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Chinese Alphabet Lite

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Add mystery to your writing with Chinese “alphabet.”

There is no such thing as Chinese alphabet. Or is there?

Okay, truth be told, there is no such thing as a Chinese alphabet. But, just for fun, I have selected characters that are somewhat similar in appearance (not in sound!) to the letters of the English alphabet. They can be used like code.

Once you learn how to use this writing system, you no longer have to worry about others reading your diary or other secrets! Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans will recognize the characters, but the combination of characters won’t make sense to them. And people who cannot read Chinese won’t even try to read it.

The symbols used in this “alphabet” are real Chinese characters. All are either positive or neutral in meaning.


Alphabet: A complete Good Characters’ Chinese Alphabet in your pocket that you have access to offline anywhere and anytime, even without an Internet connection.

Meaning: Learn the true meaning behind each Chinese alphabet character with one swipe.

The purpose of this app is very simple. It is to be your quick reference for Good Characters’ Chinese “Alphabet” set. Simply touch the app icon and you’ll see a full set of “alphabet” characters.

When you want to learn more, simply swipe to the left and you’ll see all the characters now hidden behind the boxes. Go ahead and touch a box. Touching it will reveal the character underneath. You will also hear the correct pronunciation of that character. The C and Y characters each can be pronounced in two different ways. Make sure you take a few extra seconds to hear both sounds. And, of course, make sure you un-mute your iPhone or iPod.

If you want to have the extra feature of automatic translation from your English phrase or sentence to the Chinese “alphabet” and the ability to e-mail it to yourself or your friends, check out the full version of Chinese “Alphabet.”


The Chinese Alphabet is intended for personal use and entertainment only. Not recommended for tattoo artists to use this to tattoo their clients, iPhone app developers to localize Chinese apps, CIA agents to communicate national secrets, or security professionals to encrypt passwords.


Our aim is to help you learn basic Chinese characters in a fun way with little or no effort. Your comments or feature requests are very much appreciated because we want to improve this app and keep it relevant for you.

Thank you for your honest ratings. I would really appreciate it if you can also give comments so I can build on the things about this app people like and improve the things they don’t. Without text comments, I have no idea what you like or dislike about the app.

Welcome to the fascinating world of Good Characters. That’s who we are; that’s what we do.


由 26 個形似英文字母的正統中文字所組成,
自從美國 Good Characters, Inc. 公司發明和推廣以來,

如果您喜歡「中文字母 簡易版」 (Lite) 的話,
敬請購買「中文字母 完整版」 (Chinese Alphabet),


If you'd like to learn Chinese phrases, check out “Chinese (phrases) To Go” by Good Characters, Inc. for 100 essential Chinese phrases.

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