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Apps and Links for Language B - Beginner

PinyinBrowser

PinyinBrowser™ automatically adds Pinyin readings of Chinese characters to entire web pages, as you surf.

Features:
* AUTOMATIC AND INSTANT PINYIN READINGS added to web pages with Chinese characters
* ALSO SUPPORTS BOPOMOFO / ZHUYIN for users in Taiwan
* ZOOM TEXT OF ENTIRE WEB PAGE FOR EASE OF READING of complex Chinese characters
* SHOW AND HIDE PINYIN WITH ONE TAP to test yourself
* MANDARIN READING LIST provides a library of high-quality Chinese language mobile web pages for practice
* PORTRAIT AND LANDSCAPE modes for ease of reading.

Language experts agree that the best way to learn a new language is to use it in everyday practice. Surfing Chinese web sites provides an excellent environment for immersion, but the difficulty of learning thousands of chinese characters makes reading more difficult than speaking for beginner-level Chinese learners. PinyinBrowser™ enables you to link your study of Chinese characters to your study of Chinese speech.

iGo Chinese vol. 2 – Your First Chinese Friend By IQChinese

iGo Chinese vol. 2continues the story that was started in iGo vol.1. iGo vol.2 also combinesa story, music and the unique IQChinese Type-to-Learn Methodology to bring kids a fun introduction to Chinese.iGo Chinese is designed for K-2 students who have no prior Chinese knowledge and will use Chinese as a second language. iGo vol.2 contains six lessons. These lessons can be combined with the lessons from vol.1 to form a complete story, and the story can be used to perform a play to show the learners’ language progress.iGo uses the unique, IQChinese Type-to-Learn Methodology to help kids learn faster and remember Chinese characters better in an easy, enjoyable and effective way.FeatureLet’s StoryLet’s Story is written using high-frequency Chinese words in a Spiral Learning Format. This means that students will learn 8 to 12 vocabulary words per lesson and these words will continue to reappear in future lessons.Let’s SingStudents learn new vocabulary words through story. Let’s Sing enhances learning by using different and more enjoyable methods than other apps.Let’s QuizLet’s Quiz enhances learning by stimulating multiple senses (Look, Listen and Type) as well as providing immediate feedback on the student’s performance. With the unique IQChinese ‘Type to Learn’ methodology, the connections between structures and the sounds of the words are reinforced. Let’s WriteLet’s Write provides Chinese character writing practice to help students understand the characteristics and formation of Chinese characters.

iGo Chinese vol. 1 – Your First Chinese Friend By IQChinese

iGo! Chinese combine with story, music and the unique IQChinese Type-to-Learn Methodology is kids’ first Chinese friend.iGo Chinese is designed for K-2 students who have no any Chinese knowledge and use Chinese as a foreign language. There are four volumes and six topics in each volume. A complete story connects the lessons in every two volumes, and the story can be used as a drama play at the end of the school year to show the students’ progress of language learning.With the unique IQChinese Type-to-Learn Methodology, we provide the perfect way for students to remember the Chinese character with the easy, enjoyable and effective way.FeatureLet’s StoryLet’s Story is written using high frequency words and the Spiral Learning Format. Students learn 8 to 12 vocabularies in a lesson and get familiar with them by keeping using them in new sentence. Let’s SingStudents learn new vocabulary words through story. Let’s Sing enhances learning by using different and more enjoyable methods than other apps.Let’s QuizLet’s Quiz enhances learning by stimulating multiple senses (Look, Listen and Type) as well as providing immediate feedback on the student’s performance. With the unique IQChinese ‘Type to Learn’ methodology, the connections between structures and the sounds of the words are reinforced. Let’s WriteLet’s Write provides Chinese character writing practice to help students understand the characteristics and formation of Chinese characters.

