Chineasy Cards App Reviews

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Great and fun way to learn Mandarin!

I am 13 years old and I am learning mandarin and I love it! Chineasy has to be the most educational and fun way to learn Chinese characters! The illustrations really help you to visualize the meaning and it makes the characters seem more familiar than foreign! It’s incredibly addicting and I always look forward to using it! There were a couple of things I think could be better but overall it is a great app! First off, it switches between traditional and simplified and it’s very confusing to read something in Chinese and to only understand some because it’s either in simplified or traditional. Also I think the quizzes at the end of a level should be harder as I can easily pass through it without trouble but I can’t remember the characters an hour later. And finally there should be a review quiz that you can take when you want and it gives an overview of all the characters you’ve learned and it tells you what levels you need work in. Overall, this app is brilliant and the most fun way to learn Chinese! -Teague Rodriquez

The Main Problem: Greed

NEGATIVES: -WHY THE SUBSCRIPTION? I understand the hard work behind the application (it's beautiful), but I can buy a 349 Chinese vocabulary flashcard set for under $20 on Amazon. I see it a bit greedy in my opinion, counting that you have a two "Chineasy" books (which I have purchased one of them(love it!)). Both of your "Chineasy" books are under $20 on Amazon. So why should I pay a yearly $20 subscription? Summary: I suggest the usage of ads. Making it free generates a larger number of users. The more users, the more ad revenue. -The quizzes in the "Learn" section are totally spoon-feto you. It is ridiculously easy. The quiz choices should at least only include characters,pinyin, and translations from previous lessons ONLY. I swear, I get the a questions for the character for "rain"(雨)and one of the multiple choice answers was "to celebrate the birth of a son" or something. I feel like all these language apps spoon feed you, so you can feel "smart" starting off, and that learning a language is a walk in the park, while in reality, it is not. Also, there is not a "Quiz" function in the Review section which I find disappointing, especially that I would be paying $20 out of pocket a year.

Highly recommend, except they need traditional/simplified modes!

Just started using it, but I love the pictures! Great graphics. It introduces characters in a slightly different order than most beginning Chinese apps, so it makes a good second app to have to further supplement your vocabulary. However, I dislike that they don’t have two modes, one for simplified characters and one for traditional characters. It’s such a great app, but it makes me lose my focus to see both. I really hope they fix this.

Amazing when I use it but...

There should be a reminder 4 using it so u can remember to use it because it is a great app. It’s very helpful especially since I have lived in China for a few years and may go back but I lost most of my Chinese tho i didn’t know much anyways. It is very easy to cheat so I haven’t learned anything yet but the app is fun. The way u can cheat is when u get to the questions you can just go back and look at the answers, also the creators should make an update where they should set a time for studying and then lock when someone gets to the questions so they can’t look back. Thank you for reading my review if its either a person getting the app or the creator if it’s the creator then I would love it if you could look into my ideas thank you, also, if you could add some more words thank you. You should get this game!!!!!!

Great app

Fun app. Makes it easy to learn. I’ll introduce my kids to it someday soon.

Great

Love it

🔥

Great!!

Star difficult words

I would be nice if while reviewing words you could “star” ones you have particular difficulty with. Maybe there could be a little way to only look at the ones you’ve “starred”

Amazing app to learn fast

The most important thing when starting out with a language is to get vocabulary at your arsenal. This does this very well. I would add grammar lessons maybe inside a different app or the same which would be nice.....

Some Suggestions

I find this app very useful as a person who can speak some Chinese but not read or write it, however, I have some suggestions. Maybe have a setting where you can choose whether the initial card is in the simplified or traditional word. I recently found out that the lessons switch between simplified and traditional, which can be confusing. I only found out that the default character was in traditional when I tapped the card and it said what the simplified character was. Some people may only want to learn simplified Chinese only and with the two writing styles mixed together in the lessons, it may become confusing later on. Maybe make a setting to choose to whether the user wants to see the simplified version or the traditional one? Another suggestion is to “favorite” certain words and lessons? As there are so many cards, it may become difficult to review problem words without sorting through all of the other words. Other than that, I think that this is an extremely beneficial app for learning new words in Chinese. If it wasn’t for the simplified/traditional Chinese issue, I would rate this app 5 stars.

A gift to the world 🌎 ❤️

Absolutely genius concept and gorgeous app execution! Had been anticipating Chineasy Cards’ release for many months. For someone like me, who is a strong visual learner, this app really helps to reinforce both simplified and traditional Chinese characters in a fun, artistic, and memorable way — and the etymology and cultural insights are a wonderful bonus to memorization. Conceptually, the app transforms a daunting and intimidating task into something that is very easy, enjoyable, and approachable. In fact, Chineasy Cards, combined with the daily podcast lessons, really makes for an outstanding learning experience with regards to pronunciation of the words learned and gaining a real appreciation for Chinese history and culture. Thank you for giving the world such an amazing gift! If I were to suggest some enhancements, then I would recommend giving the user the ability to scroll/swipe through all of the words learned in the Review section (like one does during the lesson) and increasing the overall text size of the etymology section, as the alternate characters are difficult to read. Also, as other reviewers have suggested, I’d love to see an enhanced quiz section to test us on all the words we’ve learned thus far. Being able to review and/or quiz ourselves by category (i.e. numbers, nature, animals, food, family, etc.) would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!

