https://www.duolingo.com/AndriLindbergs

Chinese Duolingo on Memrise

I think, in learning Chinese, that the biggest challenge for a westerner is (1) memorizing the symbols and how to draw them, (2) getting used to and leaning the sounds of Chinese.

I put together a Memrise course to deal with these challenges: https://www.memrise.com/course/1748281/duolingo-chinese/

With each new character, I have included a sound and an animated image that shows how to draw the symbol.

Let me know if this is useful to someone. I have not completed the course so I will be adding a new section as I progress. If anyone is further ahead and wants to contribute let me know below.

November 24, 2017

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/NasuSamaruk0

Great job with the flashcard-creations! Note that you can also do the same at Tinycards, which is the similar version of Memrise. :)

November 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AndriLindbergs

Yes, but I am used to Memrise in that regard. I have played with Tinycards and although are pretty and stylish I haven't figured out the simples things like adding audio etc. It's been awhile, maybe I should give it another look.

November 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NasuSamaruk0

It's alright. As long as you are used to a certain learning style, that is certainly fine.

November 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Starlight-Random

Thanks~ This is useful. It will probably help out bunches with the course.

November 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/WesleyAlcoforado

谢谢你!

December 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AndriLindbergs

不客气

December 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

I have been using this course quite a bit now and it is very helpful. Thanks for putting it together!

December 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ChanningRogers

This is a wonderful post and I strongly hope you continue. This will help a lot of people.

November 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/nao312626

Thanks! Yes, possible with the TinyCards too. Settings, audio.

->https://tinycards.duolingo.com/create

->https://tinycards.duolingo.com/search?query=Chinese

November 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AndriLindbergs

Thanks for the resource. I will look into it :)

November 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jzsuzsi

Very good! Thanks:)

November 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ngh300
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on level 27:

桌 - table 桌子 - table 椅 - chair 椅子 - chair

How can I tell the difference when asked to choose from multilple choice type question? Right now it's just pure guess :(

February 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AndriLindbergs

As far as I know the word 子 has many meanings and one of them is to indicate a thing. It is basically a noun suffix. I'm not qualified to say whether 桌 (table) or 椅 (chair) can be used on their own or whether they need a 子 to make them into thinks, but I know that 子 is a noun suffix.

I found this just now: http://ichinesematters.blogspot.com/2015/01/noun-suffix-zi.html. I hope it helps.

November 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/laseryohanna

i just found this and expect it to make a difference. Today there is audio. Thanks for all your effort! Nice and clear and large. :)

April 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dtovey

Brilliant resource. I think using both makes the duolingo course more usable and beneficial! XieXie Nie

October 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gpa1962

There is something not clear to me. At level 3 in Memrise: 呢 -> it. But 你呢 -> and yours?

November 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AndriLindbergs

I made this Memrise course when the Chinese Duolingo course was in beta. My knowledge of Chinese is still quite limited, but as far as I know 呢 can mean "it" and also be a question word "what". The question regarding "你呢" meaning "and yours?" belongs to a native speaker of Mandarin.

I put this course together in order to aid and speed up my learning on Duolingo, and while it did, I still feel Chinese needs to be taught differently, especially for western learners.

We need to master the Pinyin sounds, the basic strokes and the radicals, before even entering into learning all the characters. I tried to give some justice to this in the course, but it is incomplete. I'm planning to do separate courses on the radicals soon. Sorry for not being able to give you a clear answer.

I hope some native speaker can weigh in.

November 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gpa1962

I want to thank you for this Memrise course that i find very usefull. My comment was intended only as a contribution to make it better.

November 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AndriLindbergs

No, thank you for bringing this to light. I hope this question will be resolved soon as well as all the other questions. I hope it didn't discourage you make use of the course :)

November 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ElBusano

This is absolutely fantastic! Thank you for the hard work you put into this. I would love to be a contributor, but I lack the knowledge of how to add audio to the course, except for my own. I am not a native speaker by the way, but am very particular about pronunciation. Anyway, thank you!

February 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AndriLindbergs

I'm glad you liked the course. It is actually pretty easy to add audio to the Memrise course, but I think it requires you to be added as a contributor. Each word or sentence can also have multiple audios. Enjoy :)

February 6, 2019
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