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.
CHINEASY APP PREMIUM
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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Ratings and Reviews
A gift to the world 🌎 ❤️
Absolutely genius concept and gorgeous app execution! Had been anticipating Chineasy Cards’ release for many months. For someone like me, who is a strong visual learner, this app really helps to reinforce both simplified and traditional Chinese characters in a fun, artistic, and memorable way — and the etymology and cultural insights are a wonderful bonus to memorization. Conceptually, the app transforms a daunting and intimidating task into something that is very easy, enjoyable, and approachable. In fact, Chineasy Cards, combined with the daily podcast lessons, really makes for an outstanding learning experience with regards to pronunciation of the words learned and gaining a real appreciation for Chinese history and culture. Thank you for giving the world such an amazing gift!
If I were to suggest some enhancements, then I would recommend giving the user the ability to scroll/swipe through all of the words learned in the Review section (like one does during the lesson) and increasing the overall text size of the etymology section, as the alternate characters are difficult to read. Also, as other reviewers have suggested, I’d love to see an enhanced quiz section to test us on all the words we’ve learned thus far. Being able to review and/or quiz ourselves by category (i.e. numbers, nature, animals, food, family, etc.) would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!
Developer Response ,
The team here at Chineasy are thrilled to hear such a good review. Thank you very much! Your detailed feedback is also highly appreciated and will help us to continually improve Chineasy Cards.
Thank you so much again for taking the time to write this wonderful review!
Great and fun way to learn Mandarin!
I am 13 years old and I am learning mandarin and I love it! Chineasy has to be the most educational and fun way to learn Chinese characters! The illustrations really help you to visualize the meaning and it makes the characters seem more familiar than foreign! It’s incredibly addicting and I always look forward to using it! There were a couple of things I think could be better but overall it is a great app! First off, it switches between traditional and simplified and it’s very confusing to read something in Chinese and to only understand some because it’s either in simplified or traditional. Also I think the quizzes at the end of a level should be harder as I can easily pass through it without trouble but I can’t remember the characters an hour later. And finally there should be a review quiz that you can take when you want and it gives an overview of all the characters you’ve learned and it tells you what levels you need work in. Overall, this app is brilliant and the most fun way to learn Chinese!
Developer Response ,
Thank so much for such detailed feedback, it is highly appreciated. We have been working very hard and planning to add more features in the coming release. So stay tuned! :))
Honestly I think this is such a great way of learning, I’ve been trying this app for just a few days and my experience is so awesome. If you are looking an app to teach you in a fun way this is it. All the drawings are so helpful when it comes to learning.
This app makes sure that you understand what you are learning, if not you can repeat the lesson. Something that I relish about this app is that they teach you and then ask you questions. I feel like in some other apps they expect you to know what it is, yes yes they give pictures but still, they don’t take the time to explain what it is.
I also like how they dig deeper into the meaning of the word, talking about its past and stuff, I’m learning about ancient China in school and it is kind of fun knowing why they used this symbol and stuff like that.
I think this app should teach by units. Every 10 lessons do a review and teach you what you don’t understand, and if you’re good to go just move on into the next unit.
I highly recommend this app and should totally give it a try.
Developer Response ,
Wow! We’re so blown away by your lovely review. The team here at Chineasy are thrilled to hear such good feedback. Thank you so much!
Thank you for your feedback regarding teaching by units. It's much appreciated, too.
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- Chineasy Ltd
- 1 GB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- © 2021 Chineasy Ltd
- In-App Purchases
- Monthly Premium $6.99
- Annual Premium $39.99
- Premium plan for 1 month $6.99
- Premium plan for 1 year $39.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.