Learn Chinese with an amazing dictionary (plus OCR) and flash card system.

trainchinese will teach you Chinese, with a free and complete dictionary, thousands of vocab lists, example sentences, audio recordings, measure words, character animations and Optical Character Recognition — not to mention a powerful flash card training system that even includes handwriting training!

• Our dictionary prioritises commonly-used words and phrases above the obscure and obsolete, while example sentences and measure words (classifiers) provide crucial context to help you decide which Chinese word is the most appropriate translation. Other dictionaries just leave you guessing!

• We've got Optical Character Recognition (OCR) too. Spotted some Chinese you can't read? Capture a photo of some Chinese text from a menu, book or sign, and the app identifies and translates the characters for you.

• Search for words by part of speech - simply type the abbreviated type followed by a period (.). For example, "ma n." gets you "ma" words that are nouns.

• Mistyped a word? Helpful spelling suggestions get you to the right results fast.

• Words feature both example sentences and measure words for nouns. It's time to move beyond "个"! And best of all it's all connected: tap examples and measure words to open them as full dictionary entries.

• trainchinese is great for students: it includes more than a thousand vocabulary lists covering topics from International Relations to American Football Teams and more. Feel like something's missing? Users often get in touch to ask for lists on the topics they're studying, and we're happy to oblige! You'll also find lists containing HSK-level words (both old and new standards), plus TOCFL lists for students in Taiwan!

• Highlight words with your finger for super-fast access to character animations, related searches and more!

• Whether you're studying the Simplified (mainland China and Singapore) or Traditional (Hong Kong and Taiwan) variants, we've got you covered! Easily switch between them or choose to display both in dictionary results and on flash cards. Even better, you can use the phonetics you're comfortable with - choose from Pinyin with tone marks, Pinyin with tone numbers or even Zhuyin characters (from the BoPoMoFo system used in Taiwan).

• Create flash cards with audio and animation from dictionary entries. Organise them into lists, and share them with friends (or students).

• Our Spaced Repetition system ensures you'll memorize words for good.

• Train your way: each card is available in four different modes to test different aspects of Chinese study. See Chinese, Pinyin or English and get tested on translation, and even compare your handwriting to a stroke-order animation side-by-side, synchronized! Or if you prefer, there's multiple choice training too (for a real challenge, try it in "Dictation" mode!).

• Flash cards are saved on your device and synchronized with, where you can also train with them and find more great content.

• Add study notes to your flash cards - they're saved and backed up at

Don't forget to check out our other apps (tap our company name in iTunes for more info):

- Chinese Writer
- Chinese Audio Trainer
- My Chinese Library (phrase books)
- Pinyin Trainer
- Number Trainer

What's New

Version 9.2.7

We've added more words and character animations, and made the app fill the screen beautifully on iPhone X!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Pls add word component explanation

Moe Li

Please add word component explanation like what you did on webpage. It will help understand and remember words better. Your app will be perfect with that function.

Thank you.

Traps you in a subscription but Apple in app payment is disabled

Beta Tester99

Interesting app with potential (evenso the quality of the audio is substandard for a chinese language app). However, what you get free, is useless for anything than playing with and testing the app. The "free HSK flashcards" are limited to 20 for the first week, than 15 for the second, than 10 for subsequent weeks. Hence, for any useful work you must subscribe for a minimum of 3 month. The apple in-app payment option is disabled and you are redirected to an external payments website. Other companies with similar subscriptions allow you at least a 2-4 weeks free trial of the entire application. When I tried the subscription option my card was declined. I hope it is not a scam to get card numbers.

This app is superb!


I am so grateful for the latest updates of this app. The company has proved that they want to provide the best possibility for users who want to learn Chinese. The overhaul of the new and organized contents are excellent. Thank you for your hard work. It made my day!


Molatra Limited
173.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Russian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Molatra Limited
In-App Purchases
  1. 3 months + 10 lists ฿559.00
  2. OCR Feature ฿179.00
  3. 3 months ฿419.00


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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