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BoPoMo Help - Zhuyin Pinyin Aid

By Andy Chen

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Get help learning Mandarin using Pinyin or Zhuyin with BoPoMo Help.

★★ Picked as Apple's New and Noteworthy App (Sept 2010) ★★

Pinyin (Hanyu Pinyin) is the most popular phonetic system used to learn Mandarin. It uses Romanized characters to represent the spoken sounds. This makes it easier for foreigners learning Mandarin as a second language.

Zhuyin (Zhuyin Fuhao) is the original Chinese phonetic system for Mandarin which is based on Asian characters. Some people prefer to learn it this way as there is less of a tendency to pronounce it as a Roman character.

Both Zhuyin and Pinyin have the same sounds, and there is a one-to-one correspondence. Not sure on how a character sound? Use BoPoMo Help to look up the character and have it spoken to you. It even supports more complicated character pronunciations.

✔ Female voice say the characters when pressed
✔ Switch between Pinyin and Zhuyin characters
✔ Graphics are Retina display enhanced
✔ Color coded into logical groups for better usability
✔ Learn trickier character pronunciations and tones

This application can be used to help you with Zhuyin taught Chinese school or elementary to university level Mandarin classes using Pinyin. Best of all, it is priced to be affordable for all students... FREE.

We have tested it extensively to make the product easy to use and helpful in your quest to learn Mandarin. Your feedback is important and encourages us to make this product even better.

What's New in Version 1.1

- Localization
- Performance tweaks
- Character updates

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Customer Reviews

Great way to refresh memory on zhuyin!

I hadn't used zhuyin since my Chinese school days, so when it came time to refresh my memory, I searched and found this app. It's simple- you just click on the box to hear the pronunciation. Nothing complex about it. It also has pinyin, too. Glad it's free!


Good for those already know bopomofo but learning pinyin.

1 Star off for possible error... Correct me if I'm wrong: "eh" is not a pinyin final. If there is a corresponding pinyin, then I think 也 = ë in pinyin.

Simple, useful

I like it. Great for practice.

BoPoMo Help - Zhuyin Pinyin Aid
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  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 4.3 MB
  • Languages: English, French, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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