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Pleco Chinese Dictionary on Windows Pc

Developed By: Pleco

License: Free

Rating: 4,6/5 - 38.808 votes

Last Updated: January 06, 2021

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Compatible with Windows 7/8/10 Pc & Laptop

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App Details

Version3.2.79
Size93.9 MB
Release DateJanuary 04, 21
CategoryBooks & Reference Apps

App Permissions:
Allows an application to write to external storage. [see more (10)]

What's New:
3.2.79:* Fixed a couple of bugs relating to accessing third party services on Android 11.3.2.78:* Fixed upside-down images in "New OCR" when paused. [see more]

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NOTE: if you experience download errors, see pleco.com/android for other download options.Pleco is the ultimate Chinese learning companion - an integrated... [read more]

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About this app

On this page you can download Pleco Chinese Dictionary and install on Windows PC. Pleco Chinese Dictionary is free Books & Reference app, developed by Pleco. Latest version of Pleco Chinese Dictionary is 3.2.79, was released on 2021-01-04 (updated on 2021-01-06). Estimated number of the downloads is more than 1000000. Overall rating of Pleco Chinese Dictionary is 4,6. Generally most of the top apps on Android Store have rating of 4+. This app had been rated by 38.808 users, 1388 users had rated it 5*, 31414 users had rated it 1*. Older versions of Pleco Chinese Dictionary are also available with us 3.2.79 3.2.77 3.2.76 3.2.75 3.2.74 3.2.73 3.2.69 3.2.68 3.2.64 3.2.63 3.2.62 3.2.61 3.2.60 3.2.59 3.2.57 3.2.56 3.2.55 3.2.53 3.2.52 3.2.51 3.2.50 3.2.47 3.2.46 3.2.45 3.2.43

How to install Pleco Chinese Dictionary on Windows?

Instruction on how to install Pleco Chinese Dictionary on Windows XP/7/8/10 Pc & Laptop

In this post, I am going to show you how to install Pleco Chinese Dictionary on Windows PC by using Android App Player such as BlueStacks, Nox, KOPlayer, ...

Before you start, you will need to download the apk installer file, you can find download button on top of this page. Save it to easy-to-find location.

[Note]: You can also download older versions of this app on bottom of this page.

Below you will find a detailed step-by-step guide, but I want to give you a fast overview how it works. All you need is an emulator that will emulate an Android device on your Windows PC and then you can install applications and use it - you see you're actually playing it on Android, but this runs not on a smartphone or tablet, it runs on a PC.

If this doesn't work on your PC, or you cannot install, comment here and we will help you!

Step By Step Guide To Install Pleco Chinese Dictionary using BlueStacks

  1. Download & Install BlueStacks at: http://bluestacks.com
  2. Open the apk file: Double-click the apk file to launch BlueStacks and install the application. If your apk file doesn't automatically open BlueStacks, right-click on it and select Open with... Browse to the BlueStacks. You can also drag-and-drop the apk file onto the BlueStacks home screen
  3. After install, just click Run to open, it works like a charm :D.

How to install Pleco Chinese Dictionary on Windows PC using NoxPlayer

  1. Download & Install NoxPlayer at: http://bignox.com. The installation is easy to carry out.
  2. Drag the apk file to Nox and drop it. The File Manager will show up. Click the Open XXX Folder button under the file sign that turns blue.
  3. Then you will be able to install the apk you just download from your computer to Nox or move/copy the file to other locations in Nox.

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3.2.79:
* Fixed a couple of bugs relating to accessing third party services on Android 11.

3.2.78:
* Fixed upside-down images in "New OCR" when paused.

January 04, 2021

3.2.77:
• Fixed file download bugs on some Android 11 devices like the Pixel 5

3.2.76:
• Improved Screen OCR placement / accuracy on some devices
• Bug fixes

December 27, 2020

• Improved Screen OCR placement / accuracy on some devices
• Bug fixes

October 19, 2020

• Improved handwriting accuracy on devices with large screens.
• Fixed Screen OCR sizing/placement bugs on some devices with notched screens.
• Added a Screen OCR 'exit' button on devices configured to use gesture navigation.
• Fixed some 'please try again' Screen OCR opening errors.
• Improved image rendering in Night Mode ebooks
• Fixed an obscure indexing bug that made 'covid' not searchable.

