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Can I Really Learn The Chinese Language With My Chinese Coach?

At last, I can study Chinese on my Nintendo DS. I’ve been working on a company where most of our foreign correspondents are Chinese nationals, and most of the time, I feel out of place when they started discussing with each other in their native language. Maybe, with My Chinese Coach, I might be able to understand a little of what they are talking about. Hehe.

My Chinese CoachI’m currently on the first level now. Trying to familiarize myself with common phrases such as Ni Hao, and Ni Hao Ma? The application guides the user on proper pronunciation, taking advantage of the microphone where you can record your voice and compare it with their demo. Aside from tutorials, games are added to better familiarize with the words. A new level will only be unlocked once you gathered enough scores from those games. There’s also writing lessons of the Chinese characters, fully using the touch screen capability of the Nintendo DS.

Since I’m not going anywhere this Halloween, I might spend my day trying to finish all the lessons there. I hope I can really learn the Chinese language using my DS.

Marhgil Macuha

Marhgil Macuha is a Computer Engineering graduate of Batangas State University. He is currently a Senior Solutions Developer at a Canadian IT company.


  1. nagtuturo din ba ito kung pano magsulat ng chinese?

  2. @Selaplana… yup. you’ll use the touch screen. may mga guide rin. kaso, ang hirap. 🙁

  3. ahehe actually talaga mahirap, I had an oppotunity to study Basic Mandarin in Taiwan for 6 months but that is just for the beginner level!! at nde talaga sya ganun kadali!! Pero kaya nyo po yan ahehe at kung magagamit nyo po sya ng madalas in conversations it will be much easier and just watch out for the sentence pattern 😀 More power 🙂

  4. I wish meron nito when I was in college and studying a course in foreign language….too bad, wala. kaya ako na-tres! hahaha

  5. I think this is a nice info. This might be a great help to understand their explanation about the Melamine issue…lol!


  6. Ooops! Sorry for the link, it’s an honest mistake. Hope you won’t get offended.


  7. If you want to learn a language in record time, I suggest you look up tim ferris’ blog. He’s the guy that wrote “The four hour workweek”. He has some really good ways (should still be blogged) about learning new languages quickly.

  8. want to learn chinese also..maybe later

  9. Napolexander Santiago

    I installed the Rosetta Stone Japanese because..well, lets face it, half if not more of those Japanese games will never be released in english. Unfortunately, there’s always something to keep me occupied so I haven’t got the time to try it. I checked my ROM dload site http://www.ds-downloads.com and there’s the “My Japanese coach” version. I too will try and lets see if it did the job.. Thanks for the heads up.

  10. i also learn chinese from the Rosetta Stone. But i think difficult is how to write in chinese 🙁

  11. Marhgil, how long did it take you to complete the first level?

    I’m thinking of learning Mandarin also, but am wondering kasi what’s the best approach.

  12. I’m so excited about this! I’ve always wanted to learn Chinese. I have a DS that I play all the time, so I think I’m going to go out and buy this game! Wish me Luck!!

  13. Very cool. It sounds like something very interesting! I think that I’ll try it out! I’ve always wanted to learn chinese and/or japanese. Now’s my chance! Thanks for the tips!

  14. My friend worked at a publisher and wrote some Chinese courses, I was really impressed by the way he did it, but I still think it’s awfully difficult. I guess I will think about it when I’m 64 …

  15. Hi Marhgil,

    I am a native speaker of chinese language for more than 30 years. I am from Malaysia. I believe i am give you a helping hand. You can write back to me to find out more.

    You are also welcomed to view my blog at http://chinese1to1.blogspot.com

    Happy learning chinese language.

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