Learn Chinese From Movies
Chinese-Pinyin-English subtitles and digital learning materials for your favorite Mandarin-audio movies.
Learn Mandarin Chinese the most Natural Way Possible – Through Movies
LCFM features unique subtitles and accompanying digital learning materials for 15 classic movies – including professionally-dubbed Mandarin-audio children’s movies and native Mandarin Chinese movies.*
LCFM is compatible with all devices and computers.
(*These are movies that you have purchased or obtained on your own – we can help you find them. LCFM is a basically an external layer that can be applied to your desired movie.)
LCFM with DVDs
Buy one of the listed LCFM movies, pop it in your computer, play it with the provided media player, drag in the LCFM subtitles are you’re done.
LCFM with Downloaded or Ripped Movies, for ALL Your Devices
Retina support and responsive design will guarantee LCFM displays as crisp as possible on the latest devices. Both Traditional and Simplified Chinese characters are available for all LCFM materials on all devices.
Rip a DVD and save it to your device or play a movie you have downloaded from the internet .
LCFM works with all video file types and can be played on all your devices.
Over 1500 Flashcards PER Movie – Enough to Read a Chinese Newspaper
For each of the 15 movies, learn the most commonly used Chinese characters – enough to read a Chinese Newspaper. (1500 flashcards ~ 2500+ Chinese characters)
Shown in given movie’s chronological order, review LCFM Flashcards on-the-go on any device.
Glossaries for Each Word Shown in the Movie, in Chronological Order
Quickly review all words on your computer or on on-the-go with LCFM Glossaries. Each movie is accompanied by its own glossary with words appearing in same order as they did in the movie, making it incredibly easy to review vocab.
LCFM Movie Dialogues
Review all words and characters in context with LCFM On-the-Go Subtitles. Try to memorize one scene at a time – and before you know it you will have memorized the entire movie. Each movie covers an incredible amount of different situations in which you would find yourself in China. Easily apply these dialogs to every unique situation you encounter.
Compatible with all computers and devices.
LCFM Sample Clip
(Please note that you are responsible for obtaining the listed movies on your own.
The Amazon links are provided in the “Movies” section of the website.)
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15 Classic Mandarin-Audio Movies.
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"Hi Dagwood, I just want to say how much I am enjoying your pinyin subtitle product—I watched King of Masks today and was able to both enjoy the movie and learn/reinforce my efforts at learning Mandarin. The amount of work and detail those subtitle files represents is incredible. Thank you for creating such a good service."− Frank Maddox, Associate Professor of Economics, Oxford College of Emory University
"For myself, I really enjoy how I can sit on the couch get comfortable and watch the whole thing. Also having transcripts in the Chinese-Pinyin-English format is great too - so I can read the transcripts before I watch the movies, then when I watch the movie I can just focus on the Chinese part and building up my skill level to the point when I can watch the movies like you would, say in a theater."− Kevin McKenzie
"Learning Chinese through watching movies is a great idea, and I have tried doing it myself. But without pinyin subtitles (I don’t have time for hanzi) I don’t learn much from the movies. I am glad someone else has taken up the challenge, and am happy to support your efforts at least through purchasing the product. Tell me if there is any other way I can help out."− Ian
"This is a great way to passively studying language.. the educational videos get so boring."− Crock703
"Hi there, just wanted to say thanks so much for putting together the subs for these movies. I’ve just moved to Shanghai and doing a lot of self-study, and I’ve found them incredibly helpful. They’ve really helped me a lot with my speaking and listening skills. I feel like I’m picking up the language a lot more because of what you’ve done. It’s really empowering and really expands my world since English is very sparse here, and in many cases, nonexistent. Much, much appreciated. Cheers"− Dave Rollands