Contains 60 new characters: now Chinagram enables you to explore and learn 360 Chinese characters.
Ratings and Reviews
Beautiful beginners app
Although I’m certainly still a beginner; because this app is limited in the characters they cover, learners WILL outpace it in a fairly short amount of time.
That being said, the information, etymology, stroke order, on the characters they DO cover is excellent! I have several books and another app that cover the same information, but it’s not presented as nicely as it is in this app.
I still can’t shake the feeling it’s missing something though-if I figure out what it is, I’ll update the review.
cute little book
This is a cute little book. It is very short and you should be able to read it in less than an hour, but it does have a lot of nice little effects and a beautiful page layout. The character writing mode basically just lets you trace the outline of a character. If you are very interested in a calligraphy app I recommend Zen Brush. The mandarin pronunciations are also quite a nice multimedia addition.
The only drawback I found was that it only displays the Simplified (PRC) versions of each character and not the Traditional versions used in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea.
Really great app!
This is a fantastic app for those interested in the Chinese language. It is mostly directed at beginners, however, the history and background information could be useful or interesting to anyone. I am not a fluent Chinese speaker, but I have taken one class on it. Speaking the language is very easy, since there is very little grammar to worry about, but reading and writing are very difficult, simply because there are so many characters to memorize! This app sets out to help you to remember the appearance of the characters, which, in my opinion, is the biggest challenge!
The included history and background are great if you're interested in the history of language, but the real reason I love the inclusion of this information is because it helps you to remember what each character looks like. Again, that is the big issue when reading Chinese. The history helps you to associate the characters with something else, which of course helps you to remember!
I hope that the author continues to add more characters to the list (although, to be honest, what has been included initially will take me awhile to learn and fully master), more pronunciations (for the derivative words as well), and more activities (drawing and redrawing the characters can be useful, but in order to truly grasp these characters it might be helpful to include some games or other activities, as other language apps sometimes do).
- Antonio Vallardi editore
- 111.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2011 - 2017 Antonio Vallardi Editore s.u.r.l., TODO s.n.c.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.