Learn the most common 1,000 words in Chinese.

Being able to utilize two languages sharpens your mental skills and has positive benefits on your everyday life.

Whether you're a novice or an expert you'll enjoy playing the BidBox Vocabulary Training game.

This game let's you build your vocabulary with just a few words at a time. You'll repeat the same words until you can confidently identify and select 15 correct answers in 30 seconds. This system permanently places the association of each word to its English counter part into your long term memory. It is a very natural way to learn a new language.

Vocabulary is the cornerstone of every language. The 1,000 words in this program represent the majority of written words used.

Dedicate just a few minutes a day and you'll learn to recognize the majority of Chinese words in just a few weeks.

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What's New

Version 2.6.2

- Minor bug fixes
- Now with WEIBO

Ratings and Reviews


Crazy Psychiatrist

Crashes at level 3-3. Re-installing didn't help either. iPad 3, iOS 7.04. Absolutely useless.



First of all, I'm not going to be as critical as the other reviews because this app really depends on how you approach it. Basically, all you do is VISUALLY identify Chinese characters. Nothing is pronounced. There are some context issues in which "I" in Chinese could be either "I" or "me" in English (which leads me to believe that the developer knows nothing of the Chinese language, after all this is rudimentary) but as long as you know this and select "I" you'll be fine. In the end, this is not for serious people, just those who'd like a playful and light learning experience, and above all, this is not worth $4.99 - barely a $1, but I'll be using it nonetheless (i.e., it's worth having for free, barely worth it at a $1, and definitely not worth it beyond $1). This app could easily be worth a dollar, however, if you could add your own Chinese characters and their definitions.



Luckily, I tried this for free.
I thought it would be great to have a fast paced 'game' to review characters I already know.

Actually, I like the layout and the speed concept.

BUT the problem is, the word list was clearly just computer generated.

For example 我 means I or me in English. During the game, the first time you see it you only have a choice of I, so no problem.
The second time you see it you have to choose between a few words, including I and me. Well, sometimes I chose I and was correct, other times I chose I and was wrong... But without context you would never know which one to choose, unless you were translating a sentence from Chinese to English.

So anyway, nice layout, but a fail.

If they really wanted to make this great:

1 - pronounce the target language word after selected
2 - option to change which language goes in the middle
3 - option to turn off the horrible applause
4 - have a real life human choose the word list and QA the game that actually speaks/reads/writes both languages fluently

I don't recommend this, free or otherwise.


BidBox, LLC
7.5 MB
Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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