maayot | Read Chinese & Learn 4+

Become a Chinese Reading Guru

maayot

Designed for iPhone

    • 3.9 • 16 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

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

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.

Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese are both available.

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

Note: Free users get access to a new story in Chinese on Sundays only. Standard plan users get a new story daily.

Terms of Use: https://www.maayot.com/terms-of-use
Privacy: https://www.maayot.com/privacy-policy

Got feedback?
Reach out directly to us through our website: www.maayot.com

What’s New

Version 0.4

Bug fix that was preventing answer submission in certain instances.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Hanyu Xuesheng ,

A Quick Reading Lesson

Maayot has one main goal: to offer new readings to its many students. I have only used the beginning level, so I know the readings are simple for a reason. So far after a few weeks, the readings are varied and offer gradual exposure to new vocabulary and some review of previous vocabulary. There is a built in dictionary function, but it is very simple, so additional help might be needed to understand some words/phrases in context. There is also a quiz with each reading that requires a close reading of the text. I wish there could be more than one question, but when a new text is offered every day, I understand why it is short. The final section is a written response to a prompt based on the reading. It’s fun to see how other users have responded.

Developer Response ,

The writing response has now been resolved.
All the best in your learning.

Chewy7000 ,

Really want to subscribe but have some issues

The app offers new Chinese reading everyday. I love the readings and the ability to click and see pinyin if needed. The level feels very good, my only issue is for the quiz that sometimes I don’t know the characters and the quiz question feels more difficult than the actual story. So having the same access to the click on character feature for pinyin in the question would help a lot. Also for the writing response it never works for me.

Developer Response ,

The writing response has now been resolved.
All the best in your learning.

NPinNYC ,

Not great

Have been doing the free stories as a trial and while I like the concept the first issue is that there is no audio in the app. I am using an updated I phone but in order to hear the audio I need to open the story on the web. Second problem is although there is a translation for each word often times two characters together mean something completely different, this app seems to miss a few of those compound words and I get confused. Lastly this reading is too hard for a beginner. I thought maybe it was me but I have failed the (one question) quiz every week and can see from the posted stats that over half of the readers got it wrong along with me. Try the free version before you pay for it.

Developer Response ,

It seems you have the silent mode turned on your iOS device. Turn it off and you should hear the audio. We also have improved the difficulty for beginner level as the feedback from some learners.

App Privacy

The developer, maayot, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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