Hover less, read more using the extension's sentence mode dictionary Easily change the hanzi's size and font Configurable, and easy to use Includes plenty of useful tools for learners of Mandarin Chinese Versions: https://chinese-words-separator.
html HOW TO USE: Simply go to a web page in Chinese, by default the words are separated by colors.
Then to use the dictionary, hover over the characters with your mouse to see a window open up showing the English translation along with the pinyin (or zhuyin/bopomofo) romanization Page features: * Words separator, use rotating colors or space for separating the words * Color-coded tones * Color-coded HSK level (汉语水平考试 (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi)) * Configurable hanzi size * Underline garden-paths on hanzi combinations * Brackets around separable verbs * Annotation * Pinyin * Zhuyin/bopomofo * HSK number * Tone marks * Configurable annotation size * Show annotation under or above the character * Can be configured to only show annotations when hovered * Can be configured to show annotations for the selected HSK levels only * Configurable opacity for annotation * Italicized guide for words with multiple meanings/pronunciations * With no underline = 2 meanings/pronunciations * With one underline = 3 meanings/pronunciations * With two underlines = 4 or more meanings/pronunciations * Links/buttons can be configured to be excluded from colors, hanzi size, annotations * Customizable colors for rotating colors, HSK-based colors, tone-based colors * Parallel text: Hovered sentence/phrase will show its parallel English text on the sidebar * Recall: SRS for reading hanzi * Rewrite: SRS for writing hanzi * Page conversion * Traditional to Simplified * Simplified to Traditional * Revert the page to its original characters (some pages have a mix of traditional and simplified) * Notes, quick lookup for Chinese language rules.
This is editable * Learning tracking sheet: Hearted words are saved to a Google Sheet * Calligraphy printer * Read offline or from sources other than web * Sentence mining: Look up example sentences from configurable sentence mining sites * Clipboard functionality * Separate Chinese words in the clipboard * Convert Chinese words in clipboard to traditional * Convert Chinese words in clipboard to simplified * Scroll to commonly occurring words * This functionality also shows the number of words you already learned on each HSK level * Scroll to sentence/phrases by each HSK level * Tag-less word dictionary: Use this when you won't need pinyin/zhuyin page annotation as much and you will use CWS's dictionary only * Pre-configured settings * Beginner: Hanzi size 2x, color-coded tones, space, automatic read-aloud * Lower-intermediate: Hanzi size 1.75x, show pinyin only when hovered, color-coded tones, space * Intermediate: Hanzi size 1.5x, tone marks, separate words by rotating colors, no more space between words * Advanced: Hanzi size 1.25x, no more tone marks, separate words by rotating colors, no more space between words, show only one line definition for each word * Expert: Hanzi 1x (original size), hide definitions by blurring it.
Definitions can be unhidden by clicking it or by pressing keyboard shortcut 'e' * Mark learned words by doing any of the following: * Click the word, then type the learned word using pinyin * Click the word, then speak the learned word using microphone * Just click the word * Translate highlighted text by showing a pop-up window of any of the following: * Google * DeepL * Bing * CWS can be configured to show DeepL and Bing's translations as notification * CWS can be configured to automatically make Bing translator read its translation * Read-aloud (text-to-speech) highlighted text * Copy highlighted text as URL with anchor to its location in the page * Copy selected text with space between words * Copy selected traditional text as simplified * Copy selected text as pinyin * Copy selected simplified text as traditional * Copy selected text as zhuyin/bopomofo * Overridable word segmentations and splitting * Character variations are converted to their equivalent unified unicode characters so that more characters and words can be looked up from the dictionary * Hoverless video dictionary for Netflix, YouTube, Viki, WeTV, iQIYI * English annotation can be positioned under or above the character * Configurable video speed * Mimic the dialogues by using the microphone.
CWS will tell you if you got it right Dictionary features: * Sentence dictionary: Hover less, read more * Lookup dictionary window can be configured to use maximum height * Word dictionary, use this when there are more familiar words in a page than unfamiliar ones * Character dictionary, use this when you want to focus on learning how to write characters and be more focused on learning each character.
This can be activated by pressing letter 'x' when either sentence dictionary or word dictionary is active.
Can also be activated by right-clicking the red dictionary icon * Separate the word to its component words by right-clicking (swipe right on phone/tablet) the word * Separate the character to its component characters and radical by right-clicking (swipe right on phone/tablet) the character * Configurable dictionary font size * Can be configured to show both traditional and simplified * HSK level can be shown beside the hanzi * Pronunciation guide using either pinyin or zhuyin/bopomofo * Color blue by default, can be set to no color * Word dictionary navigation keyboard shortcuts: * Press 'a' to advance to next word * Press 'A' to go back to previous word * Press 'z' to go to next hanzi character * Copy the word definition to clipboard.
Clipboard format is spreadsheet-compatible, e.
, can be pasted to Excel * Keyboard shortcut 'c' for copy * Remember the word to learning tracking sheet (a Google Sheet) * Keyboard shortcut 'r' for remember * Can be configured to include the link of the source website of the copied/remembered word * Further lookup for the word: * On computer, further lookup is using youdao.
Can be changed to other sources * To disable CWS on a site, add #no-cws to website's link.
You'll use this if your further lookup source (or sentence mining site) have their own pinyin/zhuyin annotations * On phone/tablet, further lookup is using pleco app.
Can be changed to other sources, source can be either web or app * Show grammar and usage notes from AllSet Learning, can be changed to other sources * Show vocabulary notes from AllSet Learning, can be changed to other sources * Can be configured to show one line definition only * Can be configured to blur the definition for more Chinese immersion * Use keyboard shortcut 'e' to unhide the blurred definition * Read-aloud hovered word * Can use voice type of: * Mainland China * Taiwan * Speech can be configured to slower speed * Can be set to automatically read-aloud when hovered * Can use keyboard shortcut 's' to manually use read-aloud * Can be used in conjunction with keyboard shortcut 'a' * Keyboard shortcut 'a' and 's' can be pressed simultaneously, this will advance the word dictionary to the next word and read it aloud at the same time Dictionary sources: * CC-CEDICT - Over 120K words * CedPane - Over 70K words, plenty of names and proper nouns If you need to contribute word definitions, prefer contributing to CC-CEDICT: https://cc-cedict.
php?handler=ListChanges If you need to contribute names and proper nouns, prefer contributing to CedPane: https://github.
com/ssb22/CedPane To make the extension work on Android, install Kiwi browser on your Android device, then install CWS from chrome web store https://play.
browser To use the extension on Safari on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, install CWS from: https://apps.
com/app/chinese-words-separator/id1598790017 See functionalities in pictures: https://www.
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