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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grey236

Is pinyin going to be eventually added when you hover over characters?

I think this would be really helpful.

November 29, 2017

7 Comments


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

I sure hope so, it is a great disadvantage that they have not.


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

We've been talking about this in the course chat, but it's really up to Duolingo to implement. I personally would like to see it, though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FilipFilip17

My comment might be a bit off-topic, but I would just like to personally thank you, crush, for being active in the forums and showing that you care about how the community feels.


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

You can install the Perapera Chinese dictionary plugin to achieve this functionality (check 'hide definitions' to show just pinyin).

I'd not object to pinyin in hover definitions, although I do find the TTS' pronunciation perfectly clear the vast majority of the time. I like the way the DL has sought to minimise pinyin and focus on characters and audio, although it probably wouldn't hurt to have a higher proportion of pinyin-based exercises right the beginning of the course, as new learners won't automatically know pinyin.


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

Support! This is essential.


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

I think as hover-over it would make things very cluttered, but I think it would fit nicely on each phrase page so that when you get a sentence wrong (likely because you don't know the content very well) you can at least know how to say it.


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

I just started learning Chinese and I am sometimes having difficulty in finding the correct pinyin corresponding to the Chinese character. I mean I recognize the Chinese character and even know what it means but then fail to type it back because I cannot seem to find the correct pinyin. It would help a whole lot people like me if the pinyin was added to the tool tips so we can better develop pinyin-character association.

Currently, to solve the problem I am copying and pasting the Chinese character into Google translate which then shows the pinyin that I don't remember. Then, I use the pinyin to type back in Duolingo (I try to type each word instead of word select exercises)

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