HelloChinese - Learn Chinese 4+

#1 Chinese Learning App

HelloChinese Technology Co., Ltd.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.9 • 10.6K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



HelloChinese is the best Mandarin Chinese learning app for beginners!
Featured on the App Store in New Apps We Love and Notable Education Apps!

Designed in a fun and highly effective way, it helps you learn Chinese Mandarin fast from zero to a conversational level. With HelloChinese, learners can “learn Chinese language, explore Chinese culture” – you not only learn Mandarin Chinese, but also enjoy the process of exploring the culture behind the language.

◉ Game-based Chinese learning: You will never get bored.
◉ 1000+ graded stories: read engaging stories at your level!
◉ Immersive lessons help you to have real-life, practical conversations quickly.
◉ Over 2,000 videos - all featuring authentic Chinese speakers!
◉ Innovative self-adaptive learning games that incorporate Chinese cultural education.
◉ Speech recognition corrects your pronunciation and makes speaking Chinese a breeze.
◉ Handwriting specially designed to learn Chinese characters at a faster rate.
◉ Systematic courses based on HSK levels.
◉ A well-designed Pinyin (pronunciation) course for newbies.
◉ Bite-sized curriculum to fortify your Chinese listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
◉ Simplified and traditional Chinese(Mandarin) are both supported.
◉ Offline accessibility: Once a course is downloaded, no internet connection is required.
◉ Study progress tracking across multiple devices.

With these tools at your disposal, nothing can stop you from mastering Chinese. Start on your path to fluency today!

HelloChinese Premium offers:
One-month subscription for $8.99
Three-month subscription for $19.99
Twelve-month subscription for $59.99

The above prices are for U.S. customers. Pricing in other countries may vary, and charges may be converted to your local currency depending on your country of residence.

Once purchased, subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off in your iTunes Account settings at least 24 hours before the end of the payment period.

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Premium users can always reach us at premium@hellochinese.cc if you need any help.

What’s New

Version 6.1.3

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10.6K Ratings

10.6K Ratings

travler66 ,

Have many, this is the best, BY FAR

I love, love, LOVE this app! It is engaging and fun. As a teacher, I appreciate being able to see the careful, thoughtful design of building and reviewing vocabulary and grammatical structures over time, across lessons. I think it has a brilliant balance of activities from putting words in the right order to finding the answer to a question to speaking and having that evaluated to listening to videos of people saying a sentence and then writing the sentence. That last one is my favorite because it’s so authentic. People speak at their normal speeds, in their normal styles, which might be mumbly, and you have to listen well plus think about what they probably would have said, i.e., the grammar, if you couldn’t really catch all of the words. I have added half an hour into my morning routine before work in order to do the app because it’s so fun!! Downsides: I am not impressed with the games, especially that they don’t seem to test me at my current learning level (rather WAY earlier). Also, the immersion lessons, while cool in theory, are too long for me. I think they should be 5 quick minutes only. Finally, DEVELOPERS, WHY DID YOU TAKE THE FLASHCARDS AWAY??? I REALLY miss them!!!!

Developer Response ,

You will soon see the flashcards back with a much cleaner inferface. Also thank you very much for your suggestions for the games and immersion lessons. We surely will improve it and take your suggestions into consideration.

lotusindigo ,

Edited 2021 - false advertisement, no games in new version

HelloChinese is a fun, easy to follow program. You're given a variety of options to adjust the level of difficulty, as well as many supplemental learning tools such as flash cards, games, videos. It covers all the aspects of the Chinese language, including but not limited to proper pronunciation, reading both pinyin and traditional characters, as well as writing/typing pinyin and traditional characters. There is an achievement point system that allows you to access more content, and there is something satisfying about working my way down the curriculum path. I'd recommend this app to anyone wanting to learn to read, speak and write in Chinese. ETA (2021): I’ve returned to HelloChinese after a long hiatus and was glad to see there was a new, more comprehensive course available. However, they have done away with the games section for the new course and according to support there are no plans to reintroduce it. This is false advertisement considering that the Premium subscription claims that you have unlimited access to all training games. You can access the games still, but in order to play them you have to progress in the old course (which is redundant to and goes in a different order from the new course). That’s a huge limitation if you ask me, not to mention a huge inconvenience. The games were a big part of why I used to love this app, so my new rating and amended review is going to reflect that.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Here are our explaination:
1. We put lots of efforts in developing new main course contents such as teacher talks, speaking lessons, etc., as these are more effective to our users to learn Chinese.
2. We will consider adding games in the main course.

mjw1926 ,

The best language learning app by far

It pains me that Hello Chinese doesn’t reach more advanced levels or branch out into other languages. It’s teaching methods are good but it’s review system is the best in the industry by an extremely wide margin. You can easily look up terms, when you review you can see pinyin, block translation, and literal translation, it will mark words as difficult if you miss them a lot, but you can undo that if you want (e.g. the word is unimportant to you or you hit the wrong button). The spacing of the SRS is spot on, at least for me, and it tests you both Chinese to English and vice versa. It also gives XP for practice so you don’t feel the need to get out over your skis by learning new words when you haven’t mastered the old ones yet to protect a “streak” or anything like that. I’m pretty sure I’ve tried them all and HC is just miles ahead of everyone else.

My only complaint is that this review system isn’t integrated into the premium plus “immerse” feature. That seems to have a lot of content but the review is low quality so I don’t see much value in it even though the lessons seem good.

Developer Response ,

We are so glad that you shared your idea to us! In fact there is a review section for the "immerse" lessons and it's also SRS based. If your comment is about this system, please share more details about your thought about our immersive lesson review system with us at support@hellochinese.cc or issue a feedback in our app! As always, have a nice day!

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