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anyone have any suggestions on iphone/ipad apps to help in the learning process? am still a relative beginner so would be more basic sentence structure and vocab type exercises. I completely thought a year after release the ipad would be amazing me with interactive textbooks, etc.
Qingwen dictionary on the iphone is one i've found thats easy to use and helpful so far.
Qingwen iTunes link (new window)
I've looked at Trainchinese... if you buy the flashcards it seems to say you only get them for 3/6 months or however long you pay for? Seems a bit expensive to pay for the flashcards only to lose them 3 months later!
@NoraJoyWilson I had WCC Bigram on my iPod and I've just noticed it on Android too:
It has hardly any ratings or downloads so I'm guessing it's new. I always liked it on my iPod so may be a good choice for Android users out there!
I'm similar, but definitely need Pleco in there too!
Added a review! I mentioned adding my own flashcards. Not sure how involved you are with it but if that could happen it would be about perfect!
Nora Joy Wilson and 保罗， thanks for the recommendations. I had heard about the WCC Bigrams before but never took the time to check it out. It's great. I also downloaded the eZiTest for iPhone on LaoXiang's recommendation back in October. It's really incredible and, for some reason, free! Thanks again.
Hi 保罗, I'll be discussing your idea to add your own flashcards with the team this week. I'm always looking for ways to make the app even better! :) Thanks!
Any luck at the meeting?! I also have an Android tablet now and downloaded WCC but was having lots of problems, guessed it wasn't compatible yet?
I spoke with our developers and we decided that the purpose of the app is to familiarize each learner with over 99% of the characters seen in today's written Chinese. The >1% characters that don't appear in our app are numerous and very, very rare.
That being said, at this time we won't be adding the flashcard idea- sorry about that! Is there a specific character that you're looking to add that you think should be in our list?
As for the Android app, it is built for Android phones but should be compatible with the tablet (the graphics will just not match the resolution). If you have time, can you send me the details of these problems so I can work out the kinks? Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks a bundle!
This may be helpful... It introduces lots of learning Chinese apps.
And for flashcards, search "quizlet", and there are a bunch of free APP support quizlet database. And you can download flashcards or edit your own cards. http://quizlet.com/ You can make your flash cards on the website and sync to your phone.
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