maybe make duolingo stories in chinese...
i know that chinese is one of the most spoken languages worldwide, so why doesn't duolingo have a stories option for chinese? any similar opinions?
Yes, Duolingo is lacking stories, and not only in Chinese, but also in Italian and other languages. Nearly every week someone asks for stories in Italian... Only alas, it doesn't help.
I think its because the overall course structure is still kinda in a beta mode. Its gone out of "in beta" status but it has not yet become full fledged course like French or Spanish. But that's just from my observation, I could be wrong.
If you would like to practice reading, improving vocabulary and grammar from short Mandarin based texts, you could give this website a try Du Chinese | Online Mandarin Reading Practice. I've only used the app version for iPhone, but the PC version also looks pretty good.
Very true that Chinese needs stories, but until then, check out www.learningchinesethroughstories.com , or the mobile app Du Chinese. We may not get Duolingo to give us Chinese stories soon, but for now this is the best we can get. Drop a like if you liked this comment! 谢谢!
Not a new request, but one that would be popular. Let's hope with all these updates, eventually stories in Chinese (and other languages) are released.
An app I suggest using is Du Chinese, it has a range from simple everyday life to slang all the way to insane level Chinese, some of the stories need to have a subscription, so I would recommend to check the app every week for a new story.
Yes -- entirely agreed!
From what's posted here I'm sure it will take time to develop anything like what I've seen on the Spanish lessons. But I'm also looking for elementary reading materials in Chinese. Some have mentioned Du Chinese. Anything else? There is also a Read Chinese site, but the stories there seem too advanced for true beginners. If there's interest I can try to start a tentative blog if there's nothing else available, but it may be a few weeks.
Finding free material for learning Chinese or English is really not that difficult. You have whole forums dedicated to these. I would prefer Dulingo to spend its resources for languages where teaching material is actually hard to come by.
Please give some examples of elementary materials (other than Du Chinese mentioned on this thread) -- there are lots of things out there but I have a tough time finding anything like introductory stories in Chinese. Any suggestions welcome.
For application you have "manga mandarin" which are not manga but Chinese comics describing everydays situation. For finding books, type " bilingual Chinese English books " on google. Really not a challenge. I had to learn Thai and now Vietnamese. I assure you that I have a lot more trouble finding resource while being in the countries than for Chinese not being in China. That's, in fact, one of the reasons I started Chinese because finding course and material is really easy. I also stopped using DU for it, simply because the free course like " hello Chinese" or "drop" are more effective than DU.