A suggestion

September 22, 2009, 07:29 PM posted in General Discussion

I'm sure you hard-working people are fed up with us wanting more features. ChinesePod is awesome, but there's a slight thing that would make it even more so.

Is it possible to enable the possibility of adding entire sentences to your vocab? As it is now, you can add words and sometimes phrases, but there are also lots of complete sentences with every lesson. Sometimes it's great to be able to review entire sentences at a time with flashcards, so you can get a lot of words reviewed at the same time, as well as seeing them in context and getting some grammatic patterns down.

I'm not a programmer, so when I say it doesn't seem like it would be much of a hassle, that doesn't mean much. If it is, just disregard this. But if it's not, it would really help me, and maybe others, to get reading practice and grammar training.

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September 23, 2009, 03:13 AM


I agree with you. I'm the one in charge of prioritizing and planning feature changes, and I would like to make these changes as well.  The upcoming changes to the flashcard/vocab manager section are (1) replacing the Flash flashcard program with an improved java program (which will work on mobile devices), and (2) adding in SRS functionality for smarter review.  After these, we can start looking at how we might work full sentences into the mix.

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September 23, 2009, 07:41 AM


That's great news! Right now I'm using StudyArcade on my iPhone instead of the CPod app, because StudyArcade has SRS. So SRS would be a welcome addition, too!

ChinesePod just keeps getting better, doesn't it?

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September 23, 2009, 08:19 AM


Great idea. Recently I haven't been using the Export feature on cpod, I've been adding words to Pleco manually.

I add a hanzi sentence along with the pronunciation (pinyin). Having sentances on a flashcard gives the word context. If this was included with the cpod flash cards, how useful it would be!