Here at WrittenChinese.com, we were among the first Chinese flashcard learning apps and our methods have withstood the test of time. We focus on Mandarin learning, including audio by a native speaker and standard Mandarin Pinyin, however, if you’re interested you can turn on the Cantonese pronunciation guides as well.
As Chinese learners ourselves, we carefully engineered Learn Chinese Characters by WCC to give you the most efficient method to learn Chinese characters and build useful vocabulary.
Here's how it works: Chinese has an estimated 50,000 characters. Some Chinese characters are rarely ever encountered while some appear in nearly every other sentence. For this reason, we help you learn in a systematic sequence starting from the statistically most commonly occurring Chinese characters.
You may be surprised to discover that learning just the most common character "的" alone will yield you a 3.72% literacy rate in Chinese. Learning just our top 50 most common Chinese characters will yield you a 29.08% literacy rate. In addition, each character comes with seven of the most common examples of how the character is used when integrated into a word or phrase.
This valuable learning tool will be useful to your studies whether you are a beginner or an advanced learner.
Completely offline. Practice and learn anywhere you go!
50 of our top 3200 most commonly seen characters with Simplified and Traditional standard Mandarin pinyin with audio, definitions, radical count, stroke count, four corner and bonus Cantonese pronunciation guides in Yale and Jyutping, Cangjie.
Spoken Mandarin voice pronunciation by a native-speaking Putonghua professor who has a "putonghua shuiping ceshi" top-level certification.
Our pinyin voice recordings are the most complete in the industry including "fifth tone" sounds and "combined syllable" sounds such as those combining "儿" as a suffix.
Each character includes a list of the seven most commonly used "Usage Examples" complete with definition, pinyin, and Mandarin voice pronunciation.
Option for color-coded Chinese character tones.
Choice of displaying pinyin tones by Tone Marks or Tone Numbers.
"Red Characters" quickly identify where Simplified and Traditional forms are different. Additionally, you can toggle between Simplified and Traditional while viewing the flashcard.
Powerful search system with pinyin wildcard functionality. You can search by pinyin, English, Chinese characters, radicals, stroke count, and even rank number.
Compare function that allows you to compare two characters of your choice side by side.
Audio accounts for tone changes (Tone Sandhi) when specific combination of characters are used together. (ie. 不 and 一 combinations)
-- This free version lets you play with and learn 800 traditional and simplified characters. We think that's a lot, but if you're really serious about mastering 汉字 the full version contains more than 5,000, spanning HSK and beyond... ---
☆ It's easy to play. ☆
Characters fall from the top of the screen - you have to tap them and draw them correctly to score points. Just don't let them reach the bottom, or - kaboom! Let five of them drop and the game is finished! But the learning continues; you can review everything that you saw, complete with stroke order diagrams and testing at your own pace. Characters you made the most mistakes on are highlighted at the top of the list.
☆ It's more than a game. ☆
✓ trainchinese Chinese Writer can test you on 5,200 Simplified and Traditional Chinese characters, and features stroke-order diagrams, English explanations and high quality audio recordings for every possible pronunciation of each one.
✓ The app remembers which characters you've had trouble writing and prioritises them in future games, as well as highlighting them in the character pack browsing screen.
☆ It's suitable for everyone. ☆
✓ Characters are divided into packs by difficulty according to the official HSK standard. Hundreds are included in this free download.
✓ Create your own packs by searching for characters by Pinyin. You can even mix Pinyin, English and Chinese characters in one search to find as many results as possible, and one tap adds them all to your custom pack.
✓ Your kids can play. Your grandmother can too. Now everyone can enjoy the pleasure of learning this beautiful system of writing.
✓ Whatever your writing level, you'll improve with trainchinese Chinese Writer. Beginners can start with simpler characters and at a slower pace, while experienced students will blaze their way through those HSK 4 hanzi!
☆ It's connected. ☆
✓ Create your own character packs and share them with friends by email.
✓ Feeling proud of yourself? Share your high score with your friends via Twitter and Facebook.
✓ Already a trainchinese user? Download the characters you're learning into trainchinese Chinese Writer for free!
Learn to write Chinese characters with trainchinese Chinese Writer. It's educational, entertaining - and addictive!
We'd love to hear what you think about Chinese Writer - Contact us at email@example.com!