iGo Chinese vol. 4 – Your Best Chinese Friend By IQChinese

iGo Chinese vol. 4 is a stand-alone volume in the iGo Chinese series and teaches children more vocabulary that they can use in their daily lives. iGo vol.4 also includes 4 words in the writing practice section.As in the first two volumes, volume 4 has 6 lessons thatcombine stories, music and the unique IQChinese Type-to-Learn Methodology to teach kids Chinese.iGo Chinese is designed for K-2 students who have no prior Chinese knowledge and will use Chinese as a second language. iGo uses the unique, IQChinese Type-to-Learn Methodology to help kids learn faster and remember Chinese characters better in an easy, enjoyable and effective way.Features:Let’s StoryLet’s Story is written using high-frequency Chinese words in a Spiral Learning Format. This means that students will learn 8 to 12 vocabulary words per lesson and these words will continue to reappear in future lessons.Let’s SingStudents learn new vocabulary words through story. Let’s Sing enhances learning by using different and more enjoyable methods than other apps.Let’s QuizLet’s Quiz enhances learning by stimulating multiple senses (Look, Listen and Type) as well as providing immediate feedback on the student’s performance. With the unique IQChinese ‘Type to Learn’ methodology, the connections between structures and the sounds of the words are reinforced. Let’s WriteLet’s Write provides Chinese character writing practice to help students understand the characteristics and formation of Chinese characters.

iGo Chinese vol. 3 – Your Best Chinese Friend By IQChinese

iGo Chinese vol. 3 is a stand-alone volume in the iGo Chinese series and teaches children more vocabulary that they can use in their daily lives. iGo vol.3 also includes 4 words in the writing practice section.As in the first two volumes, volume 3 has 6 lessons thatcombine stories, music and the unique IQChinese Type-to-Learn Methodology to teach kids Chinese.iGo Chinese is designed for K-2 students who have no prior Chinese knowledge and will use Chinese as a second language. iGo uses the unique, IQChinese Type-to-Learn Methodology to help kids learn faster and remember Chinese characters better in an easy, enjoyable and effective way.Features:Let’s StoryLet’s Story is written using high-frequency Chinese words in a Spiral Learning Format. This means that students will learn 8 to 12 vocabulary words per lesson and these words will continue to reappear in future lessons.Let’s SingStudents learn new vocabulary words through story. Let’s Sing enhances learning by using different and more enjoyable methods than other apps.Let’s QuizLet’s Quiz enhances learning by stimulating multiple senses (Look, Listen and Type) as well as providing immediate feedback on the student’s performance. With the unique IQChinese ‘Type to Learn’ methodology, the connections between structures and the sounds of the words are reinforced. Let’s WriteLet’s Write provides Chinese character writing practice to help students understand the characteristics and formation of Chinese characters.

Discovering Chinese - Mandarin for Beginners By Better Chinese

No more boring textbooks! Master Mandarin Chinese through this innovative app, which takes a multimedia approach to learning Chinese. Lesson by lesson, the Discovering Chinese iPad application talks, writes, listens, and practices with you. In or out of the classroom, you can learn at your own pace. Presented in a visually appealing framework, you can acquire the basics of Chinese in a cultural context. With a systematic approach that meets rigorous foreign language teaching standards, Discovering Chinese delivers strong results in a fun and interactive learning environment. The original Discovering Chinese print series has been adopted by several departments of education across the United States and has also been well received by international schools worldwide. Try this engaging app and begin learning Chinese today -- LESSON ONE IS FREE!DISCOVERING CHINESE 奇妙中文: VOLUME 1:Lesson 1: Hello! (你好!)Lesson 2: What is your name? (你叫什么名字?)Lesson 3: How old are you? (你多大?)Lesson 4: What is your nationality? (你是哪国人?)Lesson 5: I attend Dahua High School (我上大华高中)Lesson 6: How many people are in your family? (你家有几个人?)Lesson 7: Where do you live? (你住在哪儿?)Lesson 8: What day of the week is it today? (今天是星期几?)Lesson 9: What is inside the classroom? (教室里有什么?)Lesson 10: What do you like to eat? (你喜欢吃什么?)Lesson 11: I am hungry! (我饿了!)Lesson 12: Eating Chinese food (吃中餐)VOLUME 2:Lesson 13: Colors (什么颜色?)Lesson 14: Clothing (穿什么衣服?)Lesson 15: Friends (我的朋友)Lesson 16: Sports (运动)Lesson 17: Pets (可爱的宠物)Lesson 18: What languages can you speak? (你会说什么语言?)Lesson 19: Shopping (买东西)Lesson 20: My day (我的一天)Lesson 21: What are they doing? (他们在做什么?)Lesson 22: Today's weather (今天的天气)Lesson 23: Asking directions (怎么走?)Lesson 24: Trip to China (去中国)

