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PickPix Chinese
Rated: All Ages
4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

Price: $3.99
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Product details

  • ASIN: B008J8KL40
  • Original Release Date: July 10, 2012
  • Latest Developer Update: February 15, 2013
  • Rated: All Ages
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,960 Paid in Apps & Games (See Top 100 Paid in Apps & Games)
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Latest updates

What's new in version 1.3
  • Bug fixes.

Product features

  • Fun pick-the-picture game for learning vocabulary
  • Both Mandarin and Cantonese pronunciations by native speakers
  • Emphasis on everyday objects
  • Beautiful, professional pictures (not stock) to engage the child's interest.
  • Both Traditional and Simplified characters

Product description

Dear Parents,

Like you, we want our daughter to learn another language at a young age. We know that children can pick up languages much more easily than adults. So we wrote this app for our daughter Esther (that's her in the icon).

Compared to other apps that focus on teaching little ones Chinese, we think the following features distinguish PickPix Chinese:

+ We have a picture card mode where the child can look at cards and listen to new words, as well as a fun game mode where the child can apply her new vocabulary.

+ We don't use pinyin. To use pinyin effectively, the child must learn a whole new way of reading and fight against the tendency to apply English phonetics to the letters. This can get in the way of acquiring proper pronunciation. We learn languages best through the ear, not the eye.

+ We cover both Mandarin and Cantonese with pronunciation by native speakers. These are likely the most popular dialects.

+ We emphasize everyday words as well as words specific to Chinese culture, and where possible, we try to use colloquial (rather than literary) terms.

+ We use beautiful, professional pictures (not stock) to engage the child's interest.

+ We plan to update the app constantly as our daughter learns more words. The app will grow as she grows.

+ To accommodate children of different skill levels, you can change the settings as to whether English explanations are given.

+ For older children interested in the beauty of the written Chinese language, we provide both traditional and simplified characters.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our app, please email us at ken[at]

Thank you for your interest in our app! And please check out our other apps for young children, including PickPix Tot, designed to teach everyday English words to toddlers, and PickPix ABC, designed to supplement PickPix Tot and introduce the alphabet to toddlers and preschoolers as a first step toward phonics learning.

Ken and Lisa

Technical details

Size: 9.2MB
Version: 1.3
Developed By: Crimson Hammer
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
    Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
    Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

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