The Expert Edition
Our dictionary is an add-on for the free Pleco dictionary app, which covers both Simplified and Traditional characters.
It contains “Essentials” Entries for 2000+ characters (plus regular updates until we reach 4000). Essentials Entries contain:
A form explanation: why does this character look the way it does?
A component analysis: what are the character’s functional components and how do they function?
Meaning tree for every character: how are all the meanings related to each other?
Stroke order for both PRC and ROC standards
Ancient forms for all semantic components
The Expert Edition also contains “Expert” Entries for about 150 characters (plus regular updates until we reach 4000).
Expert Entries contain extensive information about the character’s origin, evolution, and other interesting historical information.
In short, it contains everything you need to know to master the characters you’re trying to learn!