Master the sounds of Mandarin Chinese with ease!

No matter if you're a beginner or a long-time student of Chinese, its tonal nature can catch you out and even cause some serious embarrassment...

Pinyin Trainer will help you master those tones using Pinyin, the standard romanization system for Mandarin Chinese. With almost 2,000 individual audio recordings and a variety of question-and-answer methods, it'll keep you on your toes and improve your Chinese listening skills like nothing else. Plus, it's got a complete guide to reading Chinese with the Pinyin system built right in.


- Score by tapping the words that you hear

- Train both Chinese tones and Pinyin "initials" sounds, to help you distinguish between commonly-confused words

- Integrates with our Chinese-English dictionary to provide potential definitions for Pinyin words

- In tone sketching mode, answer tone questions by drawing Pinyin tones with your fingers!

- Almost 2,000 high quality original audio recordings

- Free guide to reading Pinyin, with a complete index of one-syllable Chinese sounds

What’s New

Version 4.2.1

This update fixes a crash that occurred when jumping to the trainchinese dictionary to start a search from the "Review" table.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Hnhassan77777 ,

An excellent assistant to learn the 5 tones in written form

I've been learning to write in pinyin, it was hard to learn how to work out the 5 tones in mandarin! This is an excellent assistant to train you to work out which tones are what. At first I didn't think it was important, but in practice unless you know which tone is which in pinyin, it's very difficult to work out the pronunciation. Worth getting.

Napo99 ,

Missing some key features/options

I'd like to have an option to practice multi-syllables i.e. words with 3 or 4 syllables. Also, the possibility to define custom list of words to review as only I know which words (pinyin) i have pbs to pronounce, recognize sounds, etc
In addition, we should have an option on settings to display Chinese characters while reviewing pinyin tones game (useful for adv. beginners and intermediate students)
3 stars so far, it could be improved. Please let us know what are new features coming up ...

Rickuk. ,


Excellent program helped me a lot to understand the language


trainchinese B.V.
53.4 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Russian, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Pinyin Tutor Upgrade £2.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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