping will automatically extract vocab from it. Note – the text file should contain a vocab list (e.g. one vocab item per line), not freeform text.  Several different formats are supported (not just the Hanping format).Hanping first gives you a preview of ALL the words it finds before you proceed with the import. Imported words are auto-tagged like “_imported::2018-03-26 09:27” with the imported tag group displayed next to the starred and notes groups at the top of the Tags tab.
  • New launcher icon (Android Oreo 8.0 and later) – the old-style Hanping icon does not fill well in the new Adaptive Icon style of Android Oreo, so it’s received a total redesign!
  • Added Zhonga to external links (great for example sentences)
  • Wildcard search templates moved from Search screen overflow menu (“Custom search…”) to search box context menu. To test this, enter 朋友 in search box and long-tap on search box (make sure the text is not selected). You will see menu items for *朋友, *朋友*, *朋*友* etc
  • Pro & Lite only: Updated CC-CEDICT dictionary data and fixed some translation issues in the example sentences
  • Several bug fixes

Available from the Google Play Store.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary (Pro, Lite & Cantonese) 6.7 released

January 26th, 2018
  • More export options (long-tap on tag in Tags tab). Now you can also export your tagged (as well as built-in tags like HSK) words to a text file with all custom taggings & starrings included
  • Performance improvements (e.g. regarding tag lists)
  • (Mandarin apps only) Added another 100 example sentences (provided by TutorMandarin)
  • Clip Monitor Quick Settings Tile tweaks
  • Many bug fixes

Available from the Google Play Store.

Hanping Cantonese Dictionary 6.6 released

November 20th, 2017
  • Updated Cantodict dictionary data and example sentences

Available from the Google Play Store.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary (Pro & Lite) 6.6 released

November 18th, 2017
  • Added thousands of example sentences (provided by TutorMandarin)
  • In total, over 5,000 example sentences, and over 5,000 words have at least one example sentence
  • Bug fixes

Available from the Google Play Store.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary (Pro, Lite & Cantonese) 6.5 released

October 18th, 2017
  • Updated ABC dictionaries and formatting – please go to Add Ons screen to perform update (Hanping Pro only)
  • Added part-of-speech to ABC brief definitions (e.g. in search results and Anki export) (Hanping Pro only)
  • Added Soundboard shortcut (Android 7.1+) – long-tap on launcher icon. You can also long-tap on shortcut to pin to homescreen
  • Fixed downloading add-ons from China
  • Fixed widget color bug
  • Better support for Chinese headwords containing non-Hanzi
  • Fixed Invite Friends (navigation drawer) – use this to send others a Play Store link to install Hanping
  • Other bug fixes

Available from the Google Play Store.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary (Pro, Lite & Cantonese) 6.4 released

August 20th, 2017

We’ve made it easier to hear all the Chinese sounds by adding a Soundboard (accessible from the left Navigation drawer) to the Hanping dictionary apps.  This is similar to our Hanping SoundBox app (which is going to be slowly phased out).

Single-Syllable Sounds

All our dictionary apps now include the ability to hear (in one place) the audio for every single-syllable sound. Tones that never occur or are extremely rare are greyed out.

This is great news for Hanping Cantonese Dictionary users in particular because none of our apps previously supported a Cantonese soundboard.


Hanping Pro additionally includes the ability (HSK Tone Pairs tab) to hear two-syllable sounds from HSK level 1 to 5. Note: if you have purchased the HSK (2 to 5) add-on, all tone-pairs are available, otherwise only the tone pairs in HSK 1 are available.  This is not available for the Hanping Cantonese Dictionary app (or Hanping Lite app).

General Features

  • Long-tap on any sound to jump to the dictionary definition. Use the up/down arrows (top-right corner) to step through the various definitions with that same pronunciation.
  • In the Initial/Final screen, tap the toneless syllable on the left hand side to play all the tones for that syllable. A quick way to play the famous “ma1, ma2, ma3, ma4”!

Transferring Hanping SoundBox in-app purchase to Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro

If you have already purchased the add-on in Hanping SoundBox (which unlocks all the extra sounds) then please send us an email so that we can transfer your purchase to Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro.  Please include either the email address for your Google account (used to make the purchase) or the Google Play Store order number.

Available from the Google Play Store.

Hanping Chinese Camera 2.6 and Popup 1.3 released

July 28th, 2017

Added support for Hanping Dictionary’s new Notes feature.

Available from the Google Play Store.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro/Lite & Cantonese 6.3 released!

July 27th, 2017
  • Add notes to any word – this allows you to add your own translations/meanings/comments to any word regardless of whether it is already in a dictionary or not
  • More consistent sorting of tagged items (when you click on a tag in the Tags tab)
  • Removed “tagged items” button from Tags tab (tap on CUSTOM label instead)
  • Better syncing of tagging changes with AnkiDroid (Note: Hanping Lite does not support AnkiDroid export) – deselecting a tag will now deselect it from AnkiDroid (if auto-export is enabled)
  • Improved first-time install experience – nice circular progress bar and better handling of restoring from backups
  • Updated dictionary data (CC-CEDICT, CANTODICT)
  • Several bug fixes


Available from the Google Play Store.

Hanping Chinese Popup 1.2 released

July 2nd, 2017
  • Popup shows tags (e.g. “hsk 1”, custom tags etc)
  • Long-press star icon to assign custom tags
  • Bug fix: properly detect characters against left edge
  • Added button to popup to switch between Mandarin & Cantonese (if both Hanping dictionary apps installed)
  • Cleaner notification (Android N) with buttons for Popup settings, hide/show handle, stop

Available from the Google Play Store.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary (Pro, Lite & Cantonese) 6.2 released

June 26th, 2017
  • Tag from within clipboard notifications (Android N)
  • Improved clipboard notification styling (choose between old Hanping style and new System style in Hanping notification settings)
  • Improved example sentence formatting (bigger font for Chinese characters, nicer styling)
  • Some UI tweaks and bug fixes


Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.