In order to assist you and your students we provide some wordlists found in some common Chinese
learning methods. You can open them via the File-Open menu. The wordlists will be installed in
the wordlists directory.
- Chinees een Makkie (Chapters 1 + 2)
- Chinese for Today (Chapters 1 + 2)
- Colloquial Chinese (Chapters 1 + 2)
- Contemporary Chinese (Chapters 1 + 2)
- Examples of tone combinations
- Mandarin Sounds (around 28MB) from www.chinese-lessons.com includes more than 1100 single syllable sounds
- qchzhu-list contrasting initials 'q', 'c', 'ch', 'z', and 'zh' (around 1.8MB)
- iau-uai-list contrasting 'iau' and 'uai' (around 1.3MB)
- zsshx-list contrasting initials 'z', 's', 'sh', and 'x' (around 493K)
- hgk-list contrasting initials 'h', g', and 'k' (around 572K) Lists with sound samples derived from Mandarin Sounds (www.chinese-lessons.com) All Mandarin Sounds recordings are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
Currently, on OSX and Linux the wordlists should have the '.sgc' extension for SpeakGoodChinese to recognize them. If your browser renames the extension to '.zip', you should rename the files again to have the extension '.sgc'.
On Windows, you should unpack the word lists (.sgc or .zip) into a map with the name of the wordlist. Then you can install them using either by name or by opening an audio file (e.g., name.wav) or wordlist.txt or wordlist.Table inside the map. Plain text wordlists (e.g., name.txt) or full tables (e.g., name.Table) should be opened as a file.