Chinese-English dictionary

Translate a Chinese word to English by typing it in the search box provided above. You can also type words in English to find the Chinese translation in the Chinese-English dictionary. By choosing from the drop-down menu you can search not only the Chinese to English dictionary, but also other online dictionaries as well. To find the exact Chinese translation in the Chinese to English dictionary there are several filters to help you. Use these to refine your results for style, category or several other options.

Search the Chinese dictionary by Pinyin letter

Look up any Chinese to English translation directly in the Chinese online dictionary. Pick the appropriate Pinyin character below to see a list of Chinese words starting with that Pinyin character. When you have found the word you were searching for click the link to get to the Chinese-English dictionary.

You can be a part of building the world's best online dictionary. Below are the latest Chinese words and phrases translated to English, which have been suggested for entry into the Chinese-English dictionary. Help out and verify a Chinese word or phrase by voting for it. If you think there might be a mistake or inaccuracy you can vote to delete it or suggest changes to either the English or Chinese translation.

You can join in on the fun at and help us make the Chinese-English dictionary the best and biggest online dictionary resource in the world. New ways of interpreting words in Chinese or translating Chinese phrases to English develop all the time. Also, a Chinese to English translation can vary depending on if it is a scientific or technical translation and which specific field it belongs to. This is why the Chinese-English dictionary contains multiple translations. We need your help to add the latest Chinese to English translations. User contributions are the best method to include the newest colloquial and regional Chinese expressions to the online dictionary. Suggested new translations to the Chinese-English dictionary are not added immediately however. A new Chinese phrase is marked as unverified, so as to maintain high quality, until 10 other users vote the translation as correct.
Registered members are not only part of the language community, but also receive points in the world ranking by for example suggesting new words for the Chinese-English dictionary. If you are unsure about a Chinese word or phrase and how it is translated to English you could always post a question in the Chinese-English Forum. In the forum other users help each other by answering queries about new translations of common Chinese phrases, difficult translations and Chinese language.