Would you like to improve your Chinese reading and listening ability?
Du Chinese is an assisted studying tool that helps you progress faster. It works because of the built in features that let you focus on learning.
You will find Mandarin lessons of difficulties ranging from newbie to master, and new lessons are added frequently. The lessons cover topics like everyday life in China, business, and the latest trends in China.
* Human voice recordings synchronized with the texts
* Context-dependent word translations
* Sentence translations
* Save and review words using an intuitive flashcard system
Du Chinese offers premium content for subscribing users. The following subscription plans are offered:
* One month subscription for $11.99 USD (automatically renewed until canceled).
* Six month subscription $54.99 USD (automatically renewed until canceled).
* Twelve month subscription $89.99 USD (automatically renewed until canceled).
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
- Your subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
This update makes it easier to find interesting lessons. You can now filter everything by level, hide lessons that you've studied, and browse by categories.
- Delete word directly from the “Word details” screen
- Increased maximum font size
Ratings and Reviews
Nice combo of simplicity and features plus responsiveness
This app provides the basics in the best way. Many levels from beginner to “master;” choice of simplified or traditional characters; show or hide pinyin and translation at the tap of a button, and you can choose to show neither, either, or both. The recorded speech is natural sounding and you can adjust the speed (my only quibble: I sometime have a little initial trouble setting the desired speed, but maybe that’s because I have only used the app for a week).
But what really impressed me and led me to subscribe was that I sent in a question about a translation and got a response within a few hours from the proofreader himself! Now that’s some proactive service. After our exchange he made a helpful tweak to the translation. So I have a lot confidence in both the integrity and responsiveness of this service.
I guess I should mention what they don’t offer (as far as I know). I don’t think there is any provision for pronunciation feedback or for learning to write characters. I am considering Hello Chinese for that. But I am highly satisfied with what Du Chinese gives me for the price. Highly recommended.
One of the best!
I have been using apps to learn Chinese for several years and only just found this one. It is one of the best apps I have used. It pulls together functions from several apps I have been using to learn to read chinese. Written content, spoken content, dictionary, vocabulary list. The interface is clean, intuitive and very well thought out. When looking up a word it even has a button to link to Pleco, if you have it, so you can get even more information on the word.
If you are learning to read Chinese this is the best app I have found to date. I immediately subscribed to support the work of this developer.
Really well done!
Update 22 Nov 2018....after using this app for a few days I am finding the content to be very good. Many cover situations that I encounter in real life and therefore I find useful. Articles use simple enough language that I can understand most of it but there are always a few words that I don’t know, so I learn something new.
I am trying to improve my listening comprehension so here is how I use it.
I chose an article and I listen to the audio first. I try to understand what is said.
Next I read the article and save words that are new. Then I listen to the audio a couple more times.
I read two articles every day.
Great app overall, has a couple issues
I love the layout and feel of this app more than any other language app I've used. It's snappy, responsive, and never throws any errors. With that said, it does have a couple of glaring deficiencies. First; the "read" and "love" buttons are redundant and should be removed. Content that I click on should be automatically added to a list so I don't always have to click a button to be able to get back to it.
Additionally, I feel that the srs aspect of the app is a bit primative and underfeatured. I should be able to review words by content, when I open a piece of writing I should be able to review just the words contained in it separate from all others.
There should also be a continuous review option. If I have an hour to kill, I want to be able to review cards for the entire. Just keep showing them to me uninterrupted until I'm ready to stop.
Finally, I like to take advantage of my drive time. There isn't a way to play the audio in the background. I'd like to be able to listen to a piece on repeat, or else be able to assemble a playlist of audio ive recently been studying.
These features would make this app perfect.
- Sinamon AB
- 13.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Sinamon AB
- In-App Purchases
- Du Chinese Premium $11.99
- Du Chinese Premium $89.99
- Du Chinese Premium $54.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.