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.
◉ Immersion 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.
◉ Displays Chinese as pinyin or characters as you like.
◉ 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!
This app offers an OPTIONAL Premium paid subscription in addition to the free learning experience which grants you access to all FANTASTIC games.
HelloChinese Premium offers:
One-month subscription for $6.99
Three-month subscription for $12.99
Twelve-month subscription for $39.99
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.
Premium users can always reach us at email@example.com if you need any help.
◉ Bug fixes and performance improvements.
◉ Dear Premium+ users: We added a comments area for each immersive lesson. Feel free to leave a comment if you have any suggestions or questions regarding a lesson.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
The Best App I’ve Tried
This was the first app I used to learn Mandarin, and I’ve since tried Rosetta Stone, Duolingo, and a few others. This is by far the most intuitive way to learn the basics of the language that I have found. There are certainly areas that could use improvement; I wish we could learn to write all of the characters in the lessons instead of just some (the writing system itself is excellent though). I also wish it included more lessons in speaking and pronunciation, with suggestions on how to fix pronunciation when you’re incorrect. (Side note: sometimes when I’m speaking, it says I’m repeatedly pronouncing a word incorrectly, but when I long press to practice that individual word I get 5.0 stars. When it goes back, it still says I’m wrong. Not sure if this a glitch.) That being said, I love being able to see both the hanyu and the characters, then being able see just the characters (some apps make it impossible to learn the characters, and others throw you right into the deep end. I highly recommend this app to any beginners interested in learning Chinese.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback. We are going to add more characters to write. You could try to be closer to the microphone and speak louder when you repeat the sentence.
Simply an amazing app
Been using this app for four months and I can easily say this is the best, most effective language learning app I’ve ever used — hands down. I’ve used a number of language apps not just for Chinese but also Korean and Japanese, and nothing compares to this. They guide you along a path of lessons with each lesson building on the last which allows you to better memorize vocabulary and grammar. They don’t just throw phrases at you without explaining grammar rules like Duolingo. The app takes seriously the explanation of grammar structures so that you can take these grammar structures and formulate your own sentences around them. Pronunciation is also taken seriously as each lesson and test will ask you to say sentences and vocabulary out loud. One section of each lesson is solely dedicated to pronunciation. When I flew to California for a visit after 3 months of study, I talked to some Chinese native speakers who explicitly noted that my pronunciation was surprisingly on point.
Developer Response ,
Hope one day you can speak fluently to your Chinese friends!
- HelloChinese Technology Co., Ltd.
- 96.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 HelloChinese Co., Ltd.
- In-App Purchases
- HelloChinese Premium $6.99
- HelloChinese Premium $12.99
- HelloChinese Premium+ $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.