Chinese Writer for iPad
By Language Systems
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The Chinese Writer for iPad is a touch-interactive tool from Popup Chinese (http://popupchinese.com) that will teach you how to write Chinese characters. Learn the basics with our 25 character tutorial, and register with your free Popup Chinese account to unlock practice mode with 1000 extra characters in both simplified and traditional Chinese.
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I can see how this app works and what it is doing. Basically it's bringing up certain words such as prisoner to help you understand how the Chinese language is set you. The word prisoner is shown as a person in a box. But you draw the 3 sides of the box 1st then the arms of the person then the body then close the box. So from this useless word you have learnt how to draw the box and the symbol big in the correct order. Agreed not many symbols but it gives you an insight of how the language works.
I've downloaded a few Apps similar to this, some of which have been paid for. This is by far the easiest and most enjoyable to use but as stated by other reviewers it doesn't have a great deal of detail to it and yes, you do have to go back to the start each time. That said, I found it quite cathartic to repeat my practice and thus gave this a well earns five stars.
This a really nice app easy to use and I have already learnt the basics. I've only given it four stars because a major drawback is that you have to start from the beginning every time you start the app which does get pretty monotonous but still worth a go.