Membership includes unlimited access to our growing library of Chinese learning resources, including:

Videos

Animated Characters

Chinese characters come to life in these animated shorts, each one made to stick.

  • More than 100 videos in our growing library.
  • Characters come to life, making them easier to learn, easier to remember.
  • Videos are short so you’ll never be bored.

Concept Maps

A Radical View

Part social network, part history lesson, A Radical View has been viewed, shared, tweeted, liked, and pinned around the world.

  • A colorful map of 194 radicals, grouped into themes to show connections you wouldn’t otherwise see.
  • Full interactivity to view images, descriptions, and pronunciation for 88 common radicals.
  • Plus 14 stories that connect radicals and reveal life in Ancient China.
  • Available as a poster, too!

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  • "A Radical View" presents 194 radicals, grouped into themes like Nature, Ceremonies, Society...

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Visual HSK Level 1

A visual presentation of the HSK Level 1 word list for the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) Chinese language proficiency test.

  • A colorful map of 178 Chinese characters in the HSK1 vocabulary list.
  • Organized by theme (e.g., People, Pronouns, Numbers) to help you understand and remember.
  • Available as a poster, too!

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  • A visual primer on the Level 1 Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) Chinese language proficiency test.

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Visual Chinese

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Visual Chinese

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Lessons

Start Here

This app is for those who’ve asked the question “Where do I start?” The answer: Start Here!

  • Watch short videos to learn 40 popular radicals and how to write them.
  • Then build 26 new characters and words so you can say hello and goodbye, tell time, and more.
  • Test your knowledge with 7 matching games and 40 flash cards.

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Start Here
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Lesson: Clothing

This is for Clothing lesson.

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Lesson: Animals

This is for Animals lesson.

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Stories

Character Counts

A new twist on an old Chinese classic, this is the animated story of Zhang Wen, a concerned dad who hires a tutor to help his teenage son learn characters. Read along (and read aloud) with the narrator to see the real lesson learned.

  • A narrated story to help you improve your reading and pronunciation skills.
  • Pinyin and English translations help your reading comprehension.
  • The eReader is animated, bringing Zhang Wen and his son to life.
  • There’s also a comic strip version of the story, which is available as a poster, too!

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Radical Stories

A collection of stories that are embedded in the “Radical View” topic map.

  • Stories are based on themes introduced in the topic map “A Radical View.”
  • Fourteen stories connect radicals and reveal life in ancient China.

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Games

Play Radical Jeopardy!

Radical Jeopardy is a fun, interactive game that tests (and scores) your knowledge of radicals.

  • This popular game features 54 radicals.
  • Clues are presented as answers—you have to provide the questions.
  • Try for the highest possible score!

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Play “Who Am I?” with the Brady Bunch

“Here’s the story of a lovely lady…” Get to know the Bradys, that ’70s TV family of awkward teenagers, by playing “Who Am I?”

  • Read (and listen to) the clues in Chinese and guess which Brady it is.
  • Learn and practice numbers, measure words, and family members in Chinese.
  • Pinyin and English translations help your reading comprehension.

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  • Play "Who Am I?" with the Brady Bunch!

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Flash Cards

Radical Flash Cards

Learn all 200+ radicals with these fun, interactive flash cards.

  • 200 flash cards, one for each radical, grouped into 21 decks using the themes introduced in the topic map “A Radical View.
  • Cards are arranged so you learn simpler radicals before more complicated ones.
  • Each card features a picture, pinyin, and English on one side, and a description on the other.
  • Listen to each radical’s pronunciation, too.

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