The Chineasy App is the best app to start your Mandarin Chinese learning journey, no matter if you’re a total beginner or an intermediate learner! Loved by millions of followers worldwide, Chineasy is highly recommended by educators, parents, and media for its fun, engaging, and effective methodology.

Featured as App of the Day and the App Store’s list of “Apps We Love” and “Editor’s Choice.”

“Chineasy is Alphabet of the Chinese Language” - Journal du design
“Have six minutes to spare? Plenty of time to learn 40 Chinese characters!” - TED
“A Brilliant Way to Learn Chinese Through Pictures” - WIRED
“A Fast Way to Start Reading Chinese” - The Wall Street Journal
“How Clever Design Can Help You Learn Chinese” - Slate
“Learn Mandarin the Chineasy Way” - Financial Times

With Chineasy’s award-winning methodology, you’ll learn Mandarin Chinese quickly and effectively. Not only will you advance from a few simple characters to conversation level, but you will also explore Chinese culture through this beautiful language. While playing, you’ll lay the foundations to reach Chinese literacy and advance your Chinese skills.

What you’ll experience
• A Game-based learning journey to keep you motivated. Keep Bao fed and happy every day!
• Over six-hundred bite-sized levels to learn, review, and quiz yourself anytime and anywhere.
• Various quiz challenges to help you master essential Chinese words and sentences altogether.
• Real-life and practical content for you to start conversing with other Chinese learners and speakers.
• Speech recognition to improve your Chinese speaking skills.
• Simplified and traditional Chinese are both supported.
• Join millions of learners and embark on your path to fluency today! Stay tuned as even more content is coming.


USD $4.99 per month
USD $39.99 per year

Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the subscription once activated. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase.


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What’s New

Version 3.1.4

We hope everyone is staying healthy and safe during this challenging time.

To help you pass the time we have an exciting update for you: we give you access to new levels with a brand new journey map! And, yes, we’ve squashed bugs to make the experience even better.

For more Chineasy news, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @Chineasy. Or send us your feedback at!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Alexandrescu Paul ,

Gold member, but...I have some comments

The app is great so I payed a yearly subscription but it really is a bit annoying the fact that inside the app you mixes up simplified Chinese with the traditional. I want to have an CLEAR option to turn off traditional. Now I selected simplified in the menu but in some of my cards (for example the card for long-长, I still see the traditional and I don’t want to put this in memory now at the begging of my journey). Also in reviewing tab (next to favourite words tab) from the selection menu I get the cards mixed up even though I selected simplified Chinese. Please do something about this, a clear option...

Second thing is that I would like to have a visible way of seeing the last lesson I did. Please make it:) because at the moment when I reopen the app I don’t remember where I was last time I closed...

Third thing, I see you have audio for all the words. Why not make a setting that will make the app play the audio of the card every time you pass from the current card to the next one? Audio listen reinforces the learning!

Developer Response ,

Hi Alexandrescu,
Thanks for such detailed feedback, it is much appreciated. Regarding the simplified and traditional, in the review section, if you only want to see the simplified characters, you will need to click 'S' tab, the one on the right side of favourite words tab.

Regarding your 2nd question, can we ask if your device is iPad or iPhone? With an iPhone device, the journey map should show you the last lesson you did whenever you start the app.

As for your third question, we did consider to play the audio automatically when users move to the next card. But we also consider some users may be in the environment which isn't allowed to have the sound come out from their device. We certainly will reconsider this!

Once again, thanks so much for your feedback and it will help us to continually improve Chineasy Cards.

Livi-99 ,

The best way to learn Chinese characters!

I’ve tried & failed so many times to learn Chinese characters, and as anybody with understanding of mandarin knows, many Chinese words are made of combinations of other smaller words and also the combination of 2 (or even more) characters combined together to form a new word / meaning. So basically it really helps to learn the characters and not just rely on pinyin!
This app is so helpful for memorising characters in a fun and engaging way. Each character also gives background info & has amazing illustrations that’s really helpful with learning!
The next step I hope these developers will do is to have sentence testing, using the characters that appear in our ‘learnt’ section :D
Thank you for developing this! 10/10 would recommend :)

Developer Response ,

So glad that we can help you learn Chinese. We continue to explore new features as our app evolves, so stay tuned! :)

Elvis Laidlaw ,

Good idea but poorly done

The main problem with the app is that it mixes traditional and simplified characters. For those of you new to learning Chinese and thinking this wouldn’t be much of a problem, it would be the same as learning English where they sometimes used French words. There are buttons to select if you want simplified/traditional but they don’t actually do anything.

The other issue is that there’s no spaced repetition or practice (e.g. if you use memorise it makes you review words as your learn, word you get wrong come up more frequently etc). It’s a shame be because I’ve been looking for an app that focuses on the characters for a long time and thought this could be the one.

Practice activities are just linked to match the translation/pinyin or true/false... which gets boring after about a day or two.

Developer Response ,

Hi Elvis,
We’ve got some SUPER exciting news to share! With the latest version, you can CHOOSE either Traditional or Simplified Chinese to start off your learning journey for all content in the app. Hope you experience the same excitement as we're. (March 10, 2020)

Thank you for such detailed feedback. We really appreciate it.

Thank you for sharing your experience regarding our quizzes. We aim to make them better and more tailored to the users' learning experience.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback which will help us improve further.


Chineasy Ltd
644.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 and watchOS 5.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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In-App Purchases
  1. Monthly Premium £4.99
  2. Annual Premium £38.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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