By Ning Cui
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This Chinese Writing iPhone/iPad app is designed for kids from 3 to 9 years old as an easy way to practice chinese writing skills. This is a fun and interactive apps that helps kids learn how to recognize chinese characters through interactive flashcards. Kids can also learn and practice to write all strokes in the proper order and proportion.
Other features include:
✔ Use interactive flash cards to quickly learn the meaning of different chinese characters, as well as the number of strokes (in quotes) and the radical of these chinese characters.
✔ The building blocks of Chinese characters are elements called radicals (部首 bùshǒu). Radicals are used as a classification system for Chinese dictionaries and this apps organizes these characters similarly by the number of strokes in the radical.
✔ After viewing the flashcard with the meaning, picture and pronunciation of the chinese characters, you can quickly switch on the writing pad by clicking on the Pen icon to start practicing the writing of all the strokes in the correct order.
✔ There is a test game section to test how well you recognize the characters by listening to the pronunciation and writing of the characters.
✔ There are two additional games (easy & hard) - tiles matching games to test how well you can match the picture and the chinese characters with the same meaning.
✔ These games will store the highscore so you can keep track of your chinese leaning progress.
I hope you find this app useful in learning your first chinese characters. Check out the following for more information about the chinese characters stroke order. Enjoy!!
Stroke order (笔顺) refers to the correct order in which the strokes of a Chinese character are written. The number of strokes per character for most characters is between one and thirty. The basic rule when writing Chinese characters, is to always write from top to bottom and from left to right. For example, among the first characters usually learned is the number one, which is written with a single horizontal line: 一. This character has one stroke which is written from left to right. The character for "two" has two strokes: 二. In this case, both are written from left to right, but the top stroke is written first. Here are the basic rules that give you good guidelines to follow:
1.Left to right: 三
2.Top to bottom: 天
3.Horizontal before vertical: 十
4.Center before outside: 小
5.Cutting strokes last: 牛
6.Diagonals right-to-left before diagonals left-to-right: 人
7.Enclosures before contents: 四
8.Bottom enclosures last: 还
9.Bottom lines always last: 王
10.Dots and minor strokes last: 玉
- Category: Education
- Released: 04 December 2011
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 95.8 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Ning Cui
- © Mobile Here Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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