maayot Chinese Reading Stories

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About this app

Become a Chinese Reading Guru.

Drilling new characters doesn’t work, simple. That’s what research shows.
Learn characters as they are used by native Chinese speakers, in context.

Learn Chinese as you read it with a daily engaging story and a pleasant learning experience with one-tap character definition, comprehension quiz, writing prompts and more.

Our learners love it:

"The stories are just really interesting and good. These stories aren’t written purely to teach you Chinese reading; they’re also interesting in their own right. [...] It’s a no-frills platform for improving vocabulary, reading and listening — and at its core it provides really interesting stories that keep you coming back. We have no doubt that you will improve your Mandarin reading skills if you take your daily story with Maayot." - GoEastMandarin

"maayot helps to motivate you by delivering daily bite-sized reading activities" - AllLanguageRessources

"I love reading it each day with my morning coffee" - Ron

What you'll get:
• Daily Unique Story in Chinese for your level -> Practice your Reading
• Tap a Word for Definition & Example Sentences -> Learn New Characters
• Daily Native Recording of the Story in Chinese -> Practice your Listening
• Daily Quiz about the Story -> Test your Understanding

Our levels:
• Beginner: HSK 1 / HSK 2 / HSK 3
• Intermediate: HSK 4 / HSK 5
• Advanced: HSK 6 or above

Stories are in Simplified Mandarin Chinese.

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Updated on
Jul 11, 2022

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Ratings and reviews

166 reviews
Sian May
September 27, 2021
A great concept BUT: Beginner is difficult for those on HSK1 or 2. 'previously learnt words' aren't ones I have learnt on it. Problems loading when first opened because it has to log in every time. It would be good if the app sent notifications on the phone to remind you, especially when you have only the free service which you only get one story every Sunday - if you miss it, it's gone. (Email notifications won't get people using the app fast.) Finally, it's far too expensive!
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Lucas Gerosa
February 20, 2023
Pretty good stories for practicing reading mandarin; you can choose 3 difficulty options and either simplified or traditional characters. You can click on words to find their pinyin and translations. However, the translations and pinyin sometimes don't make any sense in the given context. You probably use a program to translate it automatically, but I wish you would double check them. Also, there's no translation for the story as a whole, which is a problem when I don't understand a sentence.
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Hirushi Abeysinghe
October 16, 2021
I really want to use this app. But when I try ti register with email address it locks me out of the app. I did input my name and email address, then chose level 1 but after that it just closes the app. I am being locked out of the app. I tried inputting different email address but it didn't work. Password reset request also didn't work because apparently this cannot find my email address. Please help out
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October 26, 2021
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What's new

Bug fix that prevented answer submission in certain instances.