What’s New

Version 3.2.42

• Support for upcoming versions of iOS.

A note on reviews: the App Store no longer resets our review average with every update (yay!), but if you haven't left us a review recently, we'd really appreciate it if you would - after this one, you hopefully shouldn't need to do it again for quite a while.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

ss12932 ,

King of Chinese learning apps

Unquestionably the best and only resource you will ever need for Chinese learning. Despite the small hefty fee you pay for the Main dictionary (which is well worth the price), this app has single handedly helped advance my Chinese learning to a large extent, a whole dictionary easily accessible with a touch of your smartphone in your pocket unlike the old times where I have to manually search each character which was laborious and time consuming. With the integration of web reader, this has allowed me to read Facebook/instagram posts with just one touch (pop up assistance) and this has allowed me to effectively improve my reading and pronunciation skills (click pop up to draw up the word and pronunciation). When I encounter any words in a newspaper I can just scan the character or use pinyin/hand write the character in to look up.

Whoever invented this app deserves an award because this has been the greatest Chinese app ever made, no other app does it better.

nameNick09789 ,

Brilliantly made app

No other single app on my phone is used more than Pleco. It’s even the first app in the quick icons at the bottom of my screen. It’s an amazing app and I’ve made good use of the for purchase add-ons and customised the app exactly how I want it. I love mandarin and you can tell the developers truly love the language too as so much is designed from a language learners point of view. It makes learning accessible and I really enjoy learning with the Pleco app. There are some new features I would like to see in the next big update but I feel guilty for even thinking about extra features, there’s already lots packed in, Thank you so much!

gonhorrea6969111 ,

The Chinese learner’s Swiss Army knife

Absolutely essential for anyone wanting to learn Chinese or living in a chinese speaking country while it is by no means a learning method it is by far one of the most useful supports and can at times help you decode those few tricky characters to help u better understand menus, signs, tickets, etc providing u have a good base knowledge I myself have lived and studied for a year and a half in China and find it invaluable it works offline as well which is a bonus and you can see traditional versions of characters as well as the Cantonese pronounciation should you want to completely free


Basic Bundle
Discounted pack of our most popular add-ons.
Professional Bundle
Larger set of features plus 6 dictionaries.

In-App Purchases

Basic Bundle
Discounted pack of our most popular add-ons.
Professional Bundle
Larger set of features plus 6 dictionaries.


Pleco Inc.
136.8 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
© 2019 Pleco Inc. and its licensors
In-App Purchases
  1. ABC Chinese-English Dictionary £19.99
  2. ABC English-Chinese Dictionary £9.99
  3. Mandarin Audio (female) £4.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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