This season is packed with surprises! A brand new course is here! The new HelloChinese course covers 1000+ words and 240+ grammar points, almost twice that of the old course. Drop us a message via the in-app feedback section if you find a mistake or simply want to express your love for the new course.
Our teachers and developers have been working hard on this course 6 days a week for the past 6 months. Stay tuned for more updates, there are plenty of exciting new features on the way!
Ratings and Reviews
Have many, this is the best, BY FAR
I love, love, LOVE this app! It is engaging and fun. As a teacher, I appreciate being able to see the careful, thoughtful design of building and reviewing vocabulary and grammatical structures over time, across lessons. I think it has a brilliant balance of activities from putting words in the right order to finding the answer to a question to speaking and having that evaluated to listening to videos of people saying a sentence and then writing the sentence. That last one is my favorite because it’s so authentic. People speak at their normal speeds, in their normal styles, which might be mumbly, and you have to listen well plus think about what they probably would have said, i.e., the grammar, if you couldn’t really catch all of the words. I have added half an hour into my morning routine before work in order to do the app because it’s so fun!! Downsides: I am not impressed with the games, especially that they don’t seem to test me at my current learning level (rather WAY earlier). Also, the immersion lessons, while cool in theory, are too long for me. I think they should be 5 quick minutes only. Finally, DEVELOPERS, WHY DID YOU TAKE THE FLASHCARDS AWAY??? I REALLY miss them!!!!
Developer Response ,
You will soon see the flashcards back with a much cleaner inferface. Also thank you very much for your suggestions for the games and immersion lessons. We surely will improve it and take your suggestions into consideration.
Great app for learning Mandarin-Chinese. Some of the really great features is that you can download the lesson plans of the next course to study offline. Also, you will see clips of speakers and have to translate or interpret what they said, and sometimes their pronunciation is terrible and even my native speaker friends struggle to figure out what they’re saying, so it is good prep for real conversations. Also depending on whether you want to learn Simplified (Mainland) or Traditional (Taiwan), you can toggle the writing. The premium games are also pretty helpful in reinforcing practice.
Also great that you can toggle between pinyin, characters, or pinyin+characters. However, I’d ask the developers to maybe consider letting users toggle between the 3 options on a per word basis. Pinyin is meant to be a crutch to help new learners, but it’s a bit tough to just instantly turn off completely for all 500+ words in the app. It would be helpful to be able to selectively convert one word at a time from pinyin+characters to just characters (i.e. memorise 我=wo, then going forward turn off seeing “wo/我” and just see ”我”). I think it would really help learners master the characters.
Developer Response ,
We will add a quick toggle button during the lessons in the coming updates.
Thank you for your suggestion!
Keep it up!
The Best App I’ve Tried
This was the first app I used to learn Mandarin, and I’ve since tried Rosetta Stone, Duolingo, and a few others. This is by far the most intuitive way to learn the basics of the language that I have found. There are certainly areas that could use improvement; I wish we could learn to write all of the characters in the lessons instead of just some (the writing system itself is excellent though). I also wish it included more lessons in speaking and pronunciation, with suggestions on how to fix pronunciation when you’re incorrect. (Side note: sometimes when I’m speaking, it says I’m repeatedly pronouncing a word incorrectly, but when I long press to practice that individual word I get 5.0 stars. When it goes back, it still says I’m wrong. Not sure if this a glitch.) That being said, I love being able to see both the hanyu and the characters, then being able see just the characters (some apps make it impossible to learn the characters, and others throw you right into the deep end. I highly recommend this app to any beginners interested in learning Chinese.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback. We are going to add more characters to write. You could try to be closer to the microphone and speak louder when you repeat the sentence.
- HelloChinese Technology Co., Ltd.
- 109.5 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 HelloChinese Co., Ltd.
- In-App Purchases
- HelloChinese Premium $6.99
- HelloChinese Premium $12.99
- HelloChinese Premium $39.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.