The easiest, most effective way to create and study Chinese vocab lists!

- 100% Offline.
Noodle works without data. Study anywhere, anytime, without waiting for anything to load.

- Handwriting Recognition.
Practice over 10,000 characters. When studying, get real-time feedback on your strokes.

- Personalized Learning
Noodle adapts to your progress, focusing more on words you need help with, less on those you know.

- Smart Flashcards
Study actively by reading and writing words. Memorize faster, remember longer.

- A Full Dictionary.
Over 100,000 entries. See example sentences, character breakdowns, synonyms, and related words.

- Vocab Lists.
Create your own or choose from hundreds of topics like Numbers, Colors, and Animals.

What’s New

Version 0.0.14

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In this release:
- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

wineskin7 ,

Excellent study app for chinese

I love this app. WAY better than Skritter Chinese in terms of review and study. The study function algorithm is excellent. It really picks up what you don’t know and makes you repeat it several times early on (in different ways) before introducing the next word (so if you have a long list you don’t have to wait forever for it retest you again, which by then you have forgotten)! Excellent way to study, especially when learning new words. Great for those who want to jump into learning chinese and don’t need someone to hold your hand. I also really like the ability to form your own custom list! BTW, traditional characters is supported. It can only be changed from IPhone Settings for Noodle app NOT within the app itself. Hopefully it can up updated later, but not a big deal. SUGGESTION: ability to import lists from other Chinese apps into this app would be really nice.

door2810 ,

Exactly what I was looking for

Many chinese language resources really seem to miss the mark for me, starting by teaching all sorts of characters you are very likely to see in a textbook, but very unlikely to see out in your daily life.
This app gives lists of most commonly used characters - ones you will actually come across on signage and menus. However, if you are a student or something and need to know how to write the the obligatory “teacher” and “nice to meet you” type of characters, they are included as well in the HSK lists.

Really a wonderful app, a very good use of spaced repetition software. Making the act of remembering characters into a sort of game with instant feedback is such a good way to learn. The fact that it is offline makes it even more convenient.

One thing - a few of the recordings are wrong but the pinyin (so far) is always right so do mind that.

I also would love the capacity to make an account so that I can keep the same progress on my ipad and my iphone.

Okaru45 ,

A Rising Mandarin Star with Potential

This app does well for what it is. In fact, I would consider this to be a combination of many things. It’s a flash-card reader, it’s a dictionary, and it allows you to write the symbols as you go along - unlike other dictionaries. Plus, it’s offline, so there’s another bonus. I would make the bold claim to say I’d recommend this more than the Bravolol dictionaries. But, there’s one issue I have to address. While the iPad is in horizontal mode and I begin to write symbol, the drawing area gets way too big and fills the screen. At that point, unless some miracle happens, I wouldn’t be able to hit the back button, even when I put it back in portrait mode, and I would have to close the app. If you can fix that issue for those who would want to study in horizontal mode, that would be a big help.
Overall, I’d say this app has a lot of potential. Maybe later on in the future, we’d be seeing something cooler coming to this app. I’ve got nothing to say but “谢谢” for this lovely Swiss-army-knife-esque gadget.

~Kind Regards, Okaru45.

P.S: I think the idea of having your own custom list is nice. I tested this feature out, and the good new is that it doesn’t take up a lot of space: about 200 KB or less for 27 words. So, for those who are worried space-wise, like me, this would be no issue.


Noodle Chinese, Inc
115.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
© 2018 Noodle Chinese, Inc.


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