Chinese Character Lookup Made Easy
Even for Beginners
Includes Simplified and Traditional Character Indexes.
The index above (A to Y) takes you to groups of characters whose cangjie codes begin with that letter. Click on any of the Chinese Symbols within each group to go to the Entry for that Chinese character.
Each entry includes the Chinese character's meaning as well as the character's Cangjie input code in letter and symbol form.
Note that cangjie codes are for Traditional Chinese characters. However, each entry also includes the simplified variant of a character (if there is one).
Entries also contain words (two or more symbols combined) with the pronunciation and meaning for each word.
This online Chinese Character and Chinese to English word Dictionary includes 1600 character entries.
To look up a particular Chinese character based on it's shape you can use the Easy Lookup system. This system is designed to take the frustration out of Chinese character lookup.
Instead of classifying characters by radical or pronunciation or stroke count, characters are categorized based on the shape of their initial element. You can try out the online version of this Easy Lookup Chinese Character Dictionary.
The PDF version of this Chinese Dictionary includes over 6000 entries. It uses the same Easy Lookup System but also includes an index where characters are sorted according to their final element. It allows you to easily navigate between characters with the same initial element or the same final element making the Cangjie Input system even easier to learn.
You can read more about the Easy Lookup system and how it makes Chinese Characters easy to lookup even if you don't know that much about them.