China is a mysterious land with a culture of more than 5000 years. More and more people are becoming interested in China, including its language. Learning Chinese is starting to catch on nowadays. It’s said that Chinese is one of the most difficult language in the world. Actually, learning Chinese is not as difficult as it sounds. Let’s learn Chinese with some useful software.Chinese Phonetics–Learn Chinese PinyinThe initial step to learn Chinese is to learn ‘pingyin’, the Chinese phonetic alphabet. This software teaches the Initials and the Finals, and is designed to help none Chinese speaking people learn the pronunciation of Chinese PinYin in a systematic but simple way. It is composed of serial of vivid flash materials that help you learn in easy and joyful way! Learn Chinese–Learn to Use Chinese CharactersThe second is to learn Chinese Character. Learn how to recognize it, how to pronounce it and how to use it. Of course, learn how to memorize it. With Learn Chinese 2006 it has never been so easy to memorize Chinese characters. It has a flexible word-list system with which you can create your own word-lists very easily within its 400-characters selection. The selection of 400 characters represents 70% of the characters you can find in books and newspapers. Double click the word, it will pronounce it. The program also comes with its own dictionary. Active Chinese–Test Your Learning EffectsStudy always comes along with Exam. With the software above, you learn the Chinese character, its pronunciation as well as its meaning. Now with Active Chinese, you can test your learning effect. It will present you with a Character, you are asked to input its PinYin and tone. If right, it will mark a green tick. If wrong, it will mark a red cross. And you can also use it to obtain a statistical valid estimation of your character knowledge. What’s more, it also shows the related words made up of the characters. So you can also learn the words with this software. Chinese Writing Master–Learn to Write Chinese CharactersHave learnt to recognize and pronounce the character, now it’s time to learn how to write. You know, Chinese characters are difficult. They are totally different from western letters. Don’t mention the intimidating stroke orders. Chinese Writing Master is a software which can help you learn to practice the Chinese character stroke orders step by step. It outputs to step by step stroke order pictures and you can save a series of stroke order to pictures. ReadWrite Chinese–Do ExercisesLearning without exercising gets little effects. Readwrite Chinese is a software featured with a lot of exercises, including: Meaning Multiple Choice Exercise, Pinyin Pronunciation Exercise, Pronunciation Tone Exercise, Stroke Order Exercise, and Grid Search Exercise. Learn Mandarin Chinese—Learn to Speak ChineseThe aim of learning Chinese characters and words is to learn how to speak Chinese. This software can teach you to speak Mandarin. Study Chinese with its ten video lessons. It teaches you the most basic and useful words and sentences. With it, you can learn practical everyday language.
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