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New ‘Leveled Phrasebooks’ Covering Many Languages Launched (Beta)

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Hello, Pals!

We’ve got some exciting news for you!

Leveled Phrasebooks

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new type of phrasebook – “Leveled Phrasebook” – available in the following languages:

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin, Simplified)
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Thai
  • Portuguese (coming soon)

The English and Chinese Leveled phrasebooks will be available with translations into: English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, German, Italian, Hindi, Portuguese, and Thai. All other Leveled phrasebooks will be available with English and Chinese translations, with more to follow.

‘Topics’ vs ‘Leveled’ Phrasebooks

Up until now, the Phrasebooks available in Hello Pal have been ‘Topics’ Phrasebooks, where the phrases are categorized by topic and subject matter, such as ‘Work and Study’, ‘Interests’, ‘Responses’.

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The new ‘Leveled’ Phrasebooks contain phrases which are categorized by levels, starting from Level 1 with the most commonly-used phrases, and progressing to higher levels according to the phrase’s frequency of usage or difficulty.

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Leveled Phrasebooks contain 12 phrases per level, and there are 10 levels so far for each language, with many more to come.

Why Leveled Phrasebooks?

1. Structured Course for Self-Study

For those interested in learning the language, learning phrases can now be done in a structured, step-by-step way. Simply start with Level 1, then move on to Level 2, then to 3, and so on without having to figure out what to learn next.

2. Upcoming Game Modes Using Leveled Phrasebooks

Version 2.0 of Hello Pal will introduce a whole new ‘Play’ section:

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This ‘Play’ section will allow you to play language-related games (single-player and multi-player). The first games that will be introduced will rely heavily on the Leveled Phrasebooks, starting with simple ‘self-test’ games for each level. Stay tuned for further announcements on this!

3. More Languages, Faster

We’ve heard feedback from many of you asking for more phrasebook languages. Since creating one Topic Phrasebook takes an enormous amount of time and effort, we decided to not keep you waiting, by offering these Leveled Phrasebooks first as they can be done much more quickly!

Updates on Topics Phrasebooks

We’ve heard feedback from many of you asking for more phrasebook languages. Since creating one Topic Phrasebook takes an enormous amount of time and effort, we decided to not keep you waiting, by offering these Leveled Phrasebooks first as they can be done much more quickly!

We’ve heard feedback from many of you asking for more phrasebook languages. Since creating one Topic Phrasebook takes an enormous amount of time and effort, we decided to not keep you waiting, by offering these Leveled Phrasebooks first as they can be done much more quickly!

Language Phrasebook Available Translations
EN CN, JP, KR, FR, RU, ES
CN EN, JP, KR, FR, RU, ES*
JP EN, CN
KR EN, CN, JP*
FR EN, CN, RU
ES EN, CN, KR**, FR**

* Added recently.
** In the process of adding, available within a week.

That’s all for now! Please open Hello Pal and check out all the new language phrasebooks that are available!

Happy chatting!
Hello Pal Team

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