7 Must-Know Chinese Translation Tools

Looking for some Chinese translation tools while traveling or living in China? Or simply you just need some extra tools to help improve your Chinese skills? You are in the right place! 

Thanks to technologies, we can travel and work in another country with more confidence. All you need to do is to download them to your phone! 

Here are the 7 online English (or any other language) to Chinese translation tools you’ll find useful while in China:

Google Translate

Chinese English Translation Tool: Google Translate

Chinese Translator: Google Translate

The Google Translate app is a wonderful option for those who want to translate Chinese into English, or vice versa. Everyone can either type what they need into the translate box, or they can even speak it or have someone else speak it for translation.  

The best part of this app is that everyone can also take a photo of what they need to be translated, which is perfect for those restaurant menus when it is time to eat.  

However, if you are travelling in China, you will need a VPN in order to use Google Translate in China. 

iTranslate Voice 3

Chinese English Translation Tool: iTranslate Voice 3

Chinese Translator: iTranslate Voice 3

When a person uses iTranslate Voice 3, they can easily speak into this app and it will talk back with that same information in the language that is needed. Therefore it’s a great tool for translating between English and Chinese. 

This makes it easy for people to carry on conversations because the person who does not speak Chinese will not need to attempt to speak it right away.  

Instead, they can listen to it and learn over time.  The best part about this app is that two people can connect their devices together so that the can carry on a conversation much easier.  

Trip Lingo

Chinese English Translation Tool: Trip Lingo

Chinese Translator: Trip Lingo

Trip Lingo is an all in one app that does much more than translate what a person is hearing.  

With this app, everyone can also convert currency, test their knowledge with flashcards and quizzes, learn about the local culture, and even get a head start on the local slang.  

Baidu Translate

Chinese English Translation Tool: Baidu Translate

Chinese Translator: Baidu Translate

Baidu is the most popular search engine in China equivalent to Google, so Baidu Translate is similar to Google Translate.  

Same with Baidu search engine, Baidu Translate also gained the advantage of being local and used by millions of Chinese people on a daily basis. Integrated with many other Chinese local apps, you will find Baidu Translate a convenient option for your daily life.   

Say Hi

Chinese English Translation Tool: Say Hi

Chinese Translator: Say Hi

Translating with Say Hi is as easy as speaking into a device and having the app translate what is being said.  

The app will not only speak the translation, it will also transcribe the message so that it can be read.

The best part about this app is that a person can choose the speed that the translated voice uses.  


Chinese English Translation Tool: HelloTalk

Chinese Translator: HelloTalk

It’s essentially a language learning platform that connects you with native speakers around the globe, with built-in features such as grammar correction, translation, and speak selection (select the text to pronounce).

It’s also a social app so you can make local friends while exchanging the language!  


Chinese Translator: Jarvisen

Chinese Translator: iFlytek

Probably one of the best options if you are looking for an accurate but cost-effective option for Chinese to English translator. iFlytek cannot be downloaded since it is a separate device, but it is so helpful for those who are trying to have a conversation with someone!  

This device allows people to converse with each other in their native languages, while it takes care of the translation for smoother conversation flow, and it was named by TripSavvy the “Best for Translating Chinese.”


These are the seven best translation tools that people can use to translate from Chinese to English, and vice versa.  

They are perfect for those who want to live in or travel to China, and even for those who just want to learn this fascinating language.  

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