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Chinese Game Review: Akinator

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Wei-Ming 魏明

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Akinator is a browser-based guessing game. It asks you to think of any person and then asks you questions until it can make a guess. It's available in Simplified Mandarin only, but MandarinSpot does a good job adding pinyin and annotations, so you can still get the Traditional Characters easily if you want. The vocabulary is pretty simple and repetitive, so it's great for beginners who want easy reading practice. So far I haven't been able to stump it with any famous people from China, Taiwan or The US.


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Gosh! It guessed my non-Chinese character - took some time but it did. Amazing.

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19 questions to get to Marilyn Monroe. Some of the questions made me wonder what it's been trained on: "你描述的对象是色情片演员吗"

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