DuShu is a Chinese Reader that will take anyMandarin Chinese text (via copy&paste or from a file) andpresent it to you in a way to make it easier to read, but at thesame time help you learn as much as possible while reading.
DuShu adds tone colors, underlines that show which characters arepart of a word, and pinyin. However, Pinyin is not simply added toevery character, but only where you need it – the app keeps trackof the characters you know. Pinyin can be turned on or off for acharacter simply by tapping it.
You can read sentence by sentence, with a vocabulary list below thetext, or Chinese text only with the vocabulary on a separate page.The vocabulary list shows only relevant vocab according to yourskill level. Words you already know can be removed from the list,the app also keeps track of your known words and will not showknown words in vocab lists again.
A translation is available for each sentence – manual translationsfor our integrated texts, Google Translations for everything else.If your system language isn’t English, you can easily switchbetween English translations and translations into your systemlanguage. (Sentence translations are a premium feature – however,as an introductory trial we offer them for free until the end ofFebruary 2018).
You can also listen to any text, high quality audio will be createdvia Google text-to-speech. You’ll always be shown only the sentencethat is currently being read, plus relevant vocabulary items.
Of course there’s an integrated dictionary, which beyond usualdictionary-information also shows the frequency, HSK level and abreakdown into constituent components for characters.
You can save your texts & resume where you left off later, andalso get lots of information about your text – like difficulty, howmany unique Hanzi (=characters) there are in the text etc.
Everything’s highly configurable – which words are be shown in thevocab list, which tone color scheme (or none), pinyin always, neveror for unknown characters only, text and pinyin size etc. can allbe selected b the user. As it will adapt to your skill level, thisMandarin Chinese Reader can be useful for everybody from beginnersto advanced learners.
Statistical and grammar-based analysis makes sure the segmentationinto words and annotation with tone colors and pinyin is asaccurate as possible.
Texts in traditonal characters are automatically converted tosimplified characters. Displaying traditional characters iscurrently not supported.
In case you don’t know what to read, Du Shu features extensivelists of sample sentences for all HSK-levels.