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Tofu Learn for learning Hanzi

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agewisdom

True. But here's hoping that they don't disappear. Maybe a PAY ONCE model would work like PLECO.

 

BTW - I sent you a PM. If you are ok, maybe you can email me your contact. Apparently I can only send one PM a day here. Pretty strict... :(

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Just now, agewisdom said:

Apparently I can only send one PM a day here.

 

I think once you have more than 10 posts, this will go away.

 

 

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agewisdom

Huh... I see. Cheers in meeting the quota... Hopefully. Gulp.

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agewisdom

Just wanted to say that after using it for these past few months, that Tofu learn is pretty fantastic. No fuss, no frills.

 

There are a couple of tricks of the trade for new users:

1. When learning new characters that are difficult, you can INTENTIONALLY not complete the last stroke and click I don't know. That way, your progression bar won't progress, so that particular character won't go into the review bank but will remain at the learning stage. You can prolong this until you really are confident that you know how to write the character well. Most of the time, the SRS is particularly great, so even if you get it wrong, that new character you are having problems with don't crop up sufficiently enough.

 

2. You need to be particularly careful with the "LEARNED" button at the bottom in the middle. Once you click on this, there is no way to reset it and it goes directly to the review bank.

 

There are some small errors here and there but it seems the reporting button is greyed out, so I can't send appropriate feedback. But it's very rare.

 

All-in-all, I'm loving TOFU learn. Anyone seriously interested in learning to write or recognise characters should be using it, IMHO.

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Moshen

Hi there, a question about Tofu Learn...

In the Pinyin course (or whatever you call it), I don't see a way to input tones when you're asked to put in the Latin letters for a character. If I simply type, then the program seems to count my response as incorrect because I indicated the wrong tone or no tone.

Can some other user or the developers please explain this? I'm using the program on my cellphone and didn't see any Help notes.

Other than this, I really like the program for reviewing what I've learned elsewhere.

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agewisdom
2 hours ago, Moshen said:

In the Pinyin course (or whatever you call it), I don't see a way to input tones when you're asked to put in the Latin letters for a character. If I simply type, then the program seems to count my response as incorrect because I indicated the wrong tone or no tone.

 

The pinyin tones section (AUDIO REVIEW) is the Achilles heel of this great program.

 

1. You DON'T input the pinyin. You're supposed to input the english meaning. E.g. you type the correct response like RED for the character ,it will mark it as correct.

 

2. The problem is that you must type in the exact phrase. So, characters such as 在,even if you're a little off, it counts it as incorrect. So in this example, if the phrase is recognized as "to be at" and you type as "AT", it'll be marked as incorrect.

 

3. For me, when I',m asked to input manually the pinyin, I just click on the TWO ARROWS ICON, that looks like a circle and do my own self evaluation. I don't bother typing in the pinyin. That's because sometimes, you have to type in the exact phrase which is inconvenient especially for words like .

 

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Shelley

Often the tone in Pinyin is indicated by the relevant number so for example hao3.

 

I haven't used the tone section of Tofu Learn, but maybe this is what is required.

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agewisdom
1 hour ago, Shelley said:

I haven't used the tone section of Tofu Learn, but maybe this is what is required.

 

I believe it's used to type in the meaning in English, not the tones.

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