Taoshu LITE By Peach Blossom Media

*** Bestselling Learn Chinese Books now on the iPad *** Packed with interactivity *** Makes it fun and easy to learn Chinese *** From the studio that brought you the bestselling Educational App, Sing With Olive Finally! A fully interactive digital book for the award-winning animated TV series Taoshu the Warrior Boy. Children and parents alike will delight in its fun and intuitive elements whilst enjoying the story and lessons of "Taoshu Flies a Kite". (放风争) Based on the best-selling Taoshu Learn Chinese Books, this interactive app brings Taoshu's adventures to life while helping young readers learn Chinese. Swipe, drag or tap! Each page is packed with so much interactivity young readers will discover many delights at their fingertips. The Chinese characters are highlighted whilst being read, making it easy to follow and learn. To be enjoyed during the day or as bed time reading, this book promises to be an unforgettable experience. Every read creates wonderful memories together for the parent and their child.Features: - Objects react to your touch, often in unexpected ways! - High quality music and voice recording featuring native Chinese speaker. - Extensive and comprehensive word-highlighting for the Read to Me function - Full English translation at the end, just like in the books Visit us at www.littletaoshu.com Browse our books at www.learnchinesebooks.com

Pinyin Trainer by trainchinese By Molatra

Master the sounds of Mandarin Chinese with ease!No matter if you're a beginner or a long-time student of Chinese, its tonal nature can catch you out and even cause some serious embarrassment...Pinyin Trainer will help you master those tones using Pinyin, the standard romanization system for Mandarin Chinese. With almost 2,000 individual audio recordings and a variety of question-and-answer methods, it'll keep you on your toes and improve your Chinese listening skills like nothing else. Plus, it's got a complete guide to reading Chinese with the Pinyin system built right in.Features:- Score by tapping the words that you hear - Train both Chinese tones and Pinyin "initials" sounds, to help you distinguish between commonly-confused words- In tone sketching mode, answer tone questions by drawing Pinyin tones with your fingers!- Almost 2,000 high quality original audio recordings- Free guide to reading Pinyin, with a complete index of one-syllable Chinese sounds

trainchinese: Dictionary & Flash cards By Molatra

Learn Chinese with a unique comprehensive multimedia dictionary and flash card system.trainchinese will teach you Chinese, with a free and complete dictionary, thousands of vocab lists, example sentences, audio recordings, measure words and character animations - and a powerful flash card system featuring handwriting training!★ We're using our very own dictionary and search algorithms. Not only do we prioritise commonly-used words, but examples sentences and measure words (classifiers) provide crucial context to help you decide which Chinese word is the most appropriate translation. Other dictionaries just leave you guessing!★ Partial searches start returning results as soon as you begin typing. If you make a spelling mistake, you'll get suggestions for words you might have meant.★ Get measure words for thousands of nouns. Tap measure words for full details and access to related searches.★ trainchinese is great for students, because our words are organised into more than a thousand word lists covering topics from International Relations to American Football Teams and more. Feel like something's missing? Users often get in touch to ask for lists on the topics they're studying, and we're happy to oblige! You'll also find lists containing HSK-level words (both old and new standards), plus TOCFL lists for students in Taiwan!★ Highlight words with your finger for super-fast access to character animations, related searches and more!★ Whether you're studying the Simplified (mainland China and Singapore) or Traditional (Hong Kong and Taiwan) variants, we've got you covered! Easily switch between them or choose to display both in dictionary results and on flash cards.★ Create flash cards with audio and animation from dictionary entries. Organise them into lists, and share them with friends (or students).★ The Spaced Repetition system ensures you'll memorize those words for good.★ Train however you want: each card is available in four different modes to test different aspects of Chinese study. See Chinese, Pinyin or English and get tested on translation, and even compare your handwriting to a stroke-order animation side-by-side, synchronized!★ Flash cards are saved on your device and synchronized with trainchinese.com, where you can also train with them and find more great content.★ Add study notes to your flash cards - they're saved and backed up at trainchinese.com.Don't forget to check out our other apps (tap our company name in iTunes for more info): - Chinese Writer - My Chinese Library (phrase books) - Pinyin Trainer - Number Trainer - Chinese/Spanish Dictionary

