Duolingo Review 中文评论


Would love to hear your thoughts!

Overall I think it is quite good for learning new words, but it should be used as a supplemental tool rather than a main one.

It is still in beta though! Maybe they will introduce more depth?

January 22, 2018


cool thanks

January 22, 2018
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Your Chinese is quite good. Also, good subtitles. Any books in Chinese do you recommend to beginners?

The web version shows it is out of beta. I hope to hear the future plan from the contributors.

January 22, 2018

I used New Practical Chinese Reader for textbooks, which I thought were quite nice.

Barnes and Noble link:

I have also used the HSK 1-6 books, which are also well-made but in my opinion a little too geared towards the HSK test (vocal might get less relevant as you move up in level).

January 23, 2018

The New Practical Readers are definitely a well made series, especially for new learners. There's also always the more old-school 对外汉语本科系列教材 by the same publishers (if you can put up with the low-quality illustrations) or Nankai University's 基础汉语, though for mid-intermediate levels Erya Chinese is one of the best.

I noticed you used "西班牙文" instead of "西班牙语" in your video; are your friends learning written Spanish specifically?

January 23, 2018

Duolingo is definitely not enough to learn Chinese, maybe it's even useless. I didn't have any problems with Norwegian though.

January 23, 2018

As a native Chinese I find it is not so precise in some translation, your expression is right in my opinion.

January 24, 2018
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