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Hey there Skritizens

We have lots of updates to share this month.

Let's start things off by promoting a new vocabulary challenge by Hacking Chinese to kickstart your learning. Sign up for the challenge here, set yourself a daily goal, and then start using Skritter to get closer to achieving your goal. The top users at the end of the month will be eligible for 6-months of Skritter, so check out the full video and instructions here.

There is also a big app update inbound - 3.5.0. First off, there is a new setting that enables stylus support for pressure-sensitive devices to make your hand-writing that much more realistic. We recommend you give it a try and let us know how you find it.

The next big thing is a brand new in-app video course...

In-app videos have been around for a while, but this update takes them to a new level! For the first time ever, Skritter is now offering a 25-episode video course right inside the mobile app. Study along with Iona 老师 and learn 25 amazing animal idioms. Each episode breaks down the contained characters, gives common examples of the idiom, as well as some amazing art. 
 

This is only the beginning of what will be offered inside the app in the future, and we can't wait to bring out more structured content soon!

Continue reading to see some of the highlights from last month.

Happy studying.
 

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🏆 Last Month's Study Stats

Wow, improvements to all the main metrics last month. Well done you studious bunch - Oh, and Gary, it's time you put in some more practice...

4.1% of you studied daily for the month of September. That's pretty 认真.

  🎥 Animal Idiom Course Trailer...Coming Soon

Check out the upcoming animal idiom course available in the next app update. Keep an eye on the featured decks tab for when this course is available.

  ✍️ Pressure-sensitive stylus support

We recommend turning on "Rawest Squigs" along with the stylus mode for the closest thing to practicing cursive writing. Tap on the quick settings menu during an activity to quickly try the new modes.

  🎥 Recent Videos

👨‍🎤 Featured Blog - Learning Japanese through Music

Part 10: GO!GO!7188 浮舟 (Ukifune). This series of posts covers Japanese songs, along with their lyrics, and translations so you can make sure you learn every word. Read more...

🚀 Best of Social Media

🔢 #ChengyuTuesdsay

#Chengyutuesday is BACK, and we've got another 25 idioms, hand-drawn (with an iPad) by Skritter's resident designer @ionatian123.⁠ In this series, we're tackling the broad category of "culture idioms". These will encompass various situations, from Chinese weddings to holidays and everyday life.⁠
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