Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Apps to Download: Pleco

Pleco Chinese Dictionary is a must have app, when you are out and about, especially if you speak no Chinese. I use this now for words I don't know in Chinese or if I have someone that doesn't understand me.

I also use the pinyin and character stroke keyboards to help me translate words I don't understand in other places. Pleco is worth the money!

Edited to add: Realize once you move here that Google Translate will not work unless you are using a VPN. When in a bind and needing a translation the last thing you want to do is try to get a vpn up and running so you can use an app.


  1. Ooh. Okay, Pleco I should download then. I read chinese with the aid of Google translate, so Pleco is important.

    Would you do a post on snowing in Beijing? Would love to see a picture of Beijing now (as in, anywhere just outside your window or street). We have no snow here, I'm alwasy online looking for real time photo).

    1. and thanks for blogging so often!

    2. Will work on it for you! And yes you need Pleco, Google Translate won't work unless you are on a vpn.