https://www.duolingo.com/profile/owly121

Mandarin course

Completely satisfied by it, but maybe a character-drawing feature could be built into the phone version? Are there apps that do this already?

November 17, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TimmohB

LingoDeer has character drawing, I think.

November 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BonBonChat

yeah I'd like to know how to write the characters with stroke order...

November 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

I don't expect DL to introduce specially-designed writing exercises, as it has never taught handwriting for any other language. However, most mobile devices have half-decent Chinese handwriting inputs anyway, nowadays, so merely having the option to select manual input on the app (as it is on the web) would allow users to practise writing if they so wished.

I seem to recall that HelloChinese and ChineseSkill do have writing exercises. Quite honestly, however, writing things out on paper is far more effective; no-one writes with one finger, so one will never develop the same muscle memory from writing on a screen.

November 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Procellis

Obviously you would need one of those touch screen pens to do it properly.

Very good advice about the Chinese handwriting input method.

November 18, 2017
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