One of my new year’s resolutions was to learn Mandarin, and this helpful pen could prove extremely useful. The intelligent pen contains 1217 common words and phrases, and you can use it to scan Mandarin text and then it will pronounce the words correctly.
The Mandarin phonetic system is extremely complex, so this could be an invaluable study aid, as it will allow you to make sure you get the correct pronunciation. It has a built in speaker, and you can also plug in headphones through the 3.5mm jack. The pen comes with an illustrated dictionary, which works as a study aid, and used in conjunction with the pen, should give you a clear idea of many common Mandarin words.
It’s powered by 3 AAA batteries, and can also double as an MP3 player for when you get tired of learning, as it has a 2GB capacity.
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