search cancel – Online Chinese tools

mandarintools.comRunning since 1996, this site is devoted to alleviating the somewhat pain-inflicting experience that can be learning a new language. Browse through the Tools for learning Chinese (dummy-proof Chinese characters flashcards are featured), plus the Tools for using Chinese will come in handy, specially if you are looking for a dictionary and converters; in the Chinese Reference area you will find several interesting stuff, like a calendar or currency converter.


Last but not least in the web-app area, where you can download for free some patches and useful apps for offline work or web-developers. In Their Own Words

“These pages hope to provide tools to assist people in learning and using the beautiful Chinese language. From the novice Chinese language student to the advanced programmer, I hope there is something here for everyone. Rather than being a Chinese language course, it provides tools to people who are already studying and using Chinese”.

Why It Might Be A Killer

Some of the available apps are exclusive to, and indeed seem to be very useful. The fact that they are available for free is of course a good plus.

Some Questions About

The immense amount of competitors dedicated to language-teaching, and to Chinese in particular makes it specially though for this site to survive on no advertising, contributions, sales or patents. How are they going to tackle this issue?

Author : Steve Dixon

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