Word Lists

Lookup Chinese words, view your Favorites or just review words you've seen earlier in History.

Written Chinese Reader's Main window provides quick access to three word lists:

  • Lookup - find words in the dictionary using English, Chinese and/or Pinyin
  • Favorites - view list of words tagged as favorites (yellow star)
  • History - track words you've seen and used (search, copy, breakdown, etc.)

Advanced sorting and grouping capabilities let you focus on just the words you want to study, review and learn. Right-click to explore more ways to learn and understand these words.


Word lists: Lookup, Favorites, History


Quick access to popular features

Each word list provides a toolbar for quick access to common functions:

  • Scan status: hover over icon to see status; right-click to change
  • Pronounce: read words aloud
  • Copy to clipboard: copy and paste into Word or Excel as a formatted entry (study sheet)
  • Take screenshot: save as a graphic file (JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIFF)
  • Change settings: personalize Written Chinese Reader
  • Close window: closes only this window; the program remains active
  • Favorite: tag entry as Favorite



Explore Chinese with a right-click

Everyone learns Chinese differently. Just right-click and explore the beauty and depth of the Chinese culture to help you relate to the words you're learning.

  • Lookup: find related words
  • Breakdown: see components of compound words
  • WebTranslate: use Google and Microsoft web services to translate text (ad-supported)
  • Search: find news, videos, images, music, etc. from popular Chinese websites
  • Pronounce: hear words read aloud in Mandarin Chinese (optional Cantonese)
  • Copy+: create a studysheet using selected words and pasting into Microsoft Word or Excel
  • Copy from...: copy only the selected Chinese text, phonetics (Pinyin, Bopomofo) or definition
  • Add/Remove to/from Favorites: tag word as a Favorite
  • Add/Remove to/from History: log word into History list*
  • Word: add/edit definition of selected Chinese words*
  • Export: save Chinese text, definitions and pronunciations into Anki flashcard or other format
*Some settings are available only on Professional and Ultimate Editions.