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This app is for those who want to learn to read Chinese characters. Rather than getting you frustrated by the thousands of characters out there, this app starts off with the most common characters - one at a time - and then works its way to less common ones. The ones you know won't be shown again, while the ones you have trouble with will be shown to you again later. This way you can focus your learning on characters that you find difficult, while easily skipping through others that you find easy.
- 2700 characters in simplified and traditional form
- Pinyin script and English definition for each character
- Characters grouped from most frequent to least
- Spaced repetition algorithm to help with memorization
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Good interface however one big problem!
I think this is a good app. Some good points about it are its friendly interface as well as its ability to use both traditional and simplified characters. As far as appearance goes, this is a 5 star app. However, my one MAJOR problem is that you are unable to adjust the number of characers that you are tested on. The app. has test consisting of 25 characters. If you are just starting to learn Chinese characters (like myself) it is very difficult to retain the amount of information you learn. It's a case of biting off more than the average person can chew and one might feel like they are drowning in too much new material. During my school days, I used to make a game of just testing myself on 5 vocabulary words/terms(regardless of subject). From there, I would memorize as many 5 card sets as possible before streching it to 10. Personally, I found this to be an effective way for myself to learn new words/terms. It is my opinion that an option that would allow one to adjust the number of flashcards tested in intervals of 5, would drastically increase the information retained. If such an adjustment is made, I will glady give the app. a 5 star review.
Great flashcards for those learning Chinese
I researched all the flashcard programs for learning Chinese before deciding on this one, and I'm happy with my purchase. The characters are clear, the definitions appear to be accurate and the program looks nice and it's easy to use. It isn't perfect yet, I think there are a few usability issues that could be addressed, but the core of the program is great and I look forward to working my way through all of the characters provided. One thing to note though, this program requires that you know at least a little Chinese. I think it's geared towards at least an intermediate speaker, who has a base understanding of characters. Buying this program won't help you speak Chinese, it'll help you read it.
Need review mode and fastfoward option.
Great App for learning Chinese!
First criticism: it's tedious for anyone who already knows more then a couple 100 characters, unless they have the patience to fastforward past the first few 100. Doing this manually would probably take at least an hour. How about allowing the user to skip around in the next version, developers?
Second criticism: need a way to review Learned character. Otherwise you inevitably forget old ones, Even if you got the right 4 times in a row. Recommend option to randomly review characters you got wrong at least n times. Where n is customizable.
- Category: Education
- Released: Oct 22, 2008
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 0.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Adarsh Menon
- © 2008 ChineseLearnOnline.com
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.