This app introduces Chinese characters to non-native speakers or young kids in a fun and intuitive way: to understand their origins as pictures of the objects they represent.

For example, the Chinese character for sun was originally a circle with a dot in its center. It has evolved over the history, but you can still find traces of its original shape.

Besides explaining the picture meanings, this application also demonstrates the correct way of writing the characters and even let you practice on your iPhone side by side with the demonstration. You'll find that you will be able to read and write dozens of Chinese characters in no time!

Please rate or write a comment of this free application. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

About the Full Version

The full version covers hundreds more featured characters with history, pronunciation, stroke order demonstration and writing practices. It also includes a Progressive Study section that let users learn and test their understanding of characters with the most common ones first. In addition it has an index/search utility for quick lookup of characters.

What's New

Version 2.2.7

- 64 bit and iOS 11 support

Ratings and Reviews


Ren Ni

I have been looking for something like this for ages: an app (or any easily obtainable information) to help me learn Chinese characters. This app is exactly what I was hoping for! It is so addictive and has been an enormous help to endear stand the construct of characters in an interesting and addictive way! 谢谢

Useful app to start Chinese


Great app to start as a beginner.
It would be good if the examples of how characters are used also had the audio to hear how the sentence is read.

Great little app.


This is a nice easy way to start or back up your beginner Chinese Lang learning. Can't find a paid larger version, but this is nice as a starter. Nice graphics and easy to use stroke recognition. Text history of word is useful as is the pronunciation button.

A few more categories would be nice -I'd happily buy a paid fuller version.


9.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Jay X. Zhang


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