It’s been a long wait for approval by Mozilla, but we got there in the end. The Chinese and Japanese plugins are finally available for Firefox 41!
Download them now from the links below:
Reading lots of of authentic content is a vital step on your way to fluency in Chinese. Luckily for us, it’s now possible to buy foreign language titles from the Kindle Store, including Chinese, making language acquisition much more convenient than ever before. In today’s post we will give you a short overview of how to go about downloading electronic books (ebooks) in Chinese language from your the Kindle Store.
As I discussed here, an audiobook together with the corresponding transcript is one of the best ways of improving your proficiency in a foreign language.
This is the list of audiobooks in Chinese that we were able to find so far. Most come together with the transcript.
Chinese for Beginners is an introductory book for busy learners starting out with Chinese. I previously enjoyed using its Korean language counterpart by the same publisher (reviewed here). What follows is my review of the Chinese version.
As far as I’m concerned, Assimil is one of the best kept secrets in language learning. They offer materials for a number of Asian languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian and Thai.
I was first introduced to Assimil by Professor Arguelles, who claims to have extensively used their courses to achieve a grounding in a multitude of languages.
This is a great choice for those starting out reading Chinese. The Chinese Breeze Graded Reader Series was recommended by one of our users in response to our best Chinese books post and I have to say that I am really impressed with it so far. It is published by the Peking University Press. I bought a load of these books during a recent trip to China although it is also available on Amazon and other sites. There are 8 levels in total with level 1 covering 300 characters and level 8 apparently going up to 3500!
Continue reading “Two great Chinese readers” »
We are looking for beta testers for our recently released Chrome Chinese extension to find bugs and provide feedback. If you are interested, drop us a mail to info (at) perapera.org.
After an amazing response we have stopped taking new testers for now. Thanks for your support!
Lots of love
The Perapera Team
Thats right, surprise! I have actually been working on this and a pre-release version is now finished and available to download on the Chrome extension site. You can get it here:
You asked for it and now it’s here. After being out for most of the past 6 weeks, finally had some time to sit down and finish the Perapera Chinese 9.0 update. The main update, as expected, is the ability to customize the tone colors. The default ones I put in there were what showed up on my Pleco app, but I know people wanted to use other colors as well, so here it is:
With Perapera Chinese, you use your mouse over any Chinese words on a webpage and it gives you the pronunciation and definition. English, German, & French dictionaries; Pinyin and Zhuyin supported; Simplified or Traditional characters. You can also save and export words for studying later!
The plugin comes with Chinese-English already installed, but you can install additional dictionaries with the following links:
How to use
Will be uploading a video later explaining how to use the plugin.