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Laohu Chinese

Laohu Chinese

iOS iPhone Education


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Laohu is an iPhone app that makes learning Chinese easier. Features include:

- support for simplified and traditional Chinese
- several test modes and options for building vocabulary
- ability to create and test yourself on custom vocabulary lists
- animations that teach you how to write Chinese characters in the correct stroke order
- native speaker audio pronunciation of each character in the character animations feature
- native speaker audio pronunciation of over 240 words in the Foundation Lessons feature
- custom keyboard for adding tone marks to pinyin text
- 90,000-entry Chinese-English-Chinese main dictionary
- 900-entry Chinese-English-Chinese proverbs dictionary
- YouTube tutorials, on-screen help, and full user guide for getting the most out of the app

Note: The character animations feature is under active development, and characters will continue to be added in FREE updates.

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Video tutorials are available at

The main website for Laohu is

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Laohu's audio content is powered by the Shtooka Project, available on (a project of the Wikimedia Foundation).

Laohu's dictionary content is powered by the CC-CEDICT project.

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- future compatibility updates for iOS 7

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