Du Chinese – Mandarin Reading

Du Chinese – Mandarin Reading

By Peter Askelof

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2015-12-05
  • Current Version: 1.6.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 11.78 MB
  • Developer: Peter Askelof
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 5
From 374 Ratings


Practice your Chinese reading skills with our lessons for students of all levels. Du Chinese is a revolutionary Mandarin reading app that lets you quickly look up the translation of any word or sentence with a simple tap. The lessons include English translations for both words and sentences, and have full human voice recordings which are synchronized with the text. The word translation are context-dependent to give you the word's meaning in the current sentence. Du Chinese contains lessons of difficulties ranging from newbie to master, and new lessons are added frequently. The lessons cover topics like everyday life in China, business, and the latest trends in China. Features * Human voice recordings synchronized with the texts * Context-dependent word translations * Sentence translations * Save and review words using an intuitive flashcard system Du Chinese offers premium content for subscribing users. The following subscription plans are offered: * One month subscription for $11.99 USD (automatically renewed until canceled). * Six month subscription $54.99 USD (automatically renewed until canceled). * Twelve month subscription $89.99 USD (automatically renewed until canceled). - Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase - Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period - Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal - Your subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase - No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period Privacy policy: https://www.duchinese.net/privacy_policy.html Terms of Use: https://www.duchinese.net/tos.html



  • Super Chinese Reading App!!

    By Zard1
    I would HIGHLY recommend this app as a learning app for reading Chinese character texts. Easily access pinyin, definitions, translation of entire sentences. Listen to native speakers read the text to sharpen your reading skills! It would be nice if the radical for each character were indicated somehow.
  • Expand your comprehension

    By ¡Fabulous!
    Learn new vocabulary; practice the one you already know. Study and learn in a contextual way rather than just isolated words.
  • Please allow offline usage

    By Wipa_Blade
    I really like this app, though I wish I could download content for use offline (what else do I have to do on a 14 hour flight to China?)
  • A fantastic graded reader

    By Ceunon
    Comes out with good new material regularly. Provides a generous amount for free, and the instant translations make reading any passage a smooth experience. One of the best Chinese learning apps I’ve used.
  • App is very user friendly

    By User1231
    Well designed app with intuitive controls. Quantity of articles for each level is a bit sparse though. Also the highest level (I think advanced?) is not as complex as it could be based on other app content. Also, wish there were more current events related content.
  • Good app but some issues. Please hear me out

    By Theprocode10
    This app is great, but it should 1. Be updates for the iPhone X! And the prices. I understand the app needs to make money. But do you guys know how many free websites offer your service unlimited for free? With just a couple of searches I can get anything for free. Or buy a huge 500 page book for $2.. please figure out some other way to charge users rather than making us pay your crazy prices. $12 / month is just a bit high. And at least give us the option to pay 1 fee per story.
  • Best Chinese learning app

    By 8QoQoQoQo8
    Excellent mix of entertainment, pragmatism and UX ease.
  • Brilliant interface: you get what you pay for.

    By a503
    Brilliant near perfect realization of a language learning interface. Design is simple and clean, with an excellent interface for listening to and reading along with the chinese, and simple fingertip access to audio and translation at all times. use recommendations: The first step in using a story as a learning tool is to memorize it. The fixed structure of a memorized story is a memory palace of applied linguistic information. It is ok to to do this by rote to begin with, like learning a song or piece of music. Repeat repeat repeat... Pay close attention to rhythmic phrasing. Just as in music, the rhythmic phrase, not individual words and characters, is the best conveyor of meaning in a language. Playing a passage at a higher speed can help identify the rhythmic phrasing. Turn off the pinyin as soon as possible. Once you have a story memorized, the phonetic and meaning components to the chinese characters will begin to pop. For understanding characters, I also like to use the Pleco app, with its excellent and brilliant etymological Outlier dictionary add-ons, which logically unlock each character’s structure into its meaning and phonetic components, greatly aiding in character comprehension. Go ahead and skip ahead: the more complex stories are very accessible, and provide more linguistic structural context than the simple stuff. However, the memorization rule still holds... Development recommendations : A direct link from any character to its Outlier dictionary information would be perfect. More real stories. Children learn quickly by being captivated by magical and inventive tales. Adults do too. Final thoughts: Requires a subscription ($90 a year, or $12 for a month), but has free stories that you can take out for a test drive (and memorize) to experience the relief of this excellent user interface. Don’t hesitate: if you are at all interested in learning chinese, it is well worth paying for this excellent learning resource. Memorization: repeat, repeat, repeat... All children intuitively understand this, it is we adults who tend to discard this very simple rule....
  • Very fun and applicable

    By Yurpdg
    As a long time Chinese learner that has looked into many ways to improve my Chinese, this is one of my favorite tools. The stories are interesting to read and very informative on relevant and compelling current events and traditional and cultural topics. Also, they have connected stories that are also entertaining and I really appreciate the creativity. The Ben and lili saga right now is so great. The app also color codes level of difficulty of words according to the HSK which is very helpful, and you can save words as quasi flash cards to practice with. Love this app so much.
  • Expensive but good

    By Zone asghhjk
    The program is great for maintaining one’s reading ability and learning new words, but the annual subscription of $80+ is a lot.