Chinese APIs

List of Chinese language and other Chinese-related APIs

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Chinese API

About Chinese APIs

China is one of the most important countries in the world. Its culture and languages have lasted for centuries. Modern China is a center for commerce and technology. However, languages like Mandarin and Cantonese are difficult to translate and learn. When developers try to create applications for a Chinese audience, their programs will reach out to Chinese APIs.

What is a Chinese API?

These APIs focus on several aspects of Chinese languages. They may allow for the translation of Chinese characters into English or another language. An API in Mandarin offers a quick translation from Cantonese to Mandarin. Other APIs can break down Chinese characters phonetically.

How does a Chinese dictionary API work?

A Chinese dictionary API will analyze Chinese text and return a translation. It will also allow a user to input a word or phrase and receive the Chinese equivalent. The application makes a GET request to the API with the text in question and returns the necessary data in JSON or XML format. The data might include images of the characters or a word-for-word translation.

Who is an API in Chinese for?

A Chinese language API is essential for any developer who wants to create software for an international market. Language translation programs will allow non-Chinese users to work with Chinese marketplaces like Taobao. A similar operation can make English-language apps more accessible to Chinese consumers. Language learning applications will also use Chinese language APIs.

Why is Chinese language data important?

With a population of over a billion, the Chinese economy has a large effect on the rest of the world. At the same time, China has worked hard to become a major player in the software and technology arenas. Resources that help people interact with Chinese businesses and tech companies are in high demand.

What can a developer expect from an API in Chinese?
With the right API, a developer can receive word-for-word translations of Chinese characters. While these can be helpful for translating purposes, they do not always supply the nuances of a native speaker. An API in Mandarin like the Chinese Word Segmenter API can help people learn the workings of the written Mandarin language.

Are there free APIs in Chinese?

Most APIs in this category charge a fee for frequent use. However, many translation APIs like the Text Translation API have freemium packages that allow applications to use the resource at no cost for a limited number of requests.

Best Chinese APIs

  1. Taobao Advanced
  2. Chinese Word Segmenter with Custom Dictionary
  3. MyMemory Translation Memory
  4. Taobao API
  5. Text Translation
  6. Japanese Address Normalization
  7. Learn to Read and Write Japanese Kanji

Chinese API SDKs

All Chinese APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:

  1. Node.js
  2. PHP
  3. Python
  4. Ruby
  5. Objective-C
  6. Java (Android)
  7. C# (.NET)
  8. cURL

Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.

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