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.
◉ 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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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.
Great app for learning Mandarin-Chinese. Some of the really great features is that you can download the lesson plans of the next course to study offline. Also, you will see clips of speakers and have to translate or interpret what they said, and sometimes their pronunciation is terrible and even my native speaker friends struggle to figure out what they’re saying, so it is good prep for real conversations. Also depending on whether you want to learn Simplified (Mainland) or Traditional (Taiwan), you can toggle the writing. The premium games are also pretty helpful in reinforcing practice.
Also great that you can toggle between pinyin, characters, or pinyin+characters. However, I’d ask the developers to maybe consider letting users toggle between the 3 options on a per word basis. Pinyin is meant to be a crutch to help new learners, but it’s a bit tough to just instantly turn off completely for all 500+ words in the app. It would be helpful to be able to selectively convert one word at a time from pinyin+characters to just characters (i.e. memorise 我=wo, then going forward turn off seeing “wo/我” and just see ”我”). I think it would really help learners master the characters.
Developer Response ,
We will add a quick toggle button during the lessons in the coming updates.
Thank you for your suggestion!
Keep it up!
Not bad overall, but the videos are awful
I’ve spent a lot of time using this app and have used all the major language apps for Mandarin. The program is pretty good. At first glance, it looks a bit like Duolingo, but it’s much better for Mandarin. It offers characters in simplified or traditional for the main components, which is nice for those of us interested in Taiwan. The TeacherTalk sections are a good addition, but it would be a lot better if the images and text actually tracked with what the teachers are talking about. I find myself getting lost pretty frequently. The conversational segments at the end of each lesson are also a nice feature for forcing you to say things at a somewhat normal pace. The program has two major drawbacks for me: 1) the videos of locals pronouncing things are terrible quality. Birds squawking, traffic noise, terrible editing, etc. really bring the whole program down and make it feel like someone’s half-hearted school project; 2) the lessons just aren’t sticky. I don’t maintain the stuff that I study on HelloChinese as well as I do with others. For my taste, LingoDeer is a superior product. The videos are much more professional, the lessons are sticky and they offer characters in both simplified and traditional with or without pinyin.
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- 120.7 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
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- HelloChinese Premium $8.99
- HelloChinese Premium $19.99
- HelloChinese Premium+ $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.