Very helpful!

This app helped me remember each Chinese character in a fun way. I would recommend this to others for a great learning experience with Chineasy!

A let down?

I was so excited and ready to learn and I got through the first 8 lessons. That was yesterday. Today I tried to go to lesson 9 but it said I had to pay $2 per month or like $20 a year. I was expecting a free app (like Duolingo) but now I’m sad and just want to learn.

As a Chinese

I played 4 levels, the design is awful. If this was given to a smarter person, you don’t really need to learn anything to get the right answer. 1. The choices was wayyyyyyyy too different. 2. the two wrong answers was totally differwnt from the sets you’re learning. 3. the words it teaches are a bad flow. Bad

Would love to review!

a review quiz would make the app worth 5 stars! i would like to mix all the cards i’ve learned together but haven’t seen a function like that yet :(

Chinese is easy!

☝🏿me after using Chineasy 🤓

Chinese is more amazing than I thought

I have developed an all new fascination for Chinese culture. I want to learn everything I can from this app!

No proper presentation of Chinese words and pronunciation

I’m confused how it shows characters and gives us the English definition, but then it tests us on Chinese words without any previous mention of them.

Learning a new language is actually quite fun

I am very happy with how easy you have made this instruction and how fun it actually is to learn. I look forward to using the app and can actually picture myself speaking what I always believed was a very difficult language to learn. Kudos to you!!

Makes learning fun

I have tried many language apps. This one I enjoy very much .

Must download!

This app is awesome! It’s super fun and interactive but very straight to the point. I downloaded it and played to level three then didn’t play for another month. I picked it up and surprisingly remembered a lot. I think pairing it with a tiny journal would be really helpful for me lol. Either way, definitely worth it!

Easier

Not hard to learn and easier than Duolingo and babble.

Thank you!

I am a Chinese American who can speak Mandarin Chinese fluently but I’ve lost the skill to read it almost completely over the years at English school. This app has helped me so much to regain knowledge. I am forever grateful to it.

This is amazing!!

I’ve got to say that I was shocked about how easy it’s been to use this app daily. I’m having so much fun and feel like I’m actually learning!!!

The best

I never pay for a subscription app, but I gladly paid for this. It’s a logical and intuitive approach at learning the language - and not forgetting it

Lol I don’t know what to put here hehehe

It is just a really good app I am leaning fast and easy

Great Program

Great For learning chinese. Thank You

Not a bad start

Would love to see: (1) the “cards” on the Review screen be movable, so you can group them personally based on what you know versus what you get confused on and (2) more phrases mention in the definition of the word to help put context of the single word into likely phrases that you may hear that word/character used in.

Great apps, need a test options

On the menu, can you please add the option for self-test of all the words that we learnt, not just after every chapter. So, like a whole random test of all the words from all the chapters that we passed.

Love the idea, but is false on charterers meaning

The symbol of person are two pieces of wood laying against each other, to support each other, to be able to stand. If you take one piece away, the other will fall. It is a way to explain that one can not be without the other. Fire, are the two pieces lit up. Ad the two additional strokes on person and you have fire. The two pieces of wood on fire. Here in this app it wants to tell you that it is symbolic for a walking person, what can not be more of from the real meaning. That puts meet completely off, as this would lead me to think I leaned the real meaning behind a symbol, what is in reality fascinating as it gives a view on Chinese thoughts, way of living, what is completely different from the Western way of thinking and living. My point is, that you are missing the point of the characters completely if you learn them in this Western way. So I will not use it, add it will distort the truth and it will be hard to reverse that later. Just think someone who learned the symbol person from this app, and now he goes around and claims it is symbolizing a walking person, and would spread this as truth. That would be there complete opposite meaning, that you and your ego after important and that this the first thing you see, not the Chinese eat that explains that we are all one and support each other. You see what I mean with Western way? So if you are looking to learn Chinese and interact with Chinese and fully understands them, this will be doing the opposite, as you will think how it is and can not be more of the truth in many cases.

Best Chinese learning app ever!

This app is amazing because it uses a visual approach with varied memorisation techniques, and it also actually helps you learn WHY the symbols/characters are what they are today. Learning the etymology of a language is so important, and this approach has advanced me miles in my learning like no other learning tool has. Cannot recommend it enough!!