★ Game-based learning course: an easy start for beginners memrise;
★ Quality courses based on the CEFR;
★ Learning while testing (provides review and consolidation);
★ Native pronunciation at standard or slower speed;
★ A novel way to study Chinese/Mandarin characters/pinyin;
★ Displays Chinese/Mandarin as pinyin or characters or both;
★ Switches easily between simplified and traditional Chinese/mandarin;
★ Learning progress synchronised across iPad, iPhone, iPod touch;
★ Keep new vocabulary and sentence patterns in your long-term memory;
★ Effective and efficient for learners on the go;
Playing for 10 minutes per day significantly increases your memrise of the expansive Chinese language(mandarin) to a conversational level, regardless of whether you have a background in Chinese/Mandarin or not.
What you will be getting out of "Learn Chinese" with no cost:
★ 50+ Chinese/mandarin language conversational topics
★ 150+ Chinese/mandarin grammar structures
★ 200+ sentence patterns
★ 1000+ keywords and phrases
★ 2000+ essential Chinese/mandarin language characters
Lessons that cover:
★ Mandarin Chinese Basics/Pinyin
★ Shopping in China
★ travelling to China (e.g., Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan,suzhou,kunming)
★ Chinese food
★ Chinese/mandarin games
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► "A great app for students to practice their reading, writing and listening. I am a Chinese/Mandarin teacher(not in China) teaching beginning level of grade 4,5 and 6 in USA. This app has great potential as teaching/reviewing tool for Chinese Mandarin language learners."
► "I use a suite of tools: Nulinuli,avid, Mindsnacks, Brainscape, Pleco, Kunming, Rosetta Stone, memrise, Battery Doctor, Edmodo,Blackboard,Airbnb,HelloTalk,memrise,livemocha,PicsArt. I was very excited to find ChineseSkill. It's definitely become my favorite. It makes a big effort to teach a range of elements. Characters,pinyin, tones, syntax, grammar. And most importantly it has a review feature which is crucial and often missing in language learning. Definitely give ChineseSkill a go."
► "I am an avid user of Duolingo. I felt both intrigued and bad for trying Chinese/mandarin Skills because I thought I was supporting an imitation. Feelings now is that this app definitely imitates duolingo's app but in return offers us a Duolingo like progression of vocabulary and grammar for Mandrin. There will be plenty of demand for such a course and at least such a resource now exists"
► "This is one of the best Mandarin Chinese learning apps out there! It teaches you both important vocabulary and grammar. It is a must have(avid)! Plus, other apps are expensive and still cannot compare to the quality of this app. I live in China suzhou now."
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- Over 170K Chinese words & phrases
- Example sentences
- Audio pronunciation
- Spelling suggestions
- Search history record
- Fastest search engine
- Flexible search by English, Chinese Handwriting & Mandarin Chinese’s Pinyin
- Share learning progress via social networks
Note that user can pay an one-off fee to remove advertisements in this app.
If you require any assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contains Chinese idioms, pinyin and meaning of the idiom in Simplified Chinese characters.
Suitable for Chinese speakers and high level students of Chinese.
To use the widget, first install it, then long-click on the homescreen, then select "Chinese Idiom" widget.
If the definition is longer than 2 lines, you can see the rest of the definition by touching the widget.
Let us feel the art and beauty of traditional Chinese Characters:)
Also you can use dictionary website link.(nciku, google and custom site)
- High and fast recognition rate.
- Less ads. and totally free.
- You can check the search history.
- You can change the dictionary website.
- Use internet connection to recognize Chinese character handwriting.
If you want to add other dictionary site, please send me an e-mail.
e-mail : email@example.com
This training is designed for students who already know the elementary basics of Mandarin Chinese.
You have 4 difficulty levels and 3 learning and testing modes:
1. Pointing to characters: student see English or hear Chinese sentence and should point Chinese characters for correct translation from random list.
2. Drawing characters: student see English or hear Chinese sentence and should write correct Chinese characters by finger. Can use "HELP" button for see template of correct character.
3. Pointing to Pinyin words: in this mode student should point correct sequence of Pinyin words for Chinese translation.
Chinese learning start with learning mode - when you see the phrase in English and hearing speech in Mandarin will be sequentially highlighted signs, to be indicated. Then go training on the following three levels of difficulty. The last level teaches to recognize phrases from the words spoken by a lecturer. In this way, you not only practice spelling but also pronunciation.