October 13, 2020

• Improved handwriting accuracy on devices with large screens.
• Fixed Screen OCR sizing/placement bugs on some devices with notched screens.
• Added a Screen OCR 'exit' button on devices configured to use gesture navigation.
• Fixed some 'please try again' Screen OCR opening errors.
• Improved image rendering in Night Mode ebooks
• Fixed an obscure indexing bug that made 'covid' not searchable.

June 29, 2020

- Bug fixes
- Workaround for an issue that was making it impossible to run our app from SD cards on some versions of Android
- Dropped support for our experimental "New OCR" on 32-bit devices due to some nearly-insurmountable compatibility issues (relating to other changes we had to make to meet Google's new 64-bit requirement); if this feature was essential to you, contact support and we can set you up with an old version in which it still works

August 08, 2019

3.2.66: Bug fixes
3.2.65: Big internal update with few user-facing changes:
- 64-bit support
- Major update to our paid text-to-speech add-ons
- Increased system requirement to Android 5.0
NOTE: the data files for our text-to-speech add-ons have been updated in this release, and the old ones are not compatible with this version of Pleco; after installing this update, please go into "Add-ons" and update your text-to-speech add-on modules so that you can continue using text-to-speech.

July 06, 2019

Big update internals-wise, but with relatively few user-facing changes:
- Added 64-bit ARM support
- Major update to our paid TTS add-ons
- Increased minimum system requirement to Android 5.0
NOTE: the data files for our TTS add-ons have been updated in this release, and the old ones are not compatible with this version of Pleco; after installing this update, please go into "Add-ons" and update your TTS add-on modules so that you can continue using TTS.

July 02, 2019

- A few more bug fixes, including an annoying endless flashcard backup prompt + word wrapping issues in a few paid reader add-ons.
Also, if you haven't checked out our "Add-ons" screen recently, we just added a whopping *50* new graded readers, including graded-reading versions of the "Four Great Books" plus a wide range of other titles for a variety of skill levels.

April 29, 2019

- Added a whopping *50* new graded readers, including graded-reading versions of the "Four Great Books" plus a wide range of other titles for a variety of skill levels.
- Bug fixes, including fixes for some lingering Android-P-specific issues.

March 13, 2019

More bug fixes.
This will probably be the last release of Pleco to support Android 4.0; Google have dropped support for it in the latest versions of the Android NDK and of Play Services and so it's increasingly difficult for us to keep supporting it in our app. However, you should still be able to download the last compatible version of Pleco on Android 4.0 indefinitely.

March 10, 2019

More bug fixes.
This will probably be the last release of Pleco to support Android 4.0; Google have dropped support for it in the latest versions of the Android NDK and of Play Services and so it's increasingly difficult for us to keep supporting it in our app. However, you should still be able to download the last compatible version of Pleco on Android 4.0 indefinitely.

December 06, 2018

Lots of bug fixes + database update + update to the latest Android SDK.

November 25, 2018

Various minor bug fixes; also, the e-book reader now shows a 'back' button after you use the scrollbar to switch chapters.

November 18, 2018

Various minor bug fixes; also, the e-book reader now shows a 'back' button after you use the scrollbar to switch chapters.

July 04, 2018

Bug fixes, plus single-syllable audio is built into our app again (no need for a separate download) and we added an option for plaintext AnkiDroid definition exports and an option to exclude example sentences in flashcard exports. Also added support for some new/updated content we'll be launching shortly.
One piece of updated content available right now: the new expanded 5th Edition of "Chinese History: A New Manual," which also restores the print version indexes + adds a searchable glossary.

