How to use the "matching game" "concentration game"

September 22, 2009, 10:10 PM posted in General Discussion

Could someone please tell me how to use the "matching game" feature in the vocabulary section. I have written a post requesting help in my account and also sent a email to ChinesePod but no one has yet to answer ????

My question is when I click onto the game I see a grid of "stars". On the back of these stars are words with English, Pinyin and Hanzi characters and I am suppose to (I assume.....) match one with the other. The problems is after you click onto the first square to start the game, there is no way of choosing another square except to "blindly" choose another square. Am I missing something here or is there something wrong with my game on my computer ???? You cannot speak or write the answer so I am at a lost as to how to use this feature because I think it would be a very valuable feature to use.

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September 23, 2009, 03:05 AM


That's the game.  In the beginning you get a lot of "matches" wrong, but as you proceed, you remember where the cards are, and gradually start getting them right until you get them all.  The game tests more than just accuracy; it tests memory of where the cards are.

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September 24, 2009, 11:37 AM


Thanks for clearing things up. But if that's the case I probably won't be using the game because I think there are to many other great things to use on ChinesePod. I love the new writing capabilities and I find myself now almost using ChinesePod exclusively for my learning. It's the only thing that seems to work for me !!! I am also very big on promoting this program because so many of the other programs are so useless and everyone should know about ChinesePod. 

Thanks, Wesley