Daily Chinese | Words & Idioms 4+

Grow Your Mandarin Vocabulary

Mojay, LLC

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.5 • 193 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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“Where has this app been all my life” - FireDancer1234

Daily Chinese is the simplest way to grow and preserve your Chinese vocabulary. Our spaced-repetition review system gradually introduces new words each day while ensuring you never forget the words you already know.

Create daily reviews from useful, practical word packs that contain over 9,000 total words. Learn the basics, get ahead at work, pass the HSK, survive abroad, and more. The words you master are recorded so that you always know the size of your vocabulary and can track your review progress.

Through practicing a little every day, Daily Chinese will help you master your Chinese vocabulary forever.

*Review with Spaced-repetition*
Our system shows you the words you need to review when you need to review them. New words are introduced daily and the words you’ve already reviewed are shown right before you might forget them, storing them in your long term memory.

*Own Your Progress*
Master words and idioms and watch your vocabulary grow. The words you learn are added to your vocabulary collection giving you proof of your mastery and a record of your progress.

*Learn the Fundamentals*
Our introductory series presents words in an order that builds upon what you’ve already learned. You’ll quickly learn the basics and develop a strong foundation.

*Prepare for the HSK*
Daily Chinese includes the most recent official vocabulary lists for all 6 levels of the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, Mainland China’s Chinese proficiency exam.

*Master Idioms and Grammar Words*
Our expertly crafted packs of four character idioms (成语) and grammar words will help you navigate Chinese sentences and take your language ability to the next level.

*Get Around and Live Abroad*
Need to read a Chinese menu, talk to your landlord, or survive study abroad? Our word packs will teach you the essential words you need to know if you are traveling, living, or studying in China.

*Focus on China*
Go in-depth on Chinese cultural subjects and learn important terms related to politics, religion, traditional medicine, and geography.

*Read the News*
Start reading primary sources in Chinese and stay up on current events by mastering words related to international affairs, trade, technology, and more.

*Survive the Office*
Whether teaching English, working in tech, or running a multinational business empire, we have a word packs to help you tackle any job.

*And More…*

Terms of Use (EULA): https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/dev/stdeula/

What’s New

Version 9.2.0

New features to make it easier to manage your vocabulary! Indicate words that you already know in bulk, and reset your progress to better tailor your learning experience.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
193 Ratings

193 Ratings

jacob.schimp ,

Perfect for any level of learner

I would say this app is really useful! I have been already to see improvements in my Mandarin in just 3 weeks. I would say that having separate quizzes/tests to be able to acquire the vocabulary words from passive to active memory would be a plus. Additionally, I believe that with the essential/advanced grammar cards there should be a chinese example sentence to really grasp the meaning of the grammar particle/word because an English explanation ,to me, cannot truly grasp how Chinese syntax works. But other than that, I love the design of the app; it makes me like to learn rather than the other apps with mediocre at best designs. Additionally, I like the idea to keep track with the words/characters/idioms that one knows because it gives me a rough estimate of my vocabulary goals. One major plus to this app is that it suits all levels of learners rather than just the beginner learners. A learner of any level is able to improve their vocabulary and is not stuck in this “beginner hole” that other apps do to people. Overall, this app is a breath of fresh air and would recommend any other learner to use it!

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your review and for providing feedback. We've added your suggestions to our list of potential features to include in future updates. Thanks again!

Shi_Xingchen ,

Now I Have To Pay?

I’ve been using this app for half a year to re-learn mandarin, and up until the recent update I have loved it, it has been perfect. Simple, easy to use, and most importantly, it didn’t cost money to open all reviews at once. I was very excited when I got the email about the update that included new HSK as I would be able to continue learning. In the email itself it never mentioned that one of the best features of this app, the ability to open as many reviews as there are packs, which has been free, is now something I will have to pay for if I wish to add any new vocabulary packs, or I will have to forfeit all of my progress so far. If you wished to do a subscription service, you should have added a new feature (such as the ability to combine all review words into one review), instead of locking a feature that had formerly been free behind a paywall. Because of this, I will no longer be able to use your app the way I have been, which is incredibly unfortunate for me. Even if, perhaps, new vocabulary packs cost a small, one time fee, that would be better than this, and I would have paid for those. These changes are a bit too much, especially when the email did not make clear that this “new feature” would be paid. I give two stars because I have gotten such great use of this app in the past, but the most important part of this app, for me, is no longer available, so I cannot rate higher.
Please reconsider this. Thank you.

Developer Response ,

Sorry to receive your negative review. You are still able to access all of the reviews that you've already created without upgrading. Please upgrade to the latest version of the app if you are running into issues accessing previously created reviews. If you have any additional feedback, please contact us directly at feedback@dailychinese.app.

ripplingstars ,

My new favorite app

I never write reviews, but I had to because this app is pretty much exactly what I’ve been looking for. It has such a beautifully minimal interface, and I love the word packs in here—they have HSK vocab, internet slang (I have been trying to find a way to learn Chinese slang for FOREVER and this app is perfect), even idioms (which I haven’t really seen in any other apps even though it’s such an important part of Chinese). It’s also super friendly for all levels, not just beginners, which is amazing to achieve for a language learning app.

However, I do have a very small suggestion: I think it’d be nice if there was an option for the flash cards to show the pinyin/English side first. (Maybe this is an option and I just couldn’t find it in settings?) I prefer it this way because I like to look at the pinyin first and try to write the Chinese characters in my head before I check with the character side of the flash cards.

Other than that minor issue, I am just so glad I found this app. It’s PERFECT for studying Chinese, so thank you to the developers!!

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your review! We've noted down your feature request for future updates. We're currently working on new features and adding more words and word packs. Thank you again for growing your vocabulary with Daily Chinese!

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