In application you can purchase additional sentences from different topics.
The application is an excellent means of facilitating the preparation for the HSK1 and HSK2 exam of Chinese language.
App work off-line.
There are 6 formations:
3. Ideogrammic compounds
5. Phono-semantic compounds
6. Transformed cognates
And 5 major scripts:
1. Oracle bone script
2. Bronze script
3. Seal script
4. Clerical script
5. Regular script
This series introduces 200 words, showing the evolving process from each of the formation to traditional Regular script, as well as its simplified writing, and meaning in Japanese, Korean, Russian, English, Italian, German and Spanish.
User can enter the browser via word menu or graphic menu, and play the games to practice.
- the complexity of characters, as an average character consists of about 12 strokes;
- matching characters with their pronunciation, pinyin and the meaning;
This new version of Chinese Characters First Steps tackles these two challenges on one screen to help you learn, recognize and remember the most frequently used 400 plus characters in a systematic, friendly and fun way. Rather than having a textbook, audio device, dictionary and a notebook to write, you get the stroke-by-stroke writing, the native-speaker pronunciation, pinyin, English definition and instructions in one interactive experience.
These 400 plus characters are introduced in the Open University's Beginners' Chinese module
第一步 Dì yī bù (L197) and drawn from the most commonly and frequently used word list published by the Ministry of Education of PRC (China). By combining them, you will learn a further 230+ useful words and phrases. For example, you learn the three single-character words for 'red' (红 hóng), 'green' (绿lǜ) and 'light' (灯dēng), which put together make up the word 'traffic lights', which you will find in one of the word search puzzles.
There are 20 lessons which chronologically build upon each other.
Each lesson has 4 sections:
- Writing Practice
- Listening Test
- Reading Test
- Word Search
The first five lessons with characters and related activities are included free to give you a taste of what this app can do. The other 15 lessons are available via in-app purchase for a total of £1.49 by tapping the 'upgrade' button.
This app uses Google Analytics to allow The Open University to gather anonymous statistical data on how the app is used. The data is used for academic research only.
No personal or device information is gathered.
By installing this app you give consent to The open University to use Google Analytics in the manner stated above.
Exclusively on Android, so make your iPhone friends jealous!
If you're not satisfied, for any reason, within 30 days you get a full refund, period, no questions asked. We don't want your money if you're not amazingly happy.
If you are looking for our Cantonese app, please see: http://goo.gl/62PHL0
Pro version gives you:
★ Chinese handwriting recognition built in
★ Audio - recordings of every Mandarin syllable, by a real native Chinese speaker
★ Homescreen Widgets - flip through your favorite words from your homescreen. Try adding multiple widgets!
★ Multi-dictionary support - the superb ABC Chinese-English and ABC English-Chinese dictionaries (in-app purchases at extra cost)
★ Merged results across dictionaries - no need for cumbersome cycling through dictionaries
★ Star English words (if you have the ABC English-Chinese dictionary installed)
★ Backup / Restore starred words, search history, preferences etc
★ Offline access to all features (unless specified)
★ Search Hanzi / Chinese, Pinyin or English
★ Pinyin or Zhuyin (Bopomofo) pronunciation throughout
★ Vertical Zhuyin support
★ Both Simplified and Traditional Chinese characters supported
★ Coloring by tone - you can color Hanzi, Pinyin or Zhuyin
★ Simple, intuitive and powerful UI
★ Live search - results update as-you-type
★ Progressive results - as you scroll down, progressively deeper searches are seamlessly performed
★ Enter long Chinese text in the search box and get instant Pinyinization as well as automatic vocab list
★ Starred Chinese words/phrases, Word lists (e.g. HSK, idioms/chengyu), Search history
★ Custom search using wildcards
★ Clipboard Monitoring - raise notification when Hanzi copied to clipboard. Please read: http://goo.gl/cmRFJ2
★ Night mode (black background)
★ Voice recognition (online only and only on supported devices)
★ Useful links to websites e.g. YellowBridge, Skritter, nciku, Google Translate (online only)
★ Uses CC-CEDICT dictionary data as the base dictionary
★ Seamless integration with our Hanping Chinese Camera app (for image-based character recognition): http://goo.gl/1clC8H
★ No ads!
