van Sjors Provoost
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Are you looking at a Chinese restaurant menu with no idea what you're about to eat? It used to take a lot of skill to lookup a character in a dictionary. With this app however, you can identify up to a thousand characters in just three taps! You don't have to learn anything*.
Each Chinese character consist of several elementary shapes, called radicals. Official dictionaries only make use of one radical per character, but this app looks at all of them. To find a character like 肥 tap on the first radical that you recognize: 月. You'll then see another list of radicals where you need to tap on 巳. That takes you to a short list of matching characters.
For each character the app contains up to 100 words and phrases together with English translation and Chinese pronunciation.
Everything including the pronunciations works offline. However, if you have a good internet connection, the app will play a human recording of the pronunciation if it's available.
The app currently has 1.000 characters written in Simplified Chinese (not Traditional Chinese like in Taiwan and Hong Kong). I'm working hard to add more. There are tens of thousands of Chinese characters, but it only takes a few thousand to achieve literacy.
Pronunciation is powered by forvo.com. I need to pay them for this service so I can't promise that it will be available forever in the app.
The about section of the app shows a list of all the sources I used, the most important of which are wiktionary.org and CEDICT.
The app gathers anonymous usage information which helps me to improve the app.
* = Actually, the app will be even easier to use if you take the time to memorize 50-100 of the most important radicals. A link to a free PDF poster is included in the app.
Wat is nieuw in versie 1.0.2
* a computer voice pronounces the words when a human recording is not available or if there is a poor connection
* shuffle between multiple human pronunciations when available
* improved dictionary quality
* each character shows up to 100 words
* improved tutorial
* misc. small improvements
- 1,79 €
- Categorie: Naslagwerken
- Bijgewerkt: 08-10-2013
- Versie: 1.0.2
- Grootte: 12.7 MB
- Taal: Engels
- Ontwikkelaar: Sjors Provoost
- © 2013 Purple Dunes
Compatibiliteit: Vereist iOS 7.0 of nieuwer. Compatibel met iPhone, iPad en iPod touch. Deze app is geoptimaliseerd voor iPhone 5.