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Hanzi Warrior is Free for a limited time! Go get it on the App Store: http://dfnt.tv/hanzi/appstore Thanks +Difint ! Follow @HanziWarrior on Twitter http://twitter.com/hanziwarrior for interesting news and revelations.
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Join us today 12/12/12 for the 1 day, 1 month, 1 year, 1 buck anniversary! Hanzi Warrior is on sale on the App Store to celebrate! http://difint.com/hanzi
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It's here! Hanzi Warrior version 1.1. We have a lot of new exciting features. See the previous post for what's new. We cherish your feedback. Join the discussion and tell us what you think.
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Do you like carons or breves on your pinyin?
I will admit before today I had no idea what a caron or breve was. Doing some work on the next version of Hanzi Warrior I had the luxury of finding out. In doing an audit of the internal wordlists ......
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@CleverClogs suggested on the Hanzi Warrior comments page http://dfnt.tv/hanzi/comments that we could allow custom character lists or have a way to quiz against commonly confused characters. What do you think? What are some of the most confusing characters for you?
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Although the modern science may need further study, Chinese Music Therapy has been practiced traditionally since antiquity [1,2]. The five basic tones consist of 宫, 商, 角, 徵, and 徵. These correspond roughly to the notes c, d, e, G and A [3,4]. They also correspond to colors, times of the day, and internal organs. In the video we add this progression using a Scale Tapper pitch constellation and use it to play a simple melody. Scale Tapper is available on the App Store for iPhone and iPad [5].

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ling_Lun
[2] http://www.absolutelyfengshui.com/others/music-therapy-five-elements.php
[3] http://www.silkqin.com/08anal/tunings.htm
[4] http://www.wfu.edu/~moran/Cathay_Cafe/G_tar.html
[5] http://dfnt.tv/st/appstore
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Some argue[1] that nàng (齉) and dá (龘) are the most complicated Chinese characters (or even the elusive dialectical biáng). Others stand by the sixty-four strokes of zhé and zhèng. What's your top favorite complex character?

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_character#Rare_and_complex_characters
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Some people have been wondering what exactly are all the new features in Hanzi Warrior that are creating so much buzz. Hopefully this in-depth post will clear up some of the questions.
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Sneak preview of what's in store in the next update of Hanzi Warrior. This update is dedicated to the fans. We asked, you told us what you wanted. The most requested feature was custom word lists - you got it; English definitions? Thank CC-CEDICT. Arcade mode with Game Center support? Sure go ahead!
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Hanzi Warrior is on sale for half-price through Monday to celebrate the new release of Bopomo Blitz. Perfect your 注音符號 skills in Bopomo Blitz and then put them to the true test in Hanzi Warrior's bopomofo game mode. http://dfnt.tv/bopomofo
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Is "Chinese" a language? Can someone really "Learn Chinese"? Chinese can refer to a language family with the most popular form being Mandarin, followed by Wu, Cantonese, and Min [1]. So most people in the West use this term when they really intend to say Mandarin or one of the other popular forms. There are even various ways to refer to the spoken and written forms themselves [2,3]; Pǔtōnghuà literally means "common speech", while Guānhuà means "speech of officials", further Guóyǔ signifies "national language", and even Huáyǔ is seen. Also Chinese [4] refers to a much broader spectrum than simply a language. Chinese is all at once culture, people, cuisine, music and dance, literature, and art encompassing many other topics. With a rich history that has profoundly influenced the world it also refers to a language family with many dialects [5].

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_language
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandarin_Chinese
[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Chinese
[4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese
[5] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Chinese_dialects
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It's finally here! Read the press release on PRWeb. Hanzi Warrior for iPhone and iPod Touch in App Stores everywhere. What online resources would you like to see? We may do something similar for Hanzi to +Difint's "Kanji Per Hour" on Twitter (@KanaBattle/#kph) if there is sufficient interest. Thanks to everyone that is helping make this possible. Oh yeah and the app store link: http://dfnt.co/hanzi/appstore
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Hanzi Warrior is a language adventure game for learning Bopomofo (Zhùyīn fúhào), Pinyin, Traditional and Simplified Mandarin words and characters.