* Purchasing this app does not include the ABC dictionaries. For more details about these paid add-ons (which include the ABC Chinese-English Dictionary (200,000 Chinese headwords & 10,000 example sentences) and the ABC English-Chinese Dictionary (62,000 English headwords and 6,400 example sentences)), please read: http://hanpingchinese.com/abc
* For Chinese character input via pinyin, use Google Pinyin IME: http://goo.gl/WZ3Zop
* "run on startup* permission required for Clipboard Monitoring "System Startup" option.
* If many Chinese characters appear as empty square boxes, or if you would like to use a nicer Chinese font, read this: http://goo.gl/y6ya5r (The custom font used in the screenshots is Simkai)
* Purchasing allows you to run the app on any Google Android device (i.e. legitimate Play Store app installed) where you are logged into your Google account. You can run the app simultaneously on as many devices as you like as long as you are logged into each one. Buying a new device? No problem, just log into your Google account and you should be able to download the app without additional payment.
Please use the forum (see below) to report any bugs or suggestions.
Learn Chinese is an easy to use mobile Chinese phrasebook that gives visitors to Chinese-speaking countries and those who are interested in learning Mandarin a good start in the language.
Learn Chinese is recorded using native speaker and we have tried our best to be authentic in the pronunciation whilst ensuring it is easy to understand. Recommended app for tourists and business people visiting china.
* Carefully translated list of essential phrases
* High quality audio pronunciation by native speaker
* Play all phrases automatically in each category
* 800+ phrases in 18 categories
* Ability to adjust font size
* No internet connection required
* Highlight important words with tips
* Store frequently used phrases in favourites
* Search by keywords
* No adverts or annoying popups
The PRO version contains over 800 essential phrases with 18 categories.
- General conversation
- Directions and places
- Eating out
- Time and date
- Towns and provinces
- Tourist attractions
- Feeling sick
- Tongue twisters
If you like this app and find it useful please take a few seconds to give us a rating in the Android Market. For comments and suggestions please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We love getting feedback from users of our apps.
Terms of Service: Copyright is reserved on all content available within this application. In addition to the standard Android Market terms of service we reserve the right to anonymously track and report a user activity inside this application.
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• EASY: you don't need any special skills, just start drawing
• INTERESTING: try different styles of drawings
• FUNNY: now you can draw nice animals, or cartoon characters or cars and more
• self-teaching (educational)
• the app includes lots of drawings such as: cartoon characters, animals, cars, dragons, planes, flowers, and much more!
• each drawing is divided into a number of steps which are easy to follow.
• starting from a few lines, you’ll end up with a complete picture.
• You can create your own drawing and draw right on the screen.
• parents can use it to give drawing lessons to their kids.
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Set the qeury of Chinese words , practice writing , learning and memory as one of the application software . Inspection of Chinese words , practice writing , memory problems , prominent in today's society is increasingly apparent . Primary and secondary student writing ability, stroke disorder , rickety , non-standard non-standard , college students, white-collar workers forget the word pen , Chinese vocabulary master volume is not high. Foreign Chinese learners is even more difficult to master Chinese characters writing skills and memory . This application is designed to help people overcome the above problems .
This version of the application main functions:
1 ) with the written application in the background of every finished writing an interface , the user is prompted to write with a pen, rather Miaohong , but you can start to write intelligent detection point and strokes are correct , this is a traditional Chinese characters Miaohong not.
2 ) to practice writing , application tips standard stroke order only put pen to paper points each stroke , the user needs to complete the writing strokes . After the completion of the whole word , display the standard characters in the background.
3 ) Others: can query tens of thousands of words in Chinese characters , Chinese idioms . Application vocabulary with all primary schools , HSK three words , children will learn 500 words . Future versions may increase children's songs, poems and other ancient
Tips: In order to experience good practice to write results, please try to use the stylus and tablet to practice writing .
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Questions are in multiple choice format with 20 seconds allocated in which to answer. Work your way through 5 difficulty levels and collect 12 in-game achievements. If you get stuck on a question use any of the 4 lifelines that are available.
Points are awarded depending on difficulty; the harder the level the more points that are at stake. Each correct answer builds up your tower of cubes.
Post your scores online to compare with your circle of friends or the global leader-board but most of all have fun learning chinese characters.