New iOS App Chinese Flash Combines Vocab Study, Tone Practice

Tokyo, Japan – Chinese Flash, a new tool for studying Chinese vocabulary, launched January 9th on the Apple App Store. The tool combines the concept of a spaced-repetition (SRS) flash card system along with native pronunciation of each pinyin tone.

Preloaded with over 150 study sets, the app lets users focus on relevant vocabulary, such as word lists for the HSK and TOFCL (Taiwan-based) tests. Users can also create their own study sets out of the 100,000+ word built-in Chinese-English dictionary, which is convenient for quickly adding new words learned “in the wild” to a study list.

Chinese Flash also offers each tone pronounced by a native speaker from the popular Chinese learning site Lingomi.

“Lingomi’s philosophy is a balanced approach to Chinese learning; vocabulary, characters, and tones – we couldn’t agree more, and are proud to offer their great audio content as part of our product on the iOS platform,” said Mark Makdad, a director at Long Weekend, makers of Chinese Flash.

Run by 3 Western expatriates in Asia, Long Weekend also has released Japanese Flash, a top-rated Japanese language study tool for the iOS platform.

“Studying ideograph-based languages, namely Chinese and Japanese, requires a slightly different approach; we try to help native English speakers bridge the gap in learning these languages,” Makdad said.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 21.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Chinese Flash 1.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

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Founded during a five-day holiday in Tokyo, Long Weekend is a location independent developer of mobile software focusing on education and early learning. Long Weekend is dedicated to crafting unique and memorable software experiences on all sorts of mobile devices. Copyright (C) 2012 Long Weekend. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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