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[iOS] Little Chinese Expert Grade 1-3 (Kid Preschool Learning): Free (Was $2.99) @ Apple App Store


About this app contains preschool from Grade 1 to 6, Common last names. Animation on how to write them, Pronunciations.

More from their description:

Thanks for downloading this little Chinese expert App, the best and easy Chinese learning app on App Store. It allows you to read newspapers, have daily conversation easily by mastering more than 2600 commonly used Chinese words quickly. Modern Chinese words have two main streams: Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. The former is mainly used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macaw, while the latter is mainly used in the Mainland, Singapore, Malaysia and other places.

App Store link: https://apps.apple.com/au/app/memorize-learn-chinese-words/i…

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  • +6

    The former is mainly used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macaw China, while the latter is mainly used in the Mainland, Singapore, Malaysia and other places and future China.


    • +1

      I see what you did

    • -3

      one Chinese peoples hey. very Xi of you.

    • +2

      It's Macao/Macau China bro.

  • Do kids learn Chinese nowadays?

    • Chinese is the new French

    • It was the language taught at my primary school (mandatory), though it was very little in terms of assessment/homework. Looking back it was as much a culture class as it was language.

  • +8

    Modern Chinese words have two main streams:

    Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. The former is mainly used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macaw, while the latter is mainly used in the Mainland, Singapore, Malaysia and other places.

    Uh, what? Simplified is used in mainland China. Must have mixed up former and latter

  • +4

    I find Taiwan uses traditional, and China uses simplified

    • -2

      You mean the real China and CCP occupied territory.

  • +2

    Chinese pronouns are an in-app purchase.

    • i see what you did there.

    • Makes sense. Gotta pay for professional nouns.

  • +2

    Grade 4-6 costs $7.99 to unlock as well as family names?

  • +1

    Ni Hao.

    • -1

      Ni mao ma?

  • Let kids be kids.

  • +3

    Note: Only grade 1-3 are free.

  • +1

    As used by tiger mums everywhere

    • I read this as tight mums..

      • +1

        I think tight mums is a NSFW movie that I haven't seen hundred of times

        • Tight Asian Mums In Your Local Area!

  • +5

    Don't like simplified character's. I teach my kids traditional usually, this app would have been handy as word cue cards, but ughhh I find simplified to be the ugliest form. I understand it's original intent of making it faster to write, but I believe it's purpose is redundant in the age of people doing voice messages and just typing anyways. I feel that they should really go back to traditional, aesthetically it looks a lot better, and meaning wise, a lot of characters is composed of other characters that give it it's meaning, something of which I used as a way to remember some characters when I was learning it on my own. E.g. the character love in simplified really lost it's most important meaning by taking the character heart away from the middle of it.

    • +3

      I feel that they should really go back to traditional

      Not in at least a hundred years. There are more than 1.5 billion people gotten used to the simplified form and even the supreme leader first/government elites first learned to write and read in simplified. There is just no way they will revert back although I also prefer traditional. Every time when I try to read simplified characters I got a headache. No wonder Hong Kongers referred simplified characters as 殘體字. Simplified characters are really just deformed characters.

      The Chinese government even proposed to further simplified the simplified characters a few years after simplified characters were introduced but by that time, the literacy of the population has already greatly improved and that learning to write another set of characters will be troublesome so the plan was ultimately scrapped.

      In 2015, there was a Chinese scholar who brought up the idea that the simplified characters needed to be further simplified so that will aid the Chinese language going global conducively. 77% netizens opposed to the idea 😂

      • -1

        I mean there is no doubt that simplified makes things faster to write. But I think the characters, and traditionally, no pun intended characters do have a form of beauty instilled in it that reflects the culture. Personally I feel that simplified chinese is not only ugly, but it reflects poorly on the historical aspects of the culture. Especially with chinese calligraphy, it looks all so much better looking with traditional characters.

        Also I would argue that a simplified set of characters has really made the race a tad dumber. When I was a kid I was always quite proud of how intelligent they seemed with being able to learn stroke order, amongst so many characters. But now with simplified, meh… But that's just my view.

      • @FrugalNotStingy

        I saw this posted on reddit a while ago, thought it was quite funny.

        Popular slogan which go right into the difference in characters: 親不見,愛無心,產不生,廠空空,麵無麥,運無車,導無道,兒無首,佇無腳,飛單翼,湧無力,有雲無雨,開關無門,鄉里無郎,義成凶。

        Anyways end of my rant.

    • +1

      This term, 忧郁的台湾乌龟, is the simplified form of 憂鬱的臺灣烏龜

    • +2

      People still learn to write Chinese (or any language really) with pen and paper and simplification is a ongoing process linguistically anyway. Even Traditional Chinese characters have changed over the decades and centuries. Simplified Chinese characters were just a more wide-spanning and centralised effort than anything before it in history. The second most is probably Shintaiji characters in Japanese, which are kinda halfway between Traditional and Simplified.

      It's important to note that lots of Simplified / Shintaiji forms are literally based on shorthands that people use in everyday writing - complete anecdote, but my partner whose family is Taiwanese dug up some old notebooks the other week with writing what seemed like Simplified characters mixed into Traditional, but we figured out that it was probably just because those are common ways to shorthand certain characters. For example, Simplified 门 has been a shorthand for 門 since before either simplified forms existed.

      Examples (Traditional, Simplified, Japanese):

      1. All the same - 家 / 家 / 家
      2. Traditional diff - 學 / 学 / 学
      3. Simplified diff - 車 / 车 / 車
      4. Japanese diff - 壹 / 壹 / 壱
      5. All different (gradient of simplification vibes T->J->S) - 覺 / 觉 / 覚
        And my favourite - where everyone just did whatever they wanted - 龍 / 龙 / 竜

      That being said, I definitely have my own preferences for which characters look the best, but the differences in themselves are interesting. I think if I was doing calligraphy or getting a tattoo, I'd stick to mostly Traditional characters. Traditional 龍might be my favourite Chinese character. Though interestingly, a lot of simplified character forms actually came from softer styles of calligraphy - e.g. the joining of the strokes on the left radical of 紙 became official in Simplified 纸.

      Anyway, I hope that was at least interesting, because this is a personal favourite topic of mine.

    • learn more about chinese. you will find origin of simplified chinese characters,

  • Pianyi yidian.
    Hoda, buyao chen

    • -1

      Nuke might be your best friend mate.

    • You can surrender in Chinese too, more likely to happen…

  • +2

    free is misleading if it's freemium

  • After you graduated are you gaurenteed a job in the iPhones manufacture?

  • Is it for those who already know Chinese? The app is completely in Chinese so guess not for anyone else to learn

  • Albo's meeting with the 2nd in charge was just a diversion today
    The real plan was to filter through the comments to find the dissidents 🤣

  • Has IAP? How to unlock?

  • half content goes in app purchase. not a free app.

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