From greetings to standing up for your self, from small-talk to falling in and out of love, this talking phrase book teaches you Chinese as it is really spoken by native Chinese people. It is Chinese as it is really spoken among friends and acquaintances. It’s the Chinese language they don’t teach you in school. Most of the phrases you will never learn in any classroom or textbook.

• Comes pre-packaged with more than 2,700 phrases in 45 categories, including 6 travel sections, falling in and out of love, arguing, small talk and many others
• Unlock thousands more additional content from within the app. Including vocabulary with picture.
• Built in translator
• Purchase and import additional content from the In App Store.
• We will be making more and more content available over time that you can purchase
• Memorization mode lets you memorize the phrases while engaged in other activities such as, playing games, jogging, working out, working on the job, reading, etc.
• Associate photos with any category or phrase to help support memorization
• Listen to and control your music without leaving the app
• Listen to your music in the background while using memorization mode, making the memorization an entertaining experience
• Add your own products manually
• Add, edit, delete your own words and phrases as you learn new phrases
• Post translations to Facebook wall without leaving the app
• Upload photos with translations to Facebook
• Tag friends and locations with translations you post to Facebook
• Compose, edit and send emails using one or more selected phrases
• Send translated text to friends using Line messaging app
• Send one or more phrases using SMS
• Send one or more phrases to anyone via email without leaving the app
• Text to speech used for phrases that do not have recorded audio
• Record your own voice (or your friend’s) for any existing phrase or phrases you add yourself
• If you like the app on iPhone, you will love it on iPad
• Universal app for both iPhone and iPad
• Takes advantage of the larger iPad screen size
• Buy it once, install on both devices
• Please note that while running in the background, the operating system may stop the audio if it needs to do so for any reason. If that happens, simply go back to the app and it will continue playing automatically again.

This phrasebook will grow with you as you learn and expand your vocabulary. Furthermore, this product will help you to memorize all of its content and any additional content you may add. By listening to, and speaking Chinese as it is really spoken, your listening comprehension will increase rapidly. And you’ll soon find yourself speaking like a native, surprising both yourself and everyone around you.

What's New

Version 7.3

Performance improvements

Customer Reviews

Outstanding effort to assist the cultural exchange


I have had the program for two years and have learned much when working with my co-workers from Shanghai.

Thank you for the program!



It is a large application: 350MB and the concept is good but it just doesn't work.
The voice / speech stutters and it does not continue on to next phrase. If you manually try to go to next phrase the app closes and you have to reopen it. Basically only works for (1) phrase and then you have to reopen the app.
The speech is hard to understand and stutters at the end of the phrase.

Lousy sound quality


This is not a cheap app, so I was very surprised at the horrible sound qualty of the spoken Chinese phrases! I have many apps on my iPhone, but this the worse by far.


Robert Ellis
20.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Modern Chinese $5.99
  2. Essential English to Chinese Verbs $5.99
  3. Turn off ads $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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