If you're studying Mandarin Chinese, this is the pinyin chart for you. It's the only pinyin chart for the iPad to make full use of zooming and panning controls to make pinyin study easy and enjoyable. The interface is simple, clean, and ad-free. Every pinyin syllable has audio associated, and toggling between the four different tones of Mandarin Chinese is easy.

More advanced students of Chinese will enjoy the pinyin chart's support for alternate phonetic representations of Mandarin Chinese. The app comes with support for the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) for free, but other romanization systems like Wade-Giles, as well as alternate representations like zhuyin (used in Taiwan) are available by in-app purchase.

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What’s New

Version 2.2

Bug fixes (especially the crashing problem on iOS 9)

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Bob 24525245 ,

Useful and accurate.

Useful, and the most accurate of the pinyin apps out there (they all differ a bit!).

One bug: at least on the iPhone X and iOS 11, the secondary text setting is not saved. I have to re-choose it every day. Please fix this and I will rate the app 5 stars.

ChinaTraveller ¥ ,

This app is a must have in learning Chinese

I am in my 4th year of Mandarin study and being in my early 60's, it's way too late to think of learning Chinese characters. I must count on Pin Ying to help me with pronunciation of new words and phrases and this is my most referenced app during my studies. I give it my highest recommendation for usefulness.

Lugo109 ,

Must have

Great for learning mandarin. Been a great tool and resource.


AllSet Learning
30.4 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Zhuyin Chart $0.99
  2. Wade-Giles romanization $0.99
  3. MPS2 romanization $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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