Chinese language with Laoshi 4+

Flashcards, handwriting, HSK

Laoshi Inc.

    • 4.6 • 53 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Laoshi is designed for learning Chinese words and characters to help you save time, learn more effectively and have more fun. Join over 40,000+ active users who are already learning Chinese with our app!

We use a scientifically proven method called spaced repetition learning that helps you to remember words and characters for the long term. Studies show that with this technique students increase their long-term vocabulary retention rate (how long do they remember something) three times compared to other techniques.

Learn words at your own pace with Laoshi. Use the app as a dictionary while you study.

Why Laoshi?

• Learn words with flashcards: memorize the tones, meaning, pronunciation and handwriting of Chinese characters. We have millions of examples to help you understand in what context to use them.

• Write characters directly on the phone, forget about paper.

• Use spaced repetition to memorize words for a long time.

• Choose and study ready-made word lists for all the HSK levels, as well as word lists from popular apps and Chinese textbooks. We also have themed word lists into topics created by teachers from around the world.

• Import word lists from Quizlet, Pleco and other apps into your Laoshi account for free.

• Create your own word lists and share them with friends or our Community of learners.

• Set goals and choose which HSK level you want to reach or how many words you want to learn daily.

What our users say

"I've tried a lot of apps and Laoshi has definitely helped me to remember new words better" - George P.

"The handwriting tool is awesome" - Alice M.

"Best app to learn Chinese. Very easy to learn new words and there are so many ways to do it!" - Misha C.

Try to learn 10 words in Laoshi. We bet you'll enjoy it!


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What’s New

Version 5.2.8

Added the ability to print worksheets for wordlists directly from the app

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

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Good but needs to be a tool for learning

It’s a great tool for writing and writing and writing Chinese characters. Sorry but it’s the only way to learn. I wish that characters you learn you could automatically add in a word list. I also wish when they break up multiple characters words you could easily learn what that character means and sounds like on its own.

"0110" "it's 01134" "01134" ,

App keeps glitching

Some things are not clickable after awhile after navigating the app such as the back button or learn button

Also it would be useful to add textbooks to my library so they’re easily accessible and I don’t have to go back to search for it every time

Developer Response ,

Some bugs have been fixed already, please upgrade the app. And we'll release a new version next week, hope you'll like the new Learning page.

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