Learning by understanding.
We created our dictionary to focus on understanding — by seeing how Chinese characters work as a system, rather than as a bunch of disconnected single characters to be individually mastered.
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3 editions of Outlier
The Mini Edition is great for beginners; it’s an introduction to the Outlier approach. The Essentials Edition is for students of all levels and backgrounds. The Expert Edition is for students who enjoy being able to dive deep into the history and etymology of the Chinese language.
How to get started?
Choose which version is right for you: The Mini Edition is perfect for beginners and those who just want an introduction to the Outlier approach, The Essentials Edition contains all the essential info about each character and is appropriate for most students, and The Expert Edition is for those who want to dive deep into the history and etymology of Chinese characters!
If you don’t already have Pleco installed on your mobile device, do so now—it’s free! It’s available in the App Store (for iOS users) and the Google Play store (for Android users).
Add Outlier Dictionary Code
You’ll receive an activation code and instructions via email. Go to the link provided and follow the instructions, and you’ll be all set!
Start Learning Chinese!
Pleco will automatically install the Outlier Dictionary once you’ve finished step 3, and you’ll be all set!