Simple Truth

I’m enjoying this very much.

How does this makes sense?!

So yesterday I installed the app. It was amazing that I went straight forward and bought an annual subscription as it promises 1000+ words. I was sorely disappointed today when I reached level 40 out of 200 and there is NO MORE CONTENT AVAILABLE. That is simply ridiculous. I am honestly thinking about a refund as this is uhm. Unexpected. If this was not the case I would increase the rating to 5 stars without and issue. Edit: Still staying with my 1 star review as they promise a 1000 words and deliver about 200. Your approach to marketing this app is leaving a bad mark on it. If you do have all the levels done, and you are not releasing them so people do not abuse you - you should also consider the feelings of people who support you. Your roadmap is not the only thing that matters.

Traditional or Simplified?

I like some of the aspects of this new app, but question why it does not concentrate on either Traditional or Simplified characters. As a fairly new student to Mandarin I find it confusing to switch between the two. I feel it is important to understand that I am learning one system or the other. There doesn’t appear to be any reason to switch between, maybe they did it because some look better visually. If so, this is a deceiving way to market an app that is geared toward education. I have been looking forward to using the Chineasy ideas in app form for my learning, but this release was quite disappointing and not worth my time or money to learn a mix-n-match of methods. Update: I am not buying the developers response. They do not give a choice of which characters they make you learn, which switches between traditional and simplified. I will agree with the statement about teaching the cultural insights, but the fact remains that they are not giving choices and will end up confusing students when they realize they cannot use the characters interchangeably.

A good way to self-study one’s self into learning Mandarin.

Great app. If you want to learn how to speak and write Chinese-Mandarin, this will help. I wish there is a way to check whether you are pronouncing the character correctly other than repeating it.

Chineasy

Easy Peasy! Love it!

Fantastic but missing key parts

First- this is awesome! Hands down best approach to learning Chinese characters! Second - this needs forced review and targeted help on problem areas. Third- I can’t advance past level 70 and I pay. My guess is it’s time locked to force you to keep paying. Finally- printing capabilities for DIY flash cards would be off the hook, yo!

Half good

Nice app but after 4 hours and 4 attempts could not get a password reset the same garbage emails is coming back with no reset password TNx for the fast response and it worked out fine and works good now on my iPhone and iPad I wish u could add some writing on the app with Apple Pencil TNx again

It’s is easier!

I like the method they use for learning Chinese characters and speaking the words. The reason I gave it four starts is because each section has review questions but not all the words we learned are covered. I feel I’m not retaining these words unless I go back and revisit those words specifically. If I find that the apps has a way to address these words, I will adjust my review.

Better

They finally added a few more levels so I was able to use it for another hour, now I have to keep waiting for more content.

Awesome app

Just within a couple minutes of using the app I’m starting remember the characters. The flash cards with the art and sound is a helpful learning technique to learn this beautiful language.

Excellent

What a great way to learn Chinese characters. Lots of fun and educational.

Easy indeed!

I’m loving it. Clean lines, clear sound, nice colors, layout and amount of words per session are great. All in all, a super cute and educational app. I can’t wait for the kids to try it now. :) Thank you!

Love Chineasy

A great method for learning but I’d love to see more reinforcement/review as you advance on the levels and I’d like the app to say the word out loud after selecting the right word.

Fun learning tool but it can’t teach reading

This app is great for learning individual Chinese symbols but it won’t teach you Chinese grammar. I had to sit through two years of Chinese class in college and another semester in Shanghai China on study abroad in order to build my fluency in Chinese. Where this app succeeds is in allowing you to learn how to identify Chinese characters. If you tap want to Chinese character you can also hear it pronounced. Unfortunately this app can’t really teach you the proper pronunciation of words nor can it teach you grammar because it does not allow you to use the words in Chinese sentences nor does it allow you to follow the placement of symbols in a complete sentence.

Interesting and fun

I’m learning very easily, can’t wait to string together sentences.

Love it

I love this app because I can learn a language I always wanted to learn that my school doesn’t offer, and I’m very happy how easy it is to remember, but can you make it to where the first 10 or 20 levels are free without a membership

Learning Chinese this way is awesome!

Thank you so much for this wonderful way of learning Chinese which I am waiting for so long to realize

Great app!

The mnemonics are absolutely fantastic! I especially appreciate the fact that you teach Traditional Characters. But it really would be great if there is a writing feature added. Maybe first tracing by stroke order, then writing test in a blank space? Mnemonics helps people to remember, but so does muscle memory. Thanks again!

Unable to use the app without creating an account first

Unfortunately I can’t provide a proper review of the app because I wasn’t able to use it. I would happily pay the subscription fee. But I, like many, do not feel like I should have to create a separate account to use an app. I do appreciate that you read all feedback and hope you make some changes. I’ll check into the cards you have. :)

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