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Chineasy’s award-winning methodology will help you master 1000+ Chinese words easily.

Chineasy Cards provides:
• A GAME-BASED CHINESE LEARNING JOURNEY: quizzes help test your understanding
• ILLUSTRATION & ASSOCIATIVE LEARNING: illustrations and cultural insights help you connect words to their meaning easily
• BITE-SIZED LEVELS: each level includes 4-6 words for on-the-go learning!
• NEW LEVELS EVERY MONTH: subscribe to unlock new content every month and build your Chinese skill level

Learn Chinese through beautiful illustrations and stories! Build your vocabulary from a few simple characters to thousands of complex words. From total beginners to intermediate learners, everyone can learn to recognize and pronounce Chinese words on the go and unlock cultural insights along the way.

While playing, you’ll lay the foundation to reach basic Chinese literacy and advance your Chinese level skills.

“Have six minutes to spare? Plenty of time to learn 40 Chinese characters!” - TED
“A Brilliant Way to Learn Chinese Through Pictures” - WIRED
“A Fast Way to Start Reading Chinese” - The Wall Street Journal
“How Clever Design Can Help You Learn Chinese” - Slate
“Learn Mandarin the Chineasy Way” - Financial Times
“Chineasy is Alphabet of the Chinese Language” - Journal du design


Enjoy the first 8 levels for free!

• Unlock new levels every month
• Learn 1000+ words easily along the way
• Save more by subscribing annually

$1.99 monthly • $19.99 annually USD


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What's New

Version 1.1.1

This version includes a few performance improvements. Thank you and stay tuned for our future updates.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Traditional or Simplified?


I like some of the aspects of this new app, but question why it does not concentrate on either Traditional or Simplified characters.
As a fairly new student to Mandarin I find it confusing to switch between the two. I feel it is important to understand that I am learning one system or the other. There doesn’t appear to be any reason to switch between, maybe they did it because some look better visually. If so, this is a deceiving way to market an app that is geared toward education.
I have been looking forward to using the Chineasy ideas in app form for my learning, but this release was quite disappointing and not worth my time or money to learn a mix-n-match of methods.

Update: I am not buying the developers response. They do not give a choice of which characters they make you learn, which switches between traditional and simplified. I will agree with the statement about teaching the cultural insights, but the fact remains that they are not giving choices and will end up confusing students when they realize they cannot use the characters interchangeably.

Developer Response

Thanks for the feedback, it is much appreciated. Regarding the simplified or traditional, we provide both traditional and simplified Chinese in the app’s cultural insights. You can learn either one, or both, as you wish.

Great app


You won't regret this download. I've read other reviews asking for full language course features like pronunciation tests, but none of that is necessary, not while Duolingo already exists. The one thing that Duolingo does NOT offer (other than Chineasy's wonderful illustrative mnemonics), is quizzing on writing and stroke order. This is absolutely necessary when learning Chinese. If we could have exercises on writing with fingers or the Apple pencil, this earn a full five stars. Bonus if it offered tracing hints at first and had a really intuitive reading of your writing along with a strict grading curve when it comes to stroke order.
Edit: I'll add one more thing. If you're going to make it multiple choice, you have to make the options all be part of the same lesson. If only one of the four options is something I recognize from the last 5 minutes, it's too easy. All options should be from the same section whether it's symbols or translations.

Developer Response

Thanks for such detailed feedback. We really appreciate it. We aim to implement more features in future releases. So stay tuned!

A great app but it needs improvements

trumpet + language lover

I love Chinese, but it needs some improvements. First of all Chineasy needs a way for you to write down Chinese characters and see if you got the writing correct. Also Chineasy needs a way for you to speak Chinese characters and receive feedback. I would also like it if there was a feature that would allow you to translate the sentences you have learned to reinforce the language. Lastly Chineasy needs a way to review the characters that you have learned every 10 lessons or what is appropriate for the situation. Overall I am very pleased with this app and it will get better throughout time and I’m excited to continue my learning through Chineasy. If you want to learn Chinese use Chineasy!

Developer Response

Thank you very much for such a great review!


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Chineasy Ltd
111 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Chineasy Ltd
In-App Purchases
  1. Monthly Premium $1.99
  2. Annual Premium $19.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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