Du Chinese – Mandarin Reading

Du Chinese – Mandarin Reading

By Sinamon AB

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2015-12-05
  • Current Version: 1.6.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 11.78 MB
  • Developer: Sinamon AB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 5
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From 742 Ratings

Description

Practice your Chinese reading skills with our lessons for students of all levels. Du Chinese is a revolutionary Mandarin reading app that lets you quickly look up the translation of any word or sentence with a simple tap. The lessons include English translations for both words and sentences, and have full human voice recordings which are synchronized with the text. The word translation are context-dependent to give you the word's meaning in the current sentence. Du Chinese contains lessons of difficulties ranging from newbie to master, and new lessons are added frequently. The lessons cover topics like everyday life in China, business, and the latest trends in China. Features * Human voice recordings synchronized with the texts * Context-dependent word translations * Sentence translations * Save and review words using an intuitive flashcard system Du Chinese offers premium content for subscribing users. The following subscription plans are offered: * One month subscription for $11.99 USD (automatically renewed until canceled). * Six month subscription $54.99 USD (automatically renewed until canceled). * Twelve month subscription $89.99 USD (automatically renewed until canceled). - Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase - Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period - Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal - Your subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase - No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period Privacy policy: https://www.duchinese.net/privacy_policy.html Terms of Use: https://www.duchinese.net/tos.html

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  • The best for many levels

    5
    By Carlo von Sonoma
    Whether your focus is on becoming familiar with spoken idiomatic Mandarin, writing Pinyin, mastering Chinese tonality, or recognizing hanzi characters, The Du Chinese app gives you everything you need.
  • One of the best!

    4
    By Cjohnson6
    I have been using apps to learn Chinese for several years and only just found this one. It is one of the best apps I have used. It pulls together functions from several apps I have been using to learn to read chinese. Written content, spoken content, dictionary, vocabulary list. The interface is clean, intuitive and very well thought out. When looking up a word it even has a button to link to Pleco, if you have it, so you can get even more information on the word. If you are learning to read Chinese this is the best app I have found to date. I immediately subscribed to support the work of this developer. Really well done! Update 22 Nov 2018....after using this app for a few days I am finding the content to be very good. Many cover situations that I encounter in real life and therefore I find useful. Articles use simple enough language that I can understand most of it but there are always a few words that I don’t know, so I learn something new. I am trying to improve my listening comprehension so here is how I use it. I chose an article and I listen to the audio first. I try to understand what is said. Next I read the article and save words that are new. Then I listen to the audio a couple more times. I read two articles every day.
  • Great app overall, has a couple issues

    4
    By zfjuurrghyyyji
    I love the layout and feel of this app more than any other language app I've used. It's snappy, responsive, and never throws any errors. With that said, it does have a couple of glaring deficiencies. First; the "read" and "love" buttons are redundant and should be removed. Content that I click on should be automatically added to a list so I don't always have to click a button to be able to get back to it. Additionally, I feel that the srs aspect of the app is a bit primative and underfeatured. I should be able to review words by content, when I open a piece of writing I should be able to review just the words contained in it separate from all others. There should also be a continuous review option. If I have an hour to kill, I want to be able to review cards for the entire. Just keep showing them to me uninterrupted until I'm ready to stop. Finally, I like to take advantage of my drive time. There isn't a way to play the audio in the background. I'd like to be able to listen to a piece on repeat, or else be able to assemble a playlist of audio ive recently been studying. These features would make this app perfect.
  • Great resource for the climb from intermediate to advanced

    5
    By dkappy
    At a certain point in Chinese learning, you really need to just buckle down and learn all these characters. This app is the most natural way to learn. Reading helps in writing, speaking, and listening skills. It’s unavoidable in the end. Suggestions for the app: maybe add like an XP system to give users points/leaderboards for studying their word lists and studying more. Maybe give more stars for word lists (percent correct, etc)
  • Great learning tool

    5
    By Frankncris
    Makes studying Chinese easy and fun. Offers simplified and traditional characters, Pinyin, oral practice, and more. I use it daily and have seen a lot of improvement. Highly recommend it!
  • Great app

    5
    By jaded user
    Very nicely done
  • Video

    4
    By 睿ze
    Plz try to add more fonts and some videos with native speakers to the app , ur app is cool and it can become great 👍👌
  • incredibly helpful

    5
    By Zzbeans
    I have been searching for an app where I can practise reading in Chinese. This app is so beneficial. I love that the words are underlined in different colours according to HSK level. There is also audio for each text. Good job with this DU! Thanks for putting in the time and effort to make this app the best it can be. :D
  • Perfect mix

    5
    By Demsie1
    Finally an app that lets me approach reading with english and pinyin available (but not in my face).
  • Great for intermediate and above

    5
    By Face_of_Lace
    I've been looking for ways to practice my Chinese more naturally than just vocabulary memorization and writing practice. I'm at a level where I don't need direct instruction but more access to the language in use. I LOVE what this app offers, even without a subscription, I'm able to practice listening/reading at a decently high level; get vocabulary building beyond basics I already know; save words for quizzing; and control how much help I get with a lesson (just characters, characters and pinyin, or those plus word/grammar markers) and you can control the speakers speed. I also enjoy the range of topics offered for the different lessons...and 👌on the name - everyone loves some good puns.

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