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Chinese Text Reader Applet: The Peasant and the Hare

The Chinese Text Reader applet should now appear on this page (it may take a few seconds to load). If you do not have the Java Plugin installed on your computer, you'll need to download it before you can run the applet. This may take a couple of minutes, but you'll only have to do it once.

To use the applet, simply click on any character to display its usage frequency and the pinyin pronunciation and English meaning of both the character and the compound word of which it is a part.

(If the applet does not appear in the space above, your browser may not have the proper version of Java Plug-in installed. If you have not yet downloaded the plug-in, you can download it for free by clicking here.)

The text displayed by this applet is taken from the Chinese Text Sampler, an annotated collection of well-known Chinese texts for students of Chinese.