Pinyin and Characters

Tell Me More uses Simplified Chinese characters throughout. When you encounter an unfamiliar character, you can listen to the sounds or view the pinyin transcription, and then look it up in the Glossary.

You can change to pinyin transcription, or to showing just the characters, in the "options" interface.

options in menu

(click on Options and then the tab showing the clock and number 3).

When you are using the Dialogues, both characters and pinyin are shown, and you can access a translation, so you learn new characters.

When you are using the Pronunciation, the choice is between pinyin or characters. The pinyin includes tone marks, which may be helpful in targeting the pronunciation.

Pinyin option interface


Login screen
Choosing a Lesson
Adjusting difficulty; interfaces for listening and speaking
Pinyin and Characters
NEXT--Pronunciation 1 Choosing words or sentences
Pronunciation 2 Scores
Pronunciation 3 Advice
Dialogues A quick way of mastering vocabulary
Exercises Orange Pennant of Death
Reference Works Glossary and grammar
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Troubleshooting: Turning on speech recognition