Decoder CHINESE (Mandarin | CHINA) Pronunciation Guide
By Greenhorn Media LLC
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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
“I have taught French for 30 years and was skeptical about this app until I tried it. It is unique in its approach. When English words are used to highlight a sound similar to a French sound, the learner simply clicks on the letter in the English word to hear a native speaker pronounce that sound… Learning sounds within words is the most effective way to improve pronunciation and this app is replete with examples to help the learner avoid the pitfalls of French pronunciation…”
“I learnt mandarin as a kid, but always had difficulty with some of the sounds. The teachers had a hard time explaining how to pronounce the sound, and you either heard it and was able to replicate it with your lips and tongue, or you were just stuck. This app is great, because it gives you the English equivalent sounds! I've been refreshing my pronunciation with this, and it really works. I like the example words that come with the sound. Best pinyin tool yet.”
WHAT THE APP DOES
Learn Chinese the comfortable way.
Systematically build a strong foundation on how to pronounce all the sounds of Mandarin Chinese. Decoder clearly presents the phonetic rules of the language by offering multiple examples for each sound and then further breaks down each word into phonetic components. By using carefully chosen English approximations, the app lets you comfortably build up Chinese words from English sounds you already know.
While others offer phrasebook or dictionary-style apps that stress memorization, Decoder seeks to develop a deep understanding of the language's phonetic rules so that you'll eventually be able to read and pronounce almost anything on your own.
With a carefully selected and limited set of examples, repeated engagement with these words will help you establish connections between the context and pronunciation. You'll also find as a bonus that these new vocabulary items will effortlessly become ingrained in your memory.
Decoder CHINESE (mandarin | CHINA)
Originally based on the Beijing dialect, Standard Mandarin pronunciation has undergone changes to make it easier for speakers of different Chinese languages. While Chinese characters are provided for reference, Decoder will help you pronounce Chinese by using Pīnyīn, the international standard for Mandarin romanization.
✔ Innovative Pronunciation Guide with Easy-to-Remember English Approximations ― Use English words you already know! No need to learn awkward transcriptions.
✔ 350+ examples with High-Quality Native Speaker Audio ― Multiple examples are given for every sound. Reinforce your knowledge and learn new vocabulary!
✔ Syllable-by-Syllable Pronunciation Breakdown ― Listen at your own pace. Focus on any part of the word. See how words are put together!
✔ Simplified/Traditional Characters - Characters provided for reference in all examples
✔ Tone Marks/Tone Numbers
✔ Clean, Simple, Quick and Easy-to-Use Interface
✔ No Internet connection required ― Perfect for on-the-go learning!
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What's New in Version 3.0
• Updated for iPhone 5 and iOS 6
• Minor enhancements
• Bug fixes
- 2,99 €
- Category: Education
- Updated: 06 December 2012
- Version: 3.0
- Size: 10.9 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Greenhorn Media LLC
- © 2012 Greenhorn Media
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.