DuShu - Read & Learn Chinese

DuShu - Read & Learn Chinese Free App

Rated 4.77/5 (146) —  Free Android application by Mobile Language Learning

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About DuShu - Read & Learn Chinese

DuShu is a Chinese Reader that will take any Chinese text (via copy&paste or from a file) and present it to you in a way to make it easier to read, but at the same time help you learn as much as possible while reading.

DuShu adds tone colors, underlines that show which characters are part of a word, and pinyin. However, Pinyin is not simply added to every character, but only where you need it - the app keeps track of the characters you know. Pinyin can be turned on or off for a character simply by tapping it.

You can read sentence by sentence, with a vocabulary list below the text, or Chinese text only with the vocabulary on a separate page. The vocabulary list shows only relevant vocab according to your skill level. Words you already know can be removed from the list, the app also keeps track of your known words and will not show known words in vocab lists again.

A translation is available for each sentence - manual translations for our integrated texts, Google Translations for everything else. If your system language isn't English, you can easily switch between English translations and translations into your system language. (Sentence translations are a premium feature - however, as an introductory trial we offer them for free until the end of 2017).

You can also listen to any text, high quality audio will be created via Google text-to-speech. You'll always be shown only the sentence that is currently being read, plus relevant vocabulary items.

Of course there's an integrated dictionary, which beyond usual dictionary-information also shows the frequency, HSK level and a breakdown into constituent components for characters.

You can save your texts & resume where you left off later, and also get lots of information about your text - like difficulty, how many unique Hanzi (=characters) there are in the text etc.

Everything's highly configurable - which words are be shown in the vocab list, which tone color scheme (or none), pinyin always, never or for unknown characters only, text and pinyin size etc. can all be selected b the user. As it will adapt to your skill level, this Chinese Reader app can be useful for everybody from beginners to advanced learners.

Statistical and grammar-based analysis makes sure the segmentation into words and annotation with tone colors and pinyin is as accurate as possible.

In case you don't know what to read, Du Shu features extensive lists of sample sentences for all HSK-levels.

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Download and install DuShu - Read & Learn Chinese version 1.04.05 on your Android device!
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Android package: com.trescher.dushu, download DuShu - Read & Learn Chinese.apk

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App History & Updates

What's Changed
* Tutorial introduced
* FAQ improved
Bugfixes:
* Errors on Arabic language systems and systems that didn't have East Asian language support installed fixed
* Volume up/down now always adjusts the media volume
* Bug causing crashes when loading texts from clipboard fixed

What are users saying about DuShu - Read & Learn Chinese

P70%
by P####:

This is a solid app, although the UI sorely needs a material design update. More importantly, I suggest adding way to providing feedback in-app - this will help your review process and increase the quality of your sentences. Here is a typo I found from HSK 3: 我还了从图书馆借的书,又借了些新的 gives pinyin hái for 还 when it should be huán.

M70%
by M####:

This is the best app for practicing reading by far. Deserves five stars easily. p.s It now hangs when I try to flip pages. I have tried rebooting, moving to internal memory, forcing stop, erasing data and it won't work. Reinstalling works, but I lose all my progress and the problem comes back after a while. Thanks for this great app anyway. I hope it can be fixed.

B70%
by B####:

Repetition works. Not professionally translated (wife is a professional translator) and sometimes the wrong meaning is spoken for a certain character. Overall good app to learn. Would pay if pro translated.

Q70%
by Q####:

Excellent app! Seeing the Pinyin only where I need it really helps concentrate on reading the characters. And being able to read with sentence translations and vocab lists readily available makes reading so much easier!

G70%
by G####:

Very effective for memorizing HSK vocab, but using English/Japanese names to introduce new Hanzi is a mistake. Only useful words should be used.

S70%
by S####:

Superb. Despite my rather modest knowledge of Chinese characters, this well designed application helps me to read and understand simple sentences. Even better, this helps me to understand and remember new characters and words in context. My sincere thanks to the developer!

L70%
by L####:

Perfect if you are at the point where you just want to practice reading your characters! I hope they don't change the program in any form!

T70%
by T####:

Please tell me how can i make shown the pinyin?I mean I wanna see it all the time.Cause it is uncomfortable every time touch display to make hidden pinyin(it under grey line)seen.I really good remember hieroglyphs,but I have troubles of remembering tones,so please make it seen any time,without touching.Or if this function is in the settings,tell me what should i choose(cause i've tried before but there was no success.)

I70%
by I####:

Very nice app. I like it!

U70%
by U####:

App gave error when opening. Didnt open

V70%
by V####:

I only have 2 Words to describe this App. Inarguably Impressive !

D70%
by D####:

IT SAVES 100S OF HOURS WITH A DICTIONARY.

W70%
by W####:

The best app to learn how to read characters - period.

Z70%
by Z####:

Useful resources and useful app..Awesome creation.Respect developer

A70%
by A####:

要是有多一点解释就更好

R70%
by R####:

Good app for practicing Chinese

J70%
by J####:

This is a very useful tool for learning to read and learning sentence structure.

Y70%
by Y####:

The best chinese learning software so far..

F70%
by F####:

This app is good for mastering learning Chinese

C70%
by C####:

Good but still room for improvement

E70%
by E####:

I feel some of the translation are not complete

N70%
by N####:

Good application for learning chinese

H70%
by H####:

Great app. Thanks

K70%
by K####:

Beat

O70%
by O####:

Very useful

X70%
by X####:

Great app

P70%
by P####:

Good

M70%
by M####:

There is a reason for the 5 star rating. During shu is a must have app for students to learn Chinese characters. It is so good. I am able to improve and speak Mandarin at the same time learning to use the words on very different formats and situations. Thank you Du shu. Wo ai ni.

B70%
by B####:

This is very good app. But I think you should update this app. It's very useful for me. If one word I can't remember their is no option of favorite or starred.

Q70%
by Q####:

Love the idea and implementation, please add traditional character option for us in Taiwan :)

G70%
by G####:

Being able to read smoothly with correct tones and quick access to English meaning is extremely useful for learning and enjoying Chinese. I'd suggest getting wechat reader and copy and pasting text from books in their that suite your personal interests. Doesn't even feel like studying. It's just reading. Excellent app.

S70%
by S####:

Awesome, having learned using flashcards hsk1 and hsk2, I'm still not able to see how the characters are used in conversations and sentences. This app is really awesome and reinforces what I learned. I'm a native Cantonese speaker but can't read write 汉字 nor speak 汉语 (Mandarin). Hopefully I can move up to hsk6 progressively. Would also be great to have an Android TV version. The navigation can easily be adapted to the remote controller, then I can learn on a bigger TV screen. 谢谢

L70%
by L####:

I am really loving this app. I haven't done a lot with downloading new content yet, but just using the tiered levels of sentences has been great. This is awesome.

T70%
by T####:

Extremely good idea, very poorly implemented. Hey devs! If something makes sense to you, that doesn't mean it will magically intuitively make sense to everyone!

I70%
by I####:

really good reading tool if you already got some basic reading skills. simple, working well. i assume that some features like marking key words and sentences will be added later.. I use it daily.

U70%
by U####:

Simple yet covers the most important aspects in understanding mandarin.

V70%
by V####:

It's a good soft for anyone wanna study chinese by oneself. Thanks so much.

D70%
by D####:

Absolutely terrific app

W70%
by W####:

Really useful & effective

Z70%
by Z####:

Excellent


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