ChineseSkill is the best Mandarin Chinese learning app for beginners!
And Yes, it's now COMPLETELY FREE!!!

1. Game-based learning course: an easy start for beginners;
2. Quality courses based on the CEFR;
3. Learning while testing (provides review and consolidation);
4. Native pronunciation at standard or slower speed;
5. A novel way to study Chinese characters;
6. Displays Chinese as pinyin or characters or both;
7. Switches easily between simplified and traditional Chinese;
8. Learning progress synchronized across iPad, iPhone, iPod touch;
9. Keep new vocabulary and sentence patterns in your long-term memory;
10. Effective and efficient for learners on the go;

How does ChineseSkill make Chinese learning so easy?
- Learning is game based.
ChineseSkill uses mini-games that test your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills through the entire learning process.
- It’s task-driven.
Content is organized into various skills which are practical and keep learning motivation active.
- It’s effective.
Every item can be mastered in a short time. And you are able to track your progress and review characters, words and sentences on the go.
- It’s helpful.
You are able to record your Chinese pronunciation and compare it with standard pronunciation.
- It makes complicated things simple.
Chinese handwriting, characters and pronunciation are made simple in ChineseSkill. All you need to do is tap and move.

What are you going to learn?
- 50+ Chinese skills
- 150+ Chinese grammar points
- 200+ sentence patterns
- 1000+ key words and phrases
- 2000+ essential Chinese characters

You will have lessons that cover:
-Chinese Basics
Greeting and Introductions;
Chinese food
Chinese games
Past and Future
Friends and Social Life
Dinning and Vacation
Dating and flirting
…and more!

To help users Chinese language skills more fluent, we append the new valued-added Premium Lessons, which has the following cool features:
■ Listening: You can listen to the entire dialogue or only areas you would like to improve.
■ Speaking: You can practice your pronunciation by recording your speaking and comparing it with the standard pronunciation.
■ Reading: You can tap on any words while reading and the app will demonstrate its pronunciation and translation. You may also add words to your favorite category and keep them in one place.
■ Dictation: Collaborative games are designed to test your ability to form sentences according to the audio. It will keep you motivated and master the lessons in no time.
■ Vocabulary: Key words for each lesson will be stored for future review.
■ Lessons: Contains various topics of REAL Chinese dialogues and new lessons will be added weekly
■ Offline learning supported.
■ Written translations in Traditional & Simplified Chinese, Pinyin and English.
■ Audios from native speakers are provided for each sentence.
■ Adjustable audio speed.
■ Adjustable font size.
■ Learn anytime and anywhere across devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch).

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ChineseSkill Team

What's New

Version 4.3.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings
1.1K Ratings

Best Chinese-learning app I've found

This is the only app that I've been happy and satisfied to practice Chinese on! There is consistency in the lessons, you are allowed to skip the character writing if you're more interested in communication than actual literacy, and you can ALWAYS go back and review things that you've already learned in a multitude of ways. With every lesson you build more, so unlike many other apps, you don't just "tick off" learning something and then never practice it again so you forget. There's also games and immersion lessons. I haven't even been able to use every facet of the app yet, but I know I will continue using this for a long time! Thank you for making a great app--and for free!


Fantastic learning tool

What sets this app apart from the rest is that the contents are all free, as well as being completely ad-free (unheard of these days). This app is up there with the best paid language apps! very easy to pick up and has great depth that cover the basics excellently, before steadily moving you onto a higher level which all feels very fluid and streamlined! It’s the perfect stepping stone for anyone beginning mandarin, and looking to progress onwards from there. The devs have obviously put a lot of time and effort into this app and clearly share a passion for language learning. Download it, give it a try, and if you enjoy it as much as I have be sure to give a little donation for their efforts!


Wow! Simply amazing

I don’t usually write reviews, but I have to give merit to the developers of this app! I have tried multiple applications for improving my Chinese. Whilst Pleco and Chineasy are alright for vocab, they’re both quite limited.

This app on the other hand is superb! Works beautifully, offers a wide area of lessons, grammar is perfectly explained and easy to understand. And I recently ventured and discovered all the other content, the games and the immersion exercises. All FREE! Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for creating something that is for the sole purpose of learning!


Chineseskill Co., Ltd.
166.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© ChineseSkill
In-App Purchases
  1. Learn Mandarin Contribution Ⅰ £4.99
  2. Learn Mandarin Contribution Ⅱ £9.99
  3. Learn Mandarin Contribution Ⅳ £19.99


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