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Ever been traveling and wish you knew how to flirt with the locals or at least pretend to the scammers you have been to the country before? Get the World Nomad’s Mandarin language guide now!

Road tested by Worldnomads: we know this language guide will you navigate a country like a half decent amateur: you get a conversational language lesson with a local, plus over 240 basic phrases to help keep you travelling safely.

Go on, download it now!

If you liked this free Mandarin App (MSNBC just rated our Language Guide Series the #1 freebie iPhone language apps), then this is the next step for those wanting a bit more.

What's New

Version 3.0

We've bought the app into the 21st Century and fixed the bugs. Enjoy!

Ratings and Reviews

3 out of 5

49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Only for complete novice


5 categories (Numbers, Introductions, Directions, Places to Stay, Travel Safety, Dates) each has about 5 to 10 entries with slow, clear mp3 audio. Proprietary phonetic chinese accompanies english phrase - that helps for complete novices but means anyone who knows pinyin can't follow it. Pinyin isn't really that hard to read...is it? I hesitate even to recommend this for someone going to China for a first time short trip. It won't get you far; it will break the ice, but the scope is so limited there's a danger you will start a conversation and not have the tools to complete it. There is a nice audio lesson built in, an acted scenario to help introduce the language. Limited, but free, so good for a taste. 1 star for folk in china, 3 stars for newbie visitors.


World Nomads
46.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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