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.

Hanping Chinese Camera 2.5.2 released

June 22nd, 2017

This is a minor update.

  • Shows HSK level, custom taggings and whether starred
  • Updated recognition engine

Available from the Google Play Store.

Hanping Cantonese Dictionary Pro 6.1.2 released

June 11th, 2017
  • Added toolbar to homescreen widgets allowing you to star/copy/play words. Also randomization is now better persisted.
  • Clipboard monitoring shows tags (Android N only)
  • Long-press + icon to assign previously used tag
  • Cleaner definition/link coloring
  • Tweaked radicals screen
  • Fixed problem where tagging a non-starred word was not updating AnkiDroid
  • Several other bug fixes

Please see our post describing the Mandarin dictionary update for screenshot.

Available from the Google Play Store.