We are proud to introduce our second Chinese Flashcards app for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Chinese Flashcards II from ChineseLearnOnline.com continues where our original Chinese Flashcards app left off, by providing you with a list of 1000 common Chinese words and characters to learn from. This is the same list used in level 1 of the HSK test administered worldwide to let people gauge their level of Chinese proficiency. The list used in this program has been sorted into a logical format so that words with similar meanings or from similar topics are arranged together. The list is also structured so that smaller words are taught first, and then put together to form larger words. This makes meanings a lot clearer and makes the whole list much easier to learn.
Usage: Go through the practice mode first to familiarize yourself with the words in the list. Once you are ready, you can start testing yourself in 2 modes.
Character mode: View the word in Chinese characters (simplified or traditional). Decide for yourself how well you know it, then click on Show Answer to reveal the pinyin pronunciation and English meaning.
If you guessed correctly, click on Yes and the word will be considered memorized. If you are not sure of it, click on No to have it shown to you again. If you choose not to study this word, click on Skip to have it removed from your learning list. You can also choose to have the audio for the word played back automatically when the word is revealed.
Want to perfect your pronunciation? Then use the recording tool to record yourself and compare it to that of a native Chinese speaker.
Audio mode: Test your listening skills by listening to the audio of the word only. Decide for yourself what the word you hear means, then click on Show Answer to reveal its Chinese characters, meaning and pronunciation.
When you have finished a session, the application will count how many words you memorized in this session, plus how many words you have memorized overall.
- 1000 words from HSK Level 1 list
- Switch between simplified and traditional on the fly
- Choice of 3 modes of study: Character, Audio and Practice
- Auto playback of audio for each word available
- Record and compare your pronunciation with a native Mandarin Chinese speaker
- Choose number of characters in each session
If you have suggestions on how this app could be improved, please leave a comment below.