"I am thrilled with the program. It is a new and powerful tool
in my study of Chinese."
"My compliments to you for offering a product of such high quality
and relevence for Americans now and in the foreseeable future."
—David Stanley, M.D.
While there are no shortcuts to memorizing Chinese characters, Clavis Flashcards for Palm / Blackberry can make an otherwise tedious process more efficient and enjoyable. Combining the powerful dictionary features of the popular Clavis Sinica software with the portable convenience of handheld devices, this new software helps you learn new vocabulary anytime, anyplace, whether at home, at work, or on the go.
Chinese Flashcards for Palm/Blackberry is based on the popular Clavis Sinica flashcards tool. Both versions include three built-in flashcard decks: Class I characters (the 300 most commonly used characters in Chinese), Class II characters (the next most commonly used 500), and Xinhua radicals (the 189 simplified radicals). For each card, you are shown a character and asked to select the correct pinyin and English definition from a list of options. Answer correctly and you are shown the next card; answer incorrectly and the correct answer is displayed.
The character cards in each deck are arranged in stroke-count order, so you can focus on mastering simpler characters with fewer strokes before moving on to more complex characters. At the end of each test, you can create a new custom flashcard set based on characters you missed, so you can come back to these in a later session. Finally, each character card requires only two stylus touches on the screen, so you can work through them quickly and efficiently.
Now you can review your own vocabulary lists, including multi-character compound words, on your Palm device. The Pro version includes all the features of the Basic version, but also allows you to download custom vocabulary lists directly from your PC to your Palm device using a USB cable. Vocabulary lists can be created automatically with the Clavis Sinica desktop software, the free Vocabulary Extractor tool on our website, or using any Chinese word processing program. (A memory expansion card is required to use the file download features.)