WordSwing Chinese 4+

Learn Mandarin


Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 36 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Learn and practice Chinese through fun and engaging text adventure games, comics, SRS, and other activities for intermediate to advanced students of Mandarin Chinese.

WordSwing's Chinese text adventure games and comics are targeted at intermediate learners of Mandarin Chinese. The games work a bit like an interactive graded reader whereby the course of the narrative changes depending on choices you make in the game.

All our games are carefully designed for intermediate learners and there is a built-in dictionary for when you encounter words or characters that are unfamiliar.

1. Carefully written, fun narrative suited to intermediate students.
2. Native speaker recordings of all material.
3. Supports Traditional and Simplified Chinese.
4. Built-in dictionary for easily looking up vocabulary.
5. Color-coded knowledge ratings of words to track your progress.
6. New games and comics on a regular basis.
7. Quiz Tournaments with other students.
8. Study habit tracking.
9. Flashcard-like review activities
10. Spaced-repetition for efficient review.

Free to try:

The games are all free to try but you are limited to the beginning of each game (10 turns). The most recent comic episode is free.

WordSwing membership

Creating a WordSwing account is free (but optional) and will allow you to save your progress in the games, keep track of what words you've discovered and mastered, and enjoy a personalized learning experience.

Subscribe: WordSwing Complete

Our app includes an in-app auto-renew subscription (WordSwing Complete) that will give you full access to all WordSwing's games and activities. We are continually releasing new games and other content.

Here's how Apple subscriptions work: When you purchase the subscription, it will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription will automatically renew (at the same price each month) unless you turn it off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can manage your subscription and turn it off auto-renewal at any time in your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.

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What’s New

Version 1.0.107

Fixes in this version:

- Fixed a bug affecting audio autoplay in the text adventure games.
- Enabled audio-only mode for Murder in the Tearoom game.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

CvonD1 ,

An amazing tool! One of my 5 daily go-to’s apps.

WordSwing is completely addictive, smart, nimble, demanding and relentless. Exactly what one needs to keep progressing in Mandarin Chinese. So, why 4 stars and not five? The characters are too small!!! Help! I just got new glasses, and the reading on my iPhone 7+ is still difficult, making me trip because the Pinyin choices are so tiny.... I still love it. Wait till you launch the web app on your computer: the dialogues are hard enough to push you to keep going. Just wonderful to use a slower speech pattern when the going is a bit tough, then go back to the original recording. Chapeau to the developers, their work is an absolute gem! Now, about the size of this pesky characters. . . Please, any way to make them a bit bigger? Thank you!

krisallansucks ,

Amazing, engaging, and fun!

I’ve been looking for an app like this for SO LONG. I’m intermediate level (generously Chinese HSK 4) and spent months studying Chinese in China, but now that I’ve returned to the US I’ve had so much trouble finding ways to keep it up. Most apps start out just too basic so I give up on them but I’m still learning and need to keep refreshing my vocab and grammar knowledge to an extent that regular news is still too hard. This app has games, exercises, fun stories, tournaments, it’s really the whole package. And it connects with Pleco so you can keep track of words. It’s so interactive I’m surprised it took me this long to find it. Thanks for making such a great app!!

sskalicky ,

Worth it!

Forget all the other apps that are just the same version of each other - WordSwing is super unique, challenging, and holds your interest. I have died in the burning building game 20 times by now probably, and going through it again helps reinforce my reading and listening. There’s so much more content that I have not even gotten to yet, and new features are constantly being added. Like all apps, this one alone is not enough to really learn, but it’s a great change of pace and a fun way to really use Chinese. Highly recommend !

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