SmartHanzi APK

Chinese dictionary with etymology of Chinese characters and HSK training

Version2019.12.01 (21)
UpdatedDec 09, 2019 (11 months ago)
DeveloperJean SOULAT
CategoryApps, Education

SmartHanzi is a free yet professional grade app for students and anyone wishing to read real Chinese texts (web, PDF), even with a limited level in Chinese.

It includes Chinese dictionaries for English, French and German with links to related words and characters.


A full text can be copied with immediate access to unknown words. Meeting words and characters in context, together with related ones, strongly helps memorizing.


SmartHanzi shows etymology of Chinese characters from the Etymological Dictionary of Han/Chinese Characters by Lawrence J. Howell and Hikaru Morimoto.

Etymology is not only for scholars or experts. Getting familiar with basic components and their explanation brings effective milestones for students at all levels, both for remembering characters and when meeting new ones.

Make friends with characters!

- Tests per level (1 to 6): flashcards & multiple choices.
- Results are saved, monthly progress is shown.
- Easy to focus on unknown or unsure words.

Levels 1 to 6, monthly progress is shown. The basic option is with short tests, mistaken results are retried first. Users can prefer longer tests, review unsure words or check known words. Results are saved, user's progress is shown over the last 12 months.


In multi windowing (iPad), the app can show a convenient "iPhone like" smaller window on top of any other application.

SmartHanzi is also on Mac App Store:
- SmartHanzi for Mac (full features).
- SmartHanzi Lite for Mac: translates Chinese words in web pages on the fly, with no need to copy and paste.

What's New

This version adds audio capability for texts.
Full texts can be read from the beginning or from the current selection, with speech rate (speed) control.
+ correction: crash at play button.

Email: info@smarthanzi.net

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