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Learn Chinese On Your iPhone

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I don’t know about you, but I find Chinese very hard to learn. Maybe I am not too bright, but the language is so different from our good old English that it just makes it tough to master. Of course, it doesn’t help that the Chinese language has one of the most grammatical structures around (next to Arabic). Learning a new language can be a bit boring, especially if you are not making too much progress. That’s why I love MyWords – Chinese.

MyWord Chinese app for the iPhone makes learning fun (not easier, at least not for me). It provides you with the opportunity to learn words gradually, and you can hear the pronunciation to not only master the vocabulary but also the speaking part of the language as well.

There are two things I like about this app. One is the ability to record your pronunciation and compare it with the iPhone’s pronunciation. You can also save them to your Word back, which I found to be very cool. The other is the quizzes. Nothing is more embarrassing than getting all the quiz questions wrong, but at least that motivated me to go back and try to really learn the language. Can I speak Chinese after using this iPhone app? Well. It’s hard to tell as I have played with this for maybe 3 hours so far. Having said that, my problem is not really the language, but I always get nervous in real situations (like when I was in Beijing for the Olympics). Still, MyWords – Chinese can be a life saver if you ever got stuck in a bad situation. Best of all, you get a 50% coupon to buy yet another language package from these guys, so you are getting 2 for the price of 1.5. The price is $9.99, which in my opinion worth it unlike most iPhone applications.


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