Learn how to write thousands of Chinese characters - it's educational, entertaining and addictive!

— It's easy to play —

Characters fall from the top of the screen - you have to tap them and draw them correctly to score points. Just don't let them reach the bottom, or - kaboom! Let five of them drop and the game is finished! But the learning continues; you can review everything that you saw, complete with stroke order diagrams and testing at your own pace. Characters you made the most mistakes on are highlighted at the top of the list.

— It's more than a game —

• trainchinese Chinese Writer can test you on 7,600 Simplified and Traditional Chinese characters, and features stroke-order diagrams, English explanations and high quality audio recordings for every possible pronunciation of each one.

• The app remembers which characters you've had trouble writing and prioritises them in future games, as well as highlighting them in the character pack browsing screen.

• Includes an animated introduction to the basic rules for writing Chinese characters.

— It's suitable for everyone —

• Characters are divided into packs by difficulty according to the official HSK standard. Hundreds are included in this free download.

• Create your own packs by searching for characters by Pinyin. You can even mix Pinyin, English and Chinese characters in one search to find as many results as possible, and one tap adds them all to your custom pack.

• Your kids can play. Your grandmother can too. Now everyone can enjoy the pleasure of learning this beautiful system of writing.

• Whatever your writing level, you'll improve with trainchinese Chinese Writer. Beginners can start with simpler characters and at a slower pace, while experienced students will blaze their way through those HSK 4 hanzi!

— It's connected —

• Create your own character packs and share them with friends by email.

• Feeling proud of yourself? Share your high score with your friends via Twitter and Facebook.

• Already a trainchinese user? Download the characters you're learning into trainchinese Chinese Writer for free!

Learn to write Chinese characters with trainchinese Chinese Writer. It's educational, entertaining - and addictive!

What’s New

Version 3.0.5

Now you can play at a more relaxed pace, with up to 60 seconds before a character hits the bottom. Plus we've improved the shuffling so you don't see the same characters over and over. There are also some lovely bug fixes for iOS 9 and small screens!

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
15 Ratings
15 Ratings
EarnestAppReviews ,

Good concept but major flaws

This app is a good concept, but there are major flaws. One of them being that you are unable to write the straight up to down stroke. For example the character 巨.

Lampfth ,


Some of the traditional characters won't allow you to write.

Red ninja gamer ,


Hmm my mom wants me to learn Chinese but the order doesn't seem right for me tho just when I try to do some patterns I always am rushed and annoyed all I wanted was to do Chinese symbols but I got to worry about my time limit and it doesn't even show the order of the character! 😤😤


trainchinese B.V.
114.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Russian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Molatra Limited
In-App Purchases
  1. All Additional Characters $9.99
  2. Additional Characters: 1B $0.99
  3. Additional Characters: 1C $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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