SmartHanzi shows the translation of words in a Chinese text with just a mouse click. Available dictionaries include English, French or German.

It makes it possible to start reading texts or websites even with a limited knowledge of Chinese.

The application runs under Microsoft Windows 7 or newer.

Download SmartHanzi 0.90 v0.89

New in this version

Improved user interface.


System requirements: Microsoft Windows 7 or newer.

Security settings

SmartHanzi is signed with an official Comodo certificate.

Since it is not yet frequently downloaded, there may be security warnings:
- Please check options in small characters and accept installation.
- One may also prefer to use Firefox in case of difficulties with Internet Explorer.

Windows 7

With Windows 7, the user may be required to install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

(Windows 8 or newer: the installation should be straightforward)

Version 0.49.02 (or older) might not have been correctly uninstalled. Installing the new version will remove the ghost version if any.

In case of problem, click here


This website and the downloadable software may be changed at any time without prior notice. The data are provided "as is" from miscellaneous sources (see credits). No claims are made as to fitness for any particular purpose. No warranties of any kind are expressed or implied. The recipient agrees to determine applicability of information provided.


Contact: info [at] (replace [at] with @)

Suggestions for improvement welcome. Please report any problem.

Version history

Release 0.90

- Improved user interface.

Release 0.89

- Etymological data by Lawrence J. Howell.

Release 0.88

- User interface improved: all features in just one skin.

Release 0.87

- HSK tests improved.

Release 0.86

- Bug fixes.

Release 0.85

- New HSK skin with tests and progress report.

Release 0.84

- User can flag words: green, yellow, red.
- Lists : words shown from keyboard interface as well as with mouse.

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