Friday, 25 July 2008

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Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Chinese Fonts & the MAC

Using the Chinese language on the Mac OS

Study tools


nciku is a free online Chinese-English and English-Chinese dictionary and language learning web site for Chinese and English, based in Beijing. The excellent dictionary features example sentences, conversations, handwriting-recognition lookup, and more, with an active community of users in the forums.


Free. For OS X 10.3 and above (Java). DimSum is a CEDICT-based instant-lookup text reader. Also has the ability to add romanizations to Chinese plain-text files, RTF files, and HTML pages. Includes an array of miscellaneous tools: an abacus, flashcards, Chinese name generator, GIF creator, and various converters for currency, measures, numbers, romanizations, and encodings.

Hand Counting - Cantonese

lingo - numbers

lingo - colours

Ruby Pinyin practice - family names

漢語教程 第一冊 上 第二課

practice: mang, ma, hen, han yu, nan, tai, ba ba, ma ma, ge ge, di di, mei mei, ta, nan.

Ruby pinyin practice - ni hao

漢語教程 第一冊 上 第一課

practice, yi, wu, ba, da, bu, kou, bai, nu, ma, ni, hao

Hand Counting - Taiwanese

Gestures of Numbers in Taiwanese Way