Where to find 5QChannel’s Android apps?

You can find 5QChannel’s android apps at the 2 places listed as follows. If you are a US reader, please go to Amazon to download our apps. If you are from other countries, please go to Google’s Android Market to download our apps.


1. Amazon

Go to Amazon.com.

Click on Android apps section.

Type 5QChannel in the searching bar to find all our android apps available on Amazon.

Or, click here to go to the url.


2. Android Market (Google)

Go to market.android.com.

Type 5QChannel in the searching bar to find all our android apps available on Google’s Android Market.

Or, click here to go to the url.

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Chinese Nursery Rhymes

Nursery rhymes and songs are perfect materials for younger learners of Chinese. The repetitive and catchy lyrics are easy to memorize, and most of the tunes are also familiar to American and European learners. Here’s one particular app that we recommend:

Read Aloud-Numbers

Language: Simplified and Traditional Chinese
Level: Basic
Platform: iPad
Link: click here

The app contains some of the most well-known Chinese children songs and tongue twisters. If you’d like your kids to learn Chinese in a fun way, children’s songs are beginner’s best choice. Chinese children often sing these songs and do hand gestures at the same time, and it is sometimes interactive. Basically it is like playing a game. To be more specific, this app will help children to learn the numbers 1~10 through singing. Here is a sample video clip: click here.

Bopomofo ㄅㄆㄇㄈ

If you are learning traditional Chinese, you must have heard about Bopomofo, also called Zhuyin. The phonetic system consists of 37  symbols and 5 tone marks which compose all possible pronunciations in Mandarin Chinese. Unlike the pronunciation of those who use Hanyu Pinyin, those who learn Bopomofo are less likely to be interfered by alphabetical first languages.

Does every story contains Bopomofo?

No, Bopomofo is only for the Chinese starter. Not every story contains Bopomofo. The following is our app that will help you to learn and practice Bopomofo.

iPad App: Bopomo ㄅㄆㄇ

Language: Traditional Chinese

Level: Beginner

Platform: iPad

Link: click here

This is a Bopomofo electronic learning book with a total of 37 pages (37 phonetic symbols), and there are 4 vocabulary for each symbol to help learners familiarize different combinations of the symbols. In addition, the symbol hunting game is not only fun to play, but it also trains the recognizing ability of learners.

You may also find the same Bopomofo content on our website, 5QChannel.com, here is the link. Free trial please click here.

How can I find the story contains Bopomofo?

If you are visiting the English menu, there are some stories that include Bopomofo. Please find the Traditional Chinese 5QBook with Bopomo button English menu button 6, it is the Illustrated audiobook with page by page traditional Chinese texts and Bopomo. (click here to view free sample)

Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Festival)

 Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival, is coming soon.

This public holiday celebrated by significant Chinese populations can be traced back to thousands of years ago, when Qu Yuan the loyalist was incriminated and exiled by his king. The tragic story gave rise to many customs that Chinese people do on Dragon Boat Festival. Additionally, in the story of Lady White Snake, we can observe other rituals that seem superstitious on the outside but in fact considerably practical.

Here are some apps you can find in app store. They will help you learn about the origin and traditions of Dragon boat Festival.

1. Animation – Dragon Boat (Duanwu)  Festival

Language: Simplified & Traditional Chinese
Level: Intermediate
Platform: iPad
Link: click here

This app contains 2 animated stories. The first story, Qu Yuan Drowns Himself in the River, is the best-known traditional story, and after reading the story, you will know why the festival commemorates the death of Qu Yuan.  The second story, The Custom of Hanging Mugwort and Calamus, shows the origin of these customs. In geneal, this app will show you the most essential knowledge of Dragon Boat Festival.

2. 海燕出版社:端午节 (Duanwu Festival by Haiyen Publishing Co.)

Language: Simplified & Traditional Chinese
Level: Intermediate
Platform: iPad/iPhone
iPad Link: click here
iPhone Link: click here

The app also contains the story of Qu Yuan, and the stroy is presented in the form of illustrated audio book in an different art style.

3. Animation – The Legend of Lady White Snake

Language: Simplified Chinese
Level: Intermediate
Platform: iPad
Link: click here

The Legend of Lady White Snake is a well-known Chinese legend related to Dragon Boat Festival. The story tells of a young scholar who fell in love with a beautiful woman, unaware that she was actually a white snake spirit that had taken on human form. Over the centuries the story has evolved from a horror story to a romance. The whole animated story is divided into twelve episodes. Since The Legend of Lady White Snake is adapted from a classic literature, the animated story will also help students learn about the historical contexts of the story and the literature.

4. 白蛇傳 (The Legend of Lady White Snake)

Language: Traditional Chinese
Level: Intermediate
Platform: iPad
Link: click here

This is also the animated story of The Legend of the White Snake, but this app contains only traditional Chinese content. In addition to the animations, there are comic, illustrated audio books and the original literature. If you are the traditional Chinese learner, this app will be a better learning source.


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