Mandarin (Chinese) Word of the Day (FREE)
By Ronald Bell
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Mandarin Word of the Day is a Mandarin study tool designed to help you learn a new word every day.
Learning a new word every day is a simple and fun way to improve your language skills without becoming frustrated or overwhelmed.
Missed yesterday's word? Want to take a sneak peek at what's going to come tomorrow? Use the Previous/Next buttons to freely navigate through the full list.
Be careful of other study apps which may require a network connection in order to function. This app requires no network connection, allowing you to study anywhere. Perfect for travelers who may not have connectivity at all times.
很好，可是没有汉字。(Very good, but doesn't have the characters.)
I know how to say the words, which is a very useful thing. I've been learning Chinese for a year now, and
I am always happy to add to my vocabulary. However, since it doesn't show the Chinese characters, I have no clue how to read or write the words. If, in a future update, the app could show the characters, (traditional, simplified, or both) it would greatly benefit anyone trying to learn Chinese.
Having audio would also be a very nice thing for anyone who is unfamiliar with the pinyin system
For now, those of you who aren't sure how to pronounce the words, either wait for an update or search on the Internet for the Chinese pinyin song. They use the song in China to teach pinyin to little kids, and I have found it to be quite useful.
I think that this app, with audio and Chinese characters, would be THE app for anyone who wants to learn Mandarin Chinese. Even in its current form, it is very helpful with spoken Chinese. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested.
...Also, I'll be looking forward to that update.
So for now,
Interesting concept ... lousy execution
Pros: lots of phrases
Cons: no search/lookup; no verbal speech; no chinese words (simplified or traditional); ads cover the bottom of screen;
Pretty much useless as a day to day translation tool since there is no search feature. But if you want to teach yourself a chinese phrase per day ... it works ... sort of. You just have to guess how it's pronounced since there's no recording of the word(s) so you don't know how it is pronounced. You would have to have some background in pinyin to understand this application.
It would be nice to see the actual Chinese characters (both simplified and traditional) as well so one can learn the written language as well.
Great concept, easy to use, but no audio
This application would be perfect if it had the option to have someone pronounce the words! I'm worried I'm teaching myself e wrong pronunciation. Great app otherwise though.
- Category: Education
- Released: Mar 01, 2011
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 0.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Ronald Bell
- © 2011 Bell Standard, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.