July 02, 2018

Bug fixes, plus single-syllable audio is built into our app again (no need for a separate download) and we added an option for plaintext AnkiDroid definition exports and an option to exclude example sentences in flashcard exports. Also added support for some new/updated content we'll be launching shortly.
One piece of updated content available right now: the new expanded 5th Edition of "Chinese History: A New Manual," which also restores the print version indexes + adds a searchable glossary.

Allows an application to write to external storage.
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.
Required to be able to access the camera device.
Allows applications to open network sockets.
Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting.
Allows an app to create windows using the type TYPE_APPLICATION_OVERLAY, shown on top of all other apps.
Allows access to the vibrator.
Allows applications to access information about networks.
Allows an application to read from external storage.
NOTE: if you experience download errors, see pleco.com/android for other download options.

Pleco is the ultimate Chinese learning companion - an integrated Chinese English dictionary / document reader / flashcard system with fullscreen handwriting input and live camera-based character lookups, from a company with 17 years' experience making mobile Chinese learning software.

Major features: ($ = paid add-on)

• Great dictionaries: the free app comes with two dictionaries - CC-CEDICT and our in-house PLC dictionary - which together cover 130,000 Chinese words and include 20,000 example sentences with Pinyin. We offer 8 more free dictionaries as optional downloads, including a 22,000-entry Cantonese-English dictionary, and 19 other great dictionaries are available as paid upgrades. ($)

• Handwriting input: lookup unknown characters by drawing them, with a best-in-class recognition engine. (basic version free, enhanced version $)

• Live Optical Character Recognizer (OCR): look up Chinese words in the dictionary simply by pointing your device's camera at them, or by scrolling around a still image. ($)

• Screen Reader/OCR: instantly tap-lookup Chinese words in other apps through a floating interface; works on Android 4.1 and later. (reader free, OCR $)

• Flashcard System: create a card from any dictionary entry with a single button tap, import premade word lists, use advanced techniques like SRS (spaced repetition), and study in a variety of modes including fill-in-the-blanks and tone drills. (simple version free, full-featured $)

• Audio Pronunciation: instantly hear male + female native-speaker audio for Chinese dictionary headwords; recordings available for over 34,000 words. (stitched-syllable free, multi-syllable $) Or listen to example sentences with text-to-speech (system TTS free, enhanced $).

• Powerful search: look up words by Chinese characters, Pinyin (spaces/tones optional), or a combination, with support for wildcards and full-text search.

• Cross-referencing: tap on any Chinese character / word in any dictionary entry to bring up its definition.

• Stroke Order Diagrams: animations showing you how to draw each Chinese character; 500 in free app, 28,000 in paid add-on.

• Voice Recognition: look up words by speaking them into your device's microphone.

• Document Reader: open a Chinese-language text or PDF file and look up unknown words in the dictionary simply by tapping on them. ($) You can also look up characters on web pages through "Share" and in other documents through the clipboard. (free)

• PRC- and Taiwan-friendly: supports traditional and simplified characters (in dictionary definitions, stroke order, search, OCR, and handwriting), and supports Zhuyin (with ruby support) as well as Pinyin for pronunciation display.

• Cantonese: display headwords + perform searches in Jyutping/Yale romanization. We also offer Cantonese dictionary and Cantonese audio add-ons. (some $)

• No ads: we won't even nag you about buying add-ons.

We also offer excellent customer support - send us an email and see for yourself - and an active user community at plecoforums.com.

We've been making Chinese dictionary apps since 2000, and our sales and customer base have been steadily growing for 17 years across four different platforms. We take good care of our longtime users: people who bought a dictionary on a Palm Pilot in 2001 can still use that dictionary on a new Android phone in 2020 without even paying an upgrade fee.

Paid add-ons can be moved to a new device like any other paid app; just open our free app on your new device and they should reactivate.

If you already own Pleco on another OS, see pleco.com/android for migration options.

This app uses Accessibility services. (for our Screen Reader feature, which helps users to get by in Chinese-speaking regions without knowing Chinese)

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