Chinese Characters First Steps

Chinese Characters First Steps


This application teaches you the basic rules in writing Chinese characters using the first 20 characters, some basic greetings and numbers introduced in the Open University's Beginners' Chinese module 第 一 步 (L197).

Learning to read and write Chinese characters presents two challenges to both non-native learners as well as Chinese children who first start learning characters:

- the complexity of characters, as an average character consists of about 12 strokes;
- matching characters with their pronunciation, pinyin and the meaning;

Chinese Characters First Steps tackles these two challenges on one screen to help you learn, recognize and remember the most frequently used characters in a systematic, friendly and fun way. Rather than having a textbook, audio device, dictionary and a notebook to write, you get the stroke-by-stroke writing, the native-speaker pronunciation, pinyin, English definition and instructions in one interactive experience.
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About Chinese Characters First Steps
This application teaches you the basic rules in writing Chinese characters using the first 20 characters, some basic greetings and numbers introduced in the Open University's Beginners' Chinese module 第 一 步 (L197).

Learning to read and write Chinese characters presents two challenges to both non-native learners as well as Chinese children who first start learning characters:

- the complexity of characters, as an average character consists of about 12 strokes;
- matching characters with their pronunciation, pinyin and the meaning;

Chinese Characters First Steps tackles these two challenges on one screen to help you learn, recognize and remember the most frequently used characters in a systematic, friendly and fun way. Rather than having a textbook, audio device, dictionary and a notebook to write, you get the stroke-by-stroke writing, the native-speaker pronunciation, pinyin, English definition and instructions in one interactive experience.

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A Google User
Mar 12, 2014
Very good Hope to start course soon
A Google User
Jun 6, 2013
Poor interface Agreed with other commenters about unresponsive strokes. To make it worse, the listening mode did not work at all.
A Google User
Nov 14, 2012
Not touch sensitive Not very touch sensitive. Had to press down very hard. Uninstalling
A Google User
Nov 14, 2012
Not touch sensitive Not very touch sensitive. Had to press down very hard. Uninstalling
A Google User
Jul 20, 2012
Too small This is a brilliant app, but far too small. Please provide more content, even paid. Giving me a link to an Open University course is no use. This is a place for apps, I know where to look for courses.