This app is for those who want to learn to read Chinese characters. Rather than getting you frustrated by the thousands of characters out there, this app starts off with the most common characters - one at a time - and then works its way to less common ones. The ones you know won't be shown again, while the ones you have trouble with will be shown to you again later. This way you can focus your learning on characters that you find difficult, while easily skipping through others that you find easy.

Features include:

- 2700 characters in simplified and traditional form
- Pinyin script and English definition for each character
- Characters grouped from most frequent to least
- Spaced repetition algorithm to help with memorization

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What’s New

Version 2.2

- Minor Bugs Fixing

Ratings and Reviews

1.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Frankgone ,

No sound?

They show the icon for sound and I have it turned on but there is no sound. One star!

jdmack522 ,

Good interface however one big problem!

I think this is a good app. Some good points about it are its friendly interface as well as its ability to use both traditional and simplified characters. As far as appearance goes, this is a 5 star app. However, my one MAJOR problem is that you are unable to adjust the number of characers that you are tested on. The app. has test consisting of 25 characters. If you are just starting to learn Chinese characters (like myself) it is very difficult to retain the amount of information you learn. It's a case of biting off more than the average person can chew and one might feel like they are drowning in too much new material. During my school days, I used to make a game of just testing myself on 5 vocabulary words/terms(regardless of subject). From there, I would memorize as many 5 card sets as possible before streching it to 10. Personally, I found this to be an effective way for myself to learn new words/terms. It is my opinion that an option that would allow one to adjust the number of flashcards tested in intervals of 5, would drastically increase the information retained. If such an adjustment is made, I will glady give the app. a 5 star review.

Dingya ,

Flip card both ways?

You can see the. CHaracter and reveal it's meaning and pinyin. But but not the other way around. It should be a setting option. You won't learn to write this way. Just read. Include this option(please!) and you got a 5star app


Adarsh Menon
10 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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