Chinese Flashcards II for iPod Touch and iPhone

We are proud to introduce our second Chinese Flashcards app for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Chinese Flashcard Words

Chinese Flashcards II from continues where our original Chinese Flashcards app left off, by providing you with a list of 1000 common Chinese words and characters to learn from. This is the same list used in level 1 of the HSK test administered worldwide to let people gauge their level of Chinese proficiency. The list used in this program has been sorted into a logical format so that words with similar meanings or from similar topics are arranged together. The list is also structured so that smaller words are taught first, and then put together to form larger words. This makes meanings a lot clearer and makes the whole list much easier to learn.

Usage: Go through the practice mode first to familiarize yourself with the words in the list. Once you are ready, you can start testing yourself in 2 modes.

Character mode: View the word in Chinese characters (simplified or traditional). Decide for yourself how well you know it, then click on Show Answer to reveal the pinyin pronunciation and English meaning.

If you guessed correctly, click on Yes and the word will be considered memorized. If you are not sure of it, click on No to have it shown to you again. If you choose not to study this word, click on Skip to have it removed from your learning list. You can also choose to have the audio for the word played back automatically when the word is revealed.

Want to perfect your pronunciation? Then use the recording tool to record yourself and compare it to that of a native Chinese speaker.

Audio mode: Test your listening skills by listening to the audio of the word only. Decide for yourself what the word you hear means, then click on Show Answer to reveal its Chinese characters, meaning and pronunciation.

When you have finished a session, the application will count how many words you memorized in this session, plus how many words you have memorized overall.

– 1000 words from HSK Level 1 list
– Switch between simplified and traditional on the fly
– Choice of 3 modes of study: Character, Audio and Practice
– Auto playback of audio for each word available
– Record and compare your pronunciation with a native Mandarin Chinese speaker
– Choose number of characters in each session

If you have suggestions on how this app could be improved, please leave a comment below.

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14 Responses to “Chinese Flashcards II for iPod Touch and iPhone”

  1. Oscar Lindberg

    I really like the audio test feature of this app.

    I’m having some problems with the app though.

    On the “Session complete” screen, the “Words memorized”, “This session” will only show 0. It did work at first, but now I’m stuck at an “overall” at 17. It does not matter if I answer “yes” to the “Did you answer correctly” questions.

    Is this a known bug? What can I do to get out of this state?

  2. Sorry about the delay in responding to your comments:

    Jinny: Hold down the record button. Wait till you see a line moving across the screen, indicating recording in progress. Let go when you are finished. You will then be able to play the native speaker and yourself, and then compare the two sounds. Note: Your recording is NOT saved and will be deleted once you exit the recording studio panel.

    Oscar: I have not been able to duplicate this problem. Can you try deleting the app and then reinstalling it again? Let me know if you still have this problem.

    Andy: We have flashcard programs on our website that follow the CLO course. You can see them here:

    The version for the iPhone / iPod Touch was designed as a standalone product.

    Eli: Thanks – you can skip ahead in practice mode from the settings menu. I didn’t allow this in the regular mode, since one of the features of the app is to count how many words you know. If I allowed skipping ahead, then the word count wouldn’t be an accurate representation.

  3. Hi Keith,

    Sorry for the delay in responding. You can delete the app and reinstall it again. Apple won’t charge you, as long as you’re using the same iTunes account as before.

    Let me know if the problem still continues.

  4. I am having a lot of problems with this app. It keeps crashing. I had gotten through almost 750 Flashcards when it started doing this. I had to delete the app and start over. I’ve now had to do this three times. What is going on?

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