So,start finding and tapping the parts from the Chinese character that you want to type and translate.
Good news again! You don't have to draw anything fast using a mouse or your finger. It may be cool (apps for iOS & Android are available), but doesn't work easily with Chinese characters like 泰 for the beginners, who don't want to go crazy trying to draw the proper sketch on the fly.
Start search for a Chinese character when you see it on a picture by building the Chinese characters from its parts right now just like LEGO sets only with simple clicking on the building blocks above! Below you will find a few important rules to help you look up Chinese characters by picture:
2. Our hearts often make us make mistakes! And 心 works just the same way! So, if you are looking for something like 思 with this unusual bottom part, or having the same pattern in 忽 or 息, tap the 心 character first, — and then any upperparts. I made the heart red (as a reminder).
UPD: From now on the bottom part is also available as .
By the way, the Chinese character 心 crossed by '一' means 必 (must). Well, sometimes we have to do something that we don't like.
3. While handling a Chinese character with the components, be careful. They have a different meaning, which depends on its position in a symbol (at the left or the right side).
Right '', for example, gives you a gallery (廊). But the left '' could bring a fall (堕). I made the marks 'L' and 'R' to help you to pick up the proper building block. And clicking the Chinese character without the marks means looking for both forms simultaneously.
4. For the cases with 'legs' like 丧 (look at the bottom!), tap the '' symbol.
5. In general, to look up Chinese characters by picture using my site, don't be in a hurry. First, try to find the biggest, but simple 'puzzle parts' like 又, 目, or 贝. As a rule, you have to read only through several first lines of characters, to find the first key.
6. And as we all know, most Chinese words contain two, three, and even more characters. Have you found the Chinese character with my visual dictionary? Click it to find out the HSK words using it — or copy the character to the clipboard with the button to search in bigger dictionaries.
The button 'Copy' may be out of order under the iOS at the moment. Oops!
7. The base contains 2644 simplified Chinese characters from the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) and more than 5000 words using these characters.
8. How could I forget about the following? The character 口 is not the 囗 one! The second partner, from this pair, often contains something inside of it. But the first character, the blue one, is always empty!
Click them in the table above to see a big difference. And use the blue one to find a Chinese character with an empty rectangle or a square.
9. Can you see the character you're looking for on this page above? Right here? You're lucky! The search is over! Tap the S=Stop icon after clicking it to know its meaning, pronunciation etc.
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Look up Chinese characters by picture (effective tools)