Reviewer, 2009-12-11 10:42:00
With China emerging as a major world economy, the desire to learn Chinese has cropped up amongst a number of people. So if you are looking to learn the Chinese language for your business needs then there not better application than Chinese Toolbox Free 9.1.2 to start you endeavor. This software will help you learn to read basic Chinese language symbols. This amazing software will help you learn language while you are sitting at your home without putting in much effort and in a very short period of time you can hope to get a basic command of the language.
When we launch the Chinese Toolbox Free 9.1.2 software, a blue color interface opens, on which few options are aesthetically placed. The file menu has very limited options which make the software look easy as well as appealing. This software provides you the export character and import character dictionary which will help you in the learning process. The character review option has different levels which allow you to review characters according to your level of understanding. You can effortlessly view the characters according to the levels as well as by date. The overall navigation of the software is very smooth and it scores high on its overall presentation. The software also comes with a help file which is designed to help you work your way through the application.
The Chinese Toolbox Free 9.1.2 comes with customized features which a novice can also use for learning how to read. After using this software for few days you will learn all basic characters of the Chinese language. The software receives a score of 3 rating point owing to its neat interface and user friendliness. However the tool is not appropriate for intermediate or advanced learners which are likely to limit its audience to just beginners.
Reviewer, 2009-12-02 08:17:00
A fast Chinese reading assistant with customizable, exportable dictionary, automatic look up of definition and pronunciation, search, and a system of smart review utilizing character timestamps. Software for learning Chinese by reading what you want.
Features: Chinese Toolbox FREE helps you learn Chinese while you read online or digitized Chinese texts. The application provides you a choice of the kind of reading you want to do. You learn to read Chinese by reading what you want. Sports, arts, news, space exploration, etc. are a range of choices available. This free version is a fast Windows based application. You copy the type of text you want to read and paste on to the application. The program provides an access to a dictionary but slowly reduces your dependence on the dictionary too. The dictionary is fully customizable and additions to it can be imported. Export of data in the dictionary also us possible.
Automatic look up of definitions and pronunciations is able to show you both pinyin and zhuyin (Mandarin Phonetic Symbols, Bopomofo). Other features include multi-field search, a system of smart character review; character time stamping and setting of “understanding levels” for known characters. The system lets you mark the characters you know already. These are then highlighted in gray to distinguish them from the unknown ones. You can ask for the meaning and pronunciation again if you happen to forget the stuff. It is possible to practice the characters by time and level. When doing it by the date you can choose the ones, you have not used in a longtime to test your retentivity. By level is the practice by level of difficulty.
Overall: This is a nice practice program for learning Chinese which is essentially a difficult task.