Ratings and Reviews
A warning about tone sandhi
Overall a great app, but there is one thing to be aware of that caused me a lot of frustration at first and it isn't the creator's fault. Tone sandhi aren't normally reflected in pinyin so when you play Galactic you may think your ears are lying to you. For example, 你好 is written in pinyin as nǐ hǎo but it's actually pronounced ní hǎo. The game expects you to answer with 3rd tone even though the speaker is correctly using the 2nd tone when she says it. This kind of defeats the purpose of testing your ears with this game but it helps you learn correct pinyin so it's not necessarily bad.
Pretty good app
Fun games and good motivation to keep going if you want to unlock more games. Overall, a very good app to learn a language. However, one thing is very annoying: "tā" means he, she, or it. In some games it'll say "tā" and "he" and "she" will both be options. You choose "he" and it's wrong. The next word is "tā" again. You choose "he" and this time it's right. The programmers need to fix this.
Don't give up guys
I literally have not updated my phone because fifty percent of my telephone is this app. I speak like a ten year old Mexican girl, a three year old french girl, and decided to learn Chinese since everyone I work with speaks it. This is so much more effective than a bulky Rosetta Stone with a fifteen minute investment in every lesson. Duolingo is absolutely boring in comparison. Please fix so I can update my phone.
- 58.2 MB
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2012 MindSnacks inc
- In-App Purchases
- 50 Mandarin Lessons $4.99
- All Language Pass $19.99
- All Language Pass Upgrade $17.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.