WenHu is a new way to Learn Chinese characters and Mandarin words.
WenHu uses the world’s first word-reveal method, with Mandarin words broken down into their much simpler components and radicals.
These components and radicals appear one after another until you select the correct multiple-choice English translation. Challenge yourself against the clock to improve your Chinese character recognition, fluency rating and global ranking.
WenHu word packs are arranged by:
- Phonetic Components - that provide a clue to the pronunciation of the character,
- Radicals - that can confer a meaning to the word,
- Packs based on Topics; or
- Sets of Common Usage words.
Look out for our FREE word packs.
WenHu players can engage with 3 different game modes.
Word Challenge Mode: where you strive to maximize the number of words that can be played in a row, with a wrong answer ending the game.
Time Trial Mode: that challenges you to work against the clock to pick as many correct translations as you can, with bonus time for correct answers and a time penalty for wrong answers. These modes are both used to calculate your fluency score and global ranking.
Practice Mode can be used to improve game play at your own pace.
As you play WenHu, improving your in-game fluency and collecting achievements, you improve your Chinese character and Mandarin word recognition. Your fluency rating and achievements are displayed in the statistics for every word pack as well as your overall success.
In-App Purchase of additional word packs are available on the Apple App Store.
Thanks for using WenHu! To make your app better for you we have introduced Free word packs and few more fixes. Happy Learning!
Ratings and Reviews
Fun way to learn
First off I have to say that this app presents and new and interesting way to learn Mandarin. There are multiple different ways of gameplay such as the what challenge, the time trial, and practice mode. Each mode off is a different type of challenge for learning the language. After each different mode you can always view your performance via the detailed statistics the app gives you which rates your fluency in relation to the word packs. It also tells you how you are in relation to other players.
The graphics of the Apple very well done in that they are interesting but more importantly easy to read and understand.
I particularly liked how all of them were multiple choice, so I did not have to worry about necessarily spelling the words correctly just recognizing them.
Why enjoyed all of the different game modes I would have to say that the word challenge was my favorite. It was the one where I seem to get the most correct and felt like I was letting the most about the language.
I like that the app was easy to navigate and that I did not have to go to a detailed instructional mode to figure it out. Everything was simple and straightforward. It was all very user-friendly without any sort of complicated instructions.
Overall this is a fun app if you're trying to learn Mandarin.
I love the music; it is perfect background music to create a calm learning atmosphere. I also really love the font that the Chinese characters are written, because they are very clear and easy to read. I also really like the scoring system as it really is a huge motivation to improve. Most of all I love the character breakdown feature, because my biggest problem with other Chinese learning apps was learning the components of the characters, and this game makes that aspect easy and fun.
Excellent app for learning Chinese
This is the best app I've found for learning Chinese. The lessons are fairly good and interactive. One of the things I love the most is the layout and ease of use the app offers. This app is an excellent teacher and I can keep playing and repeating any word I want while I'm learning. Excellent work, very grateful!
- BAI GAMES PTY LTD
- 70.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © BAI Games Pty Ltd
- In-App Purchases
- Basics Pack FREE (14 words) Free
- Family and Friends Pack 1 (27 words) Free
- FREE Sun and Moon Radicals (24 words) Free
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.