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ChinesePod’s Official App gives you the freedom to study nearly 4,000 Mandarin lessons in the palm of your hand.

Select a lesson, plug in your headphones, and start studying -- on the train, while doing the laundry, when at the gym, wherever! The world is now your classroom.

You are going to stick with studying Mandarin Chinese when you have the freedom to fit it into your daily routine. And with new lessons added every week, you are guaranteed to never run out of something to study!


No need to sign up or login on app to access the lessons/contents.

We have a lesson for that.
-- Over 3500+ lessons available (the largest lesson library of any Mandarin E-Learning Platform!)
-- Five levels of Mandarin lessons, with over 300 lessons per level: Newbie, Elementary, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced
-- New lessons added weekly

Study Mandarin in the sky… on a boat… or on the road....
-- Download lessons onto your device so you can listen offline

No more searching through a textbook to find what you need.
-- Easy-filter feature allows you to find the lessons you need
-- Filter by Bookmarked Lessons, Skill Level, or Downloaded Lessons

Everything you need, all in one place.
-- Three audio tracks for every lesson: listen to the full-show, isolate the dialogue, or listen to the audio vocabulary review
-- Complete lesson review activities including grammar notes, expansion sentences, vocabulary lists and dialogue breakdowns
-- Audio from native speakers are provided for every sentence, as well as each vocabulary word
-- Written translations in Traditional & Simplified Chinese, Pinyin and English

Eye strain, be gone!
-- Adjustable font sizes


Read our reviews and see why people love learning Mandarin with ChinesePod:

"When I was learning Mandarin, ChinesePod was my favourite resource by far. It was essential in getting me up to basic conversational level in just a few months. I recommend it to everyone learning Chinese!"
Benny Lewis "The Irish Polyglot", Language expert, bestselling author and blogger;

"ChinesePod has a vast scope of topics and diversity in levels, which makes it extremely convenient to progress, never-mind the entertaining hosts, great top-down approach and super useful additional content!"
Niel de la Rouviere, Language Blogger and Developer at Buffer

"ChinesePod is an incredible resource for mastering spoken Chinese - a vast library of entertaining lessons from a great collection of teachers, all short and friendly enough to squeeze into a busy schedule."
Mike Love, Creator of Pleco Chinese Dictionary

To access the whole content, a user needs to subscribe for premium account plan. A user does not need to create an account with ChinesePod or login on app to subscribe our service.

The price for a Premium Account is:
- Length of the subscription: 1 month
- Price of the subscription: $29.99 USD
- Information about the auto-renewable nature of the subscription: Auto-renewing, until cancelled by user.


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Customer Reviews

Lacking Features & Poor Support

There are many features missing in this app which are otherwise available to premium subscribers online, so beware of CP if the iOS app will be your primary vehicle for access to subscription services. One such example would be user forums and sharing to social networks. Simple to build in, but conspicuously absent in the app.

In addition, their support team is a rather confused lot who fail to distinguish between features in the app and features found via the website. Seems to them there is a naive equivalency. For example, I emailed support to suggest adding social network sharing feature for lessons and also addition of access to user forums. They replied that this feature exists. I asked where. They said on the website. I said... Exactly. And my ticket was closed without further response.

While this app is an improvement over the embarrassingly awful previous version, there are still essential and basic features missing that inhibit me from taking full advantage of the premium subscription for which I pay a substantial fee.

So, one star. If they respond to user demand for basic feature additions/enhancements so I can fully realize the value of ChinesePod, then I will come back and re-review.

I appreciate Chinesepod, but the phone app is always buggy

Don't know why Chinesepod in its various incarnations has never been able to get the bugs out of any version of their phone app. Very frustrating.

I had a three star review, but the more I use the more frustrating it gets. I download lessons, then they're gone the next day. Even the bugs are buggy.

Trouble Connecting to Server

Beautiful app and a great improvement on its predecessor but I've only gotten it to work once and now it's either saying it can't connect to the server or won't load anything. Already tried both with and without a VPN but still won't work.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Released:
  • Version: 0.7.1
  • Size: 9.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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