Chinese Number Trainer by trainchinese By Molatra

Learn to use and Chinese numbers and have a little fun doing it (lea en español más abajo)! Translate numbers to and from Chinese, test yourself with the quiz (watch out for that rocket) and present your contacts' details in Chinese. Includes a built-in study guide with plenty of examples.Features:• Sound everywhere: we've used hundreds of audio recordings of a native Chinese speaker to produce natural-sounding numbers.• Learn those characters: every screen features Chinese characters so you can quickly learn to associate them with the right numbers.• Phone numbers: choose someone from your Contacts list (or yourself!) to display their phone numbers in Chinese. Tap one to play it. The number stays there next time you open the app, for convenient reference.• The Quiz: the fuse is lit. How many questions can you answer before the time runs out? Tests listening, Chinese reading and translation abilities.Whether you're studying Chinese or just travelling to China, we think you'll find this tool indispensable.---For our Spanish-speaking users:Va a viajar a la China? Aprenda a usar los numeros chinos jugando y sorprenda a todos con sus habilidades! Incluye una guía completa explicando los números chinos, la posibilidad de hacer leer los números telefónicos de sus contactos en chino y la traducción de números 'normales' al chino.Características:• Guía interactiva con la introducción a los números Chinos, como se generan, como se usan y como suenan.• Audio completo para todos los números. El sonido original fue especialmente grabado en Beijing para que pueda escuchar todos los números de forma totalmente natural.• Aprenda a usar los caracteres de representación de los números y ejercite como leerlos para poder asociarlos a los números correctos .• Elija números de teléfono de su lista de contactos y deje que la aplicación lea los números en voz alta en chino. • Un Juego en contra del tiempo para ejercitar tanto la lectura como la habilidad de reconocer números hablados. Permite comparar su progreso por medio del puntaje de cada ronda. Jugando el juego con números cada vez mas grandes va a asegurarse de leer, traducir y escuchar todo tipo de números.• Traductor de números del Chino al sistema occidental y viceversa, con la pronunciación correcta. Permite traducir todos los números del 0 al 2.000.000.000 !Consideramos que esta aplicación le va a ser de extremada utilidad si piensa ir de viaje o vivir en la China. Por supuesto también es útil para aquellos que están aprendiendo Chino!

Art of Chinese Characters By Taiwan Knowledge Bank Co., Ltd.

Art of Chinese CharactersTaipei International Digital Contact Awards 2012 – Judge AwardLearning Chinese characters has never been so interesting before! This App will help you to use the right way to learn Chinese characters.People often have the impression that Chinese characters are extremely difficult to learn. In fact, if you choose the right way to learn, you will find that Chinese characters are not as difficult as you may have imagined. Chinese characters certainly qualify as one of the most beautiful, fascinating and logical writing systems in the world. This App will definitely lead you to discover the amazing Chinese characters and with great fun. Get it started now!Three parts in Art of Chinese Characters:。Find – find the connection part of Chinese characters from the painting.。Learn – learn the meaning, pronunciation, phrases, stroke order and origin.。Practice – quick review and try to match the Chinese characters to their English meaning.Features:★ 15 unique paintings of Chinese characters★ 89 Chinese characters and 163 phrases★ Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese are available★ Pinyin and English translation★ Animation of Chinese characters origin★ Stroke order demonstration and writing practice★ True human voice pronunciation to each Chinese character and phraseTrailer: http://youtu.be/bWGJS4PTQlI

Pitch Perfect Pinyin

Interactive exercises for Mandarin Pronunciation

Puppet Pals HD By Polished Play, LLC

Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time!Simply pick out your actors and backdrops, drag them on to the stage, and tap record. Your movements and audio will be recorded in real time for playback later. This app is as fun as your own creativity. Act out a story of Pirates on the high seas, fight as scary monsters, or play the part of a Wild West bandit on the loose. You can even combine any characters however you want! Your creations are only limited by your imagination (and voice acting skills in my case). FEATURES - Create an actor from a photo- Use a photo as a backdrop for your storytelling- zoom and rotate your characters using two fingers- flip them around with a double tap- a wide variety of creative characters to download (including famous talk show hosts and politicians)- limitless possibilities of story creations- buy the director's pass and receive ALL current and FUTURE content!

