Chinese Course Issues
Is anyone else totally irritated with the Chinese course? I'm using it to supplement the Chinese classes that I take at school, and the translations that they accept are so limited, it's ridiculous. I understand that it's only in beta, but they should really start going through it and accept more translations because I've seen some people in the discussions report it from as much as a month ago, and it still isn't accepted. I hope they can see this because I'm really annoyed.
I agree, there are issues with the Chinese course here. Such as putting in emphasis on what sounds the characters make, but not on actual vocabulary, which is kind of needed to actually communicate in any language.
However, I do feel as if it is helping me learn the language; however, I find I have to take my time with it. It seems better than Rosetta Stone. I am hopeful they will improve things.
Native speaker commenting, after alpha testing the course and talking to people on the forums with the same kind of issues (I volunteered to have access to it before most people to report the mistakes floating around), I somehow got the feeling that DL pushed out the Chinese course in a rush. I regularly scour the "Sentences" tab in the Chinese forum to make sure no one is learning incorrect vocab/grammar structures etc. Fluent translations were marked wrong and correct alternatives weren't accepted. It was worse in the placement test than in the lessons themselves (I only tested out to level 7). Folks were saying that the course contributors weren't fluent in Chinese, English or both. A bit frustrating, but we should give it some time, so click on that report button. As always, DL shouldn't be your only mean of acquiring a language.
I like that Chinese Skill and Hello Chinese cover different vocabulary with similar grammar lessons. I found Hello Chinese first, and was so obsessed, I finished the whole thing quite fast. Then I found Chinese Skill, and was not quite as impressed with it, but glad that it covered different vocab. Then I switched over to the Ninchanese universe and now I'm 2,000 vocab and HSK 2-3 after just a few months of study!
welp its kinda like "dis-hate" , you 100% understand it but its just not a real word. one english word can be a tons of chinese word. for example : Eng "red" can be "紅，赤，血色(which means color of blood, used to describe beautiful red)". so basically, Chinese is no1 most difficult language, get a Chinese friend would be alot faster & easier(really, even if you live in south pole)