ONLINE DICTIONARIES


NCIKU:


Enter pinyin into the search field to find characters in NCIKU online dictionary




Or you can click here to link to the drawing pad to input characters directly


A another good dictionary and Chinese cultural tool online can be found here at Zhongwen.com. This site is searched by radical, pinyin and stroke count. there is no drawing pad on this site.


More Chinese Tools:


Another recommendation is Chinese tools, which you can search by pinyin or by radical. Click here to access Chinese Tools online dictionary and language resources.


Some other language learning tools to help with pronunciation, character drawing and cultural context include:


Confucius Institute

Yellow Bridge

BBC

InstantSpeak Chinese


ONLINE CONVERSION TOOLS


NJSTAR:


This software provides conversion capability between English and Chinese as well as between simplified and complicated Chinese. Click here to link to NJSTAR converter for conversion of copied and pasted Chinese or English text.


Lunar Calendar Conversion Tool is available at MandarinTools.


For a multiplicity of conversion tools free and for a fee, try this website.


For the conversion of the Chinese characters into pinyin with tone marks at Purple Culture.

ONLINE STUDY GUIDES


The Chinese Medicine Database has created a free online memory game to help improve proficiency with medical Chinese. To register and play, click here.