iHuman Chinese — learn Chinese characters the fun way

After 3 years of research and development, and drawing from 20 years of experience, the team at iHuman have developed an app that provides a fun and active way to learn Chinese.

iHuman’s systematic learning system allows children aged 2-8 to effectively understand and remember Chinese characters.

2-4 years old — study single words through our play–recognize–practice–write learning process, cultivate interest in Chinese characters;

4-5 years old — situational learning, Chinese characters sorted by subject, emphasis on word formation;

6+ years old — increased learning pace, high word count per unit, efficient practice and testing, meets the needs of the age groups developing cognitive ability.

iHuman Chinese is a creative, fun, and interactive way to learn Chinese characters. Following a four-step learning path, play–recognize–practice–write, children can happily master characters one by one. Unobtrusive testing and regular review through spaced repetition ensure retention of characters.

Using the characters children have studied, we created original graded reading books that enhance the learning process. Content is regularly updated to ensure children do not lose their enthusiasm and motivation for studying Chinese. A genuinely entertaining and simple learning method, iHuman Chinese makes learners more confident and capable. Whether for fun or for school, join us and learn Chinese the fun way.

Comprehensive character list — Learn 1200 essential characters, covering the first grade of Chinese primary school. Whether for fun or for school, iHuman Chinese makes learners confident and capable.

Effective memorization — Using spaced repetition and multiple rounds of review, characters are learned efficiently and imprinted on the mind.

Advanced reading — 110 original graded reading books, designed specifically for children aged 3-6, use the characters that have been learned within the app. With regular updates, the iHuman Chinese graded reading books makes independent reading accessible and stress free.

Interactive teaching — An ingenious collection of 800+ interactive teaching tools helps ease the learning process for parents and children. Content covers a wide range of topics from daily life, geography, astronomy and more.

Tricky points explained — Learn the essence of Chinese characters. Trace the origins of a character and understand the components and radicals.

Systematic assessment — Complete assessments in order to progress through content and ensure learning is taking place. Track learning results and control the process with the advanced teaching system, the best way to see results.


Official website:
WeChat: hongenertong
Weibo: 洪恩识字
Tel: +86 28 68723688

We provide the following auto-renewable subscription:
VIP Monthly Subscription
- We will charge $2.99/month for your subscription.
VIP Quarterly Subscription
- We will charge $7.49/3 months for your subscription.
VIP Annual Subscription
- We will charge $25.99/year for your subscription.
1. All purchases will be processed and confirmed through your iTunes account.
2. Membership will be automatically renewed unless you turn off the renewal at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period.
3. Subscription fee for the next month will be charged within 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period.
4. You can manage subscriptions and turn off automatic renewal in your iTunes account settings.
5. Membership will remain active until the end of the current subscription period.
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What’s New

Version 2.6.7

[New] Manually manage or replace scenes from the review section according to your needs
[New] Build your own word library to review and master difficult words

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
175 Ratings

175 Ratings

Gatorgirl352352 ,

Runs perfectly and is toddler friendly

First off, the app works fine for me, including payments. But it definitely isn’t intuitive. It’s tricky to set up if you don’t speak/read Chinese but a WeChat account is free. A Chinese bank isn’t needed. I paid just find using the AppStore like I do everything else (I’m based in the USA). The support they provide is top-notch, I got an email back in just a few hours. They contacted me via chat on wechat, spoke English well, and took screenshots and led me step by step to set it up. They explained the difference between the packages. One of them buys all 1200 characters. The other is a year of VIP status- this unlocks all characters for one to progress through but also unlocks the books they keep adding to the library for users to learn how to read. And they are beautifully illustrated and narrated. FYI It doesn’t say what the characters mean in English. You can guess some of them, but others like “ge” at the beginning not so much. Use a translator or, better yet, a bilingual dictionary and then see which definition the game is teaching at that particular moment. This alone won’t teach a person Chinese. But it’s the best character practice for kids I’ve encountered. 5 stars!

wanderingdemon ,

Issue with this app is account creation

Issue with this app is account creation. You cannot create an account without wechat or qq.
You cannot pay for the lifetime app without paying thru wechat or qq which means you have to have a chinese bank account to do this. There is no way to pay thru itunes for it. The app is really good from what we can tell but these issues makes it a 1 star

viola viola viola ,

很棒很用心 感谢你们



VIP Monthly Subscription
iHuman Chinese-VIP Monthly Subscription
VIP Quarterly Subscription
iHuman Chinese-VIP Quarterly Subscription
VIP Annual Subscription
iHuman Chinese-VIP Annual Subscription

In-App Purchases

1200 word course package
Purchase once to access all 1200 words


Human and Perfect Future Education co.,Ltd
1 GB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Human and Perfect Future Education co.,Ltd
In-App Purchases
  1. 1200 word course package $37.99
  2. VIP Monthly Subscription $2.99
  3. VIP Annual Subscription $25.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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