Thanks to all the volunteers that give up their free time to make these excellent courses!
I have just reached 10000 exp in Chinese, and I am really enjoying the course! Thanks to Duolingo for providing such an amazing learning tool for free and to the many volunteers that make courses on this site!
I made a group of sets on Tinycards for every Chinese character in the course, Enjoy!
btw in the pinyin to type the 'ü' it is 'u.' since I do not have the 'ü' on my keyboard.
Caveat: I am not taking the Duolingo Chinese course. I have had a multi-year interest in reading Chinese (I will never be able to speak a tonal language). I found a couple of simple and fun texts that show you the evolution from the ancient graphics used to construct characters to the modern, post-Mao characters. I find these are a good way to get started to understand some underlying concepts for how Chinese is written today. There is also a wonderful hyper-linked Chinese word website.
250 Essential Chinese Characters for Everyday Use by Philip Yungkin Lee
What's in a Chinese Character by Tan Huay Peng.
I am sure there are more like these. I found both of these excellent starters.
Start by using the search feature (link at upper left) at http://www.zhongwen.com. You can enter English, Pinyon or Chinese. Note that the results of the search is a bushel of hyper-linked Chinese characters. Click on a character and fall into the rabbit hole. :-)
73 days, haven't missed a day since I downloaded the app cause I'm too scared to lose my streak xD
I cannot agree more with you more Finlay! I am actually looking forward to do duolingo every morning. I love the stories!!! Thank you all volunteers also!
Yes, thank you sooo much Duolingo!!! I recently completed the "old" spanish course, then returned for review about a month go and found the "new" spanish course!! I think it was greatly improved and feel like I am learning so much more. !!!NICE JOB DUO!!!!
yes, the new update was great! thank you to all the volunteers who helped updated the courses!