Sock Puppets By Smith Micro Software, Inc.; Consumer Division

Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice.Friends can work together with multiple puppets and create hilarious conversations. While recording, simply tap a puppet and that puppet will lip-synch, tap a different puppet and switch auto lip-synching to it. Switch backgrounds to take your puppets to different places, move the puppets, props and scenery to animate them while recording. Cartoon and photo realistic puppets are included.

Chinese Writer by trainchinese By Molatra

Learn how to write thousands of Chinese characters - it's educational, entertaining and addictive!☆ It's easy to play. ☆Characters fall from the top of the screen - you have to tap them and draw them correctly to score points. Just don't let them reach the bottom, or - kaboom! Let five of them drop and the game is finished! But the learning continues; you can review everything that you saw, complete with stroke order diagrams and testing at your own pace. Characters you made the most mistakes on are highlighted at the top of the list.☆ It's more than a game. ☆✓ trainchinese Chinese Writer can test you on 5,300 Simplified and Traditional Chinese characters, and features stroke-order diagrams, English explanations and high quality audio recordings for every possible pronunciation of each one.✓ The app remembers which characters you've had trouble writing and prioritises them in future games, as well as highlighting them in the character pack browsing screen.✓ Includes an animated introduction to the basic rules for writing Chinese characters.☆ It's suitable for everyone. ☆✓ Characters are divided into packs by difficulty according to the official HSK standard. Hundreds are included in this free download.✓ Create your own packs by searching for characters by Pinyin. You can even mix Pinyin, English and Chinese characters in one search to find as many results as possible, and one tap adds them all to your custom pack.✓ Your kids can play. Your grandmother can too. Now everyone can enjoy the pleasure of learning this beautiful system of writing.✓ Whatever your writing level, you'll improve with trainchinese Chinese Writer. Beginners can start with simpler characters and at a slower pace, while experienced students will blaze their way through those HSK 4 hanzi!☆ It's connected. ☆✓ Create your own character packs and share them with friends by email.✓ Feeling proud of yourself? Share your high score with your friends via Twitter and Facebook.✓ Already a trainchinese user? Download the characters you're learning into trainchinese Chinese Writer for free!☆☆☆☆☆Learn to write Chinese characters with trainchinese Chinese Writer. It's educational, entertaining - and addictive!

Ni Hao, Kai-Lan, Play Pack

Opening the iTunes Store. If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop. Progress Indicator iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection. We are unable to find iTunes on your computer.

中文歌曲 :: Chinese Songs for Children

幼儿园的小朋友,视频,图片,音乐和分数的童谣

Learning Chocolate - Vocabulary Learning Platform

Aims to help students and children to memorize English vocabulary in an easy and efficient way, by using image, pronunciation and game. Free and Fun!

Character Pop

Explode Chinese characters into their building blocks, visualize and remember how they are formed.

Cambridge Chinese Online - Chinese Fun For Everyone

Description... No more than 200 words

Chinese Dictionary: Practice Writing & Character Memorization by Inputting English, Pinyin, Or Chinese!

This is a living Chinese dictionary that lets you contribute your Chinese learning experience to the community. Not only are your search results ranked by frequency of everyday usage so you get accurate results, but it includes Mandarin pronunciation guides with audio, Cantonese pronunciations guides, simplified Chinese characters, traditional Chinese characters, written Chinese stroke animations, Chinese radicals and more.

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Numbers

Numbers

Do you know your numbers? Play and learn the numbers!

My Hobby

In this game, you will learn 1 family member 2 four hobby words 3 four sentence patters of like, dislike, love and both

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Colours

Colours

This activity will help you to familiarise the Colours in Chinese.

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天气

天气

天气 basic words