Welcome To Syng 词应

Syng 词应 is a free, open-source, Chinese-to-English dictionary app.



Syng allows you to search using English, Chinese (both traditional and simplified characters), and pinyin. You can also save your searches to your "Bookmarks" so that you can reference them later.


Syng lets you study the characters you want by generating flashcards for you. Syng also tests you on your knowledge and progress of your Chinese to measure your language development.


Syng works offline on macOS, Windows, and Linux operating systems.

Additional Features

  • Prettify Pinyin: Convert pinyin with tone numbers to pinyin with tone marks.
  • Convert Characters: Convert between traditional and simplified characters.


Syng is a free, open-source, Chinese-To-English dictionary app that makes it easy to lookup words quickly. Syng is built for desktop operating systems, and there are no plans to build something for mobile platforms. For a good mobile platform alternative, the app Pleco is an excellent option


Syng is a stylized spelling of Ciying, the Pinyin for 词应. 词应 has been shorted from 词典应用, literally translating to Dictionary App.

Development Status

Syng is currently in beta (v0.2.1) and not everything is fully functional yet. You may experience some bugs and runtime issues. If you encounter a bug please report the issue on the GitHub repository.


Syng is publically hosted on GitHub and welcome to community development.

  1. Fork it!
  2. Create a branch git checkout my-feature
  3. Commit your changes
  4. Submit a pull request

Getting Started

  1. First go to the project directory cd /path/to/project
  2. Install the dependencies npm install
  3. Run Syng electron .


Created with Love in Kalamazoo & Beijing by Preston Stosur-Bassett

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