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Pinyin Input: Ways to Improve Typing Speed?

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Tan

Hello all,

 

I am trying to improve my Chinese typing skill, mostly doing it more often.  I currently use the official Windows 10  Input Method Editor (IME) to convert my pinyin directly to simplified Chinese.  However, my speed could use a lot of improvement, and it is very awkward due to switching from English --> Simplified --> Traditional.  Does anyone here have any experience with ways to improve typing/texting skills?  Advice on Linux, iOS, Android, etc. is also welcome. 

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提高打字速度怎么做?

 

大家好,

 

有一天我要提高我的打字能力。 我想天天学习。现在我更Windows 10拼音input method editor (IME)打字。 可是觉得不够。我的打字速度不好。而且语言改变太难(awkward)。您们可能帮助吗?

 

 

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Switching between languages is super easy, just windows key + space to cycle between language entry systems

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You're aware of short cuts? For example yyt  brings up 有一天.

 

In any event, you always have to double-check the results when typing pinyin. Mistakes easily slip by. For example, that 更 above.

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Tan

Ah, thank you!  I will give it a try.

 

On a related note, what is the best Chinese word for "typo?"

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啊!谢谢您们来帮助我。  我这个星期要试一下。

 

说到这里,“typo”怎么说?

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Tan

Interesting!  I had heard "我打错了” used to for dialing the wrong number but I guess it also applies to typing as well.  Makes sense!

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(Below) I'm not used to using the phase "曾经用来," so feel free to suggest a revision if this grammar is inaccurate...

 

哦! 非常好!  我听说“我打错了“ 曾经用来打错误的电话号码的时候。很合理吧!

 

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dongchenglong

1、There are some problems with the Chinese sentence.

On 1/20/2020 at 4:28 AM, Tan said:

I am trying to improve my Chinese typing skill, mostly doing it more often. 

我一直在努力提高我的中文打字技巧,大部分时间都在努力做这件事。

 

On 1/20/2020 at 4:28 AM, Tan said:

I currently use the official Windows 10  Input Method Editor (IME) to convert my pinyin directly to simplified Chinese. 

我当前正在使用Win10官方输入法(IME),将我输入的拼音转换成中文简体字。

On 1/20/2020 at 4:28 AM, Tan said:

However, my speed could use a lot of improvement, and it is very awkward due to switching from English --> Simplified --> Traditional. 

然后,我觉得我的打字速度应该还可以提升很多,而且当我从英文切换成简体切换成传统输入法时,使用IME很麻烦。

 

On 1/20/2020 at 4:28 AM, Tan said:

Does anyone here have any experience with ways to improve typing/texting skills?  Advice on Linux, iOS, Android, etc. is also welcome. 

这里有人知道有什么可以提高中文打字技巧的方法吗?适应于Linux,IOS,Android等系统平台的方法也欢迎告诉。

 

2、I'm a Chinese software engineer.The most popular Chinese IME in China is SouGou Input Method, https://pinyin.sogou.com/.It's support Mac,Linux,Mobile.You can simple switch from English ->Simplified, you just need to press the shift key.

 

3、My email is [email protected],you can send email to me if you have any other questions.Welcome to China.

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You used to could be able to write a character by typing "u" and then the radical and other components. For example,《umamama》made 骉 or《uyueri》made 明.  But it doesn't work any more in my Windows 8 MS-IME.  

 

For Android, I recommend TouchPal.  The Western IMEs suck at Chinese, and the Chinese IMEs suck at English.  Touchpal is the only one I've found that's acceptable in both languages.  

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