Mandarin Fish 12+

Chinese-English Dictionary

Christopher Kempke, LLC

    • $9.99


Mandarin Fish is an English/(Mandarin) Chinese dictionary. The name is a a play on both "Mandarin Chinese" and another developer's popular Chinese dictionary app--also named after a fish.

Main Features:
- Dictionary searches in English (all platforms), pinyin, and Simplified Chinese (except on Vision Pro which does not yet support text entry of non-English languages).
- Customizable Flash Card study of built-in or user-created word collections. ("Old" and "New" HSK word collections are provided).

Mandarin Fish does not replace all the features in other Chinese dictionary apps. Rather, it is intended to cover a platform gap by bringing basic features across Apple platforms, including some not well served by those other apps. (Mandarin Fish currently supports macOS, visionOS, and iOS/iPadOS).

Mandarin Fish is a universal purchase(that is, your purchase covers all supported Apple platforms, you don't have to buy it separately for each).

The dictionary used is the popular CC-CEDICT open source dictionary.

What’s New

Version 1.1.0

Flash Card improvements!

- visionOS users can now choose an immersive experience for flash card study
- Keyboard and/or Game Controller support (if attached) to make flash card study smoother.
- You can choose multiple categories for flash cards (e.g. "HSK Levels 1-3")

macOS: The collection and entry type selectors have been moved closer to the Search Bar, to make it more obvious that they're related.

App Privacy

The developer, Christopher Kempke, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Game Controllers

    Play this game with your favorite compatible controller.

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.