• 250+ NEW Chinese characters
• 750+ NEW words and phrases
• 750+ NEW audio recordings
• NEW decks and support for NEW textbooks
• -70% reduced download size of the app
• Design and performance improvements
• Added user feedback feature
• Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Fine content, misses marks
The app has decent mnemonics to help you quickly associate meanings with characters. I would provide 5 stars if the app allowed you to create practice lists, flag characters for further review, or edit your own version of the story. Likewise, many of the stories are weak in terms of providing actual help memorizing the characters. They seem to be poorly constructed and not thought through. It’s a fine app, but for the money, I’m looking for more.
Awesome content, small problems
I absolutely love this app and recommend it to anyone looking to learn Chinese characters. It has mnemonics for not only the meaning, but the pronunciation and tone. Good quality audio for the characters. There’re also lots of example sentences and vocabulary words with audio. However, it needs some polishing to get 5 stars. The audio for example sentences is occasionally mismatched or transcribed incorrectly. There’s also no way to access the main menu without pushing the back button a million times. It would also be nice if you could turn on a reminder to review past characters. The review is often problematic though because some characters have multiple readings, so you can select a falsely “wrong” answer. That said, these are pretty minor flaws given how great the rest of the app is. I remember the characters I learn using this with almost zero repetition necessary!!!!
Not quite the Mandarin wani kani...
For those familiar with what a spectacular character learning app looks like (aka wani kani) this is noticeably lower quality. Can’t log into a free trial account across multiple devices, no automatic spaced repetition prompting including all covered characters, no vocabulary in spaced repetitions, no regular timing for spaced repetitions, the stories are over-complicated (the “heroes” should be the main characters, not random children, angels, truckers etc, this would make the tone, pronunciation and character much easier to remember and straightforward). Users should also have to type in the spelling rather than use multiple choice, this is much better for memorization. For a free trial maybe this is fine but if people are paying money to use this, the spaced repetition needs to be much more rigorous.
- Zizzle eLearning Inc.
- 71.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2019 Zizzle eLearning Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Zizzle - Master Chinese $9.99
- Zizzle - Master Chinese $24.99
- Zizzle - Master Chinese $59.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.