ChineseSkill is the best Mandarin Chinese learning app for beginners!
And Yes, it's now COMPLETELY FREE!!!

1. Game-based learning course: an easy start for beginners;
2. Quality courses based on the CEFR;
3. Learning while testing (provides review and consolidation);
4. Native pronunciation at standard or slower speed;
5. A novel way to study Chinese characters;
6. Displays Chinese as pinyin or characters or both;
7. Switches easily between simplified and traditional Chinese;
8. Learning progress synchronized across iPad, iPhone, iPod touch;
9. Keep new vocabulary and sentence patterns in your long-term memory;
10. Effective and efficient for learners on the go;

How does ChineseSkill make Chinese learning so easy?
- Learning is game based.
ChineseSkill uses mini-games that test your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills through the entire learning process.
- It’s task-driven.
Content is organized into various skills which are practical and keep learning motivation active.
- It’s effective.
Every item can be mastered in a short time. And you are able to track your progress and review characters, words and sentences on the go.
- It’s helpful.
You are able to record your Chinese pronunciation and compare it with standard pronunciation.
- It makes complicated things simple.
Chinese handwriting, characters and pronunciation are made simple in ChineseSkill. All you need to do is tap and move.

What are you going to learn?
- 50+ Chinese skills
- 150+ Chinese grammar points
- 200+ sentence patterns
- 1000+ key words and phrases
- 2000+ essential Chinese characters

You will have lessons that cover:
-Chinese Basics
Greeting and Introductions;
Chinese food
Chinese games
Past and Future
Friends and Social Life
Dinning and Vacation
Dating and flirting
…and more!

To help users Chinese language skills more fluent, we append the new valued-added Premium Lessons, which has the following cool features:
■ Listening: You can listen to the entire dialogue or only areas you would like to improve.
■ Speaking: You can practice your pronunciation by recording your speaking and comparing it with the standard pronunciation.
■ Reading: You can tap on any words while reading and the app will demonstrate its pronunciation and translation. You may also add words to your favorite category and keep them in one place.
■ Dictation: Collaborative games are designed to test your ability to form sentences according to the audio. It will keep you motivated and master the lessons in no time.
■ Vocabulary: Key words for each lesson will be stored for future review.
■ Lessons: Contains various topics of REAL Chinese dialogues and new lessons will be added weekly
■ Offline learning supported.
■ Written translations in Traditional & Simplified Chinese, Pinyin and English.
■ Audios from native speakers are provided for each sentence.
■ Adjustable audio speed.
■ Adjustable font size.
■ Learn anytime and anywhere across devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch).

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ChineseSkill Team

What's New

Version 4.3

1. Opened up all contents completely for FREE, No Ad, No Subscription!
2. Added intros to Chinese alphabet systems.
3. Added grammar tips to each skill.
4. Improved UX and fixed bugs.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

Love the app - want to give it 7 stars!


I am a teacher and very thoughtful about the ways the human brain absorbs information. I teach in a predominantly Chinese area, so I am motivated to learn Chinese. My students think it is exciting and funny when I try to speak Chinese - they laugh, then help me with my accent and tones.
I bought Rosetta Stone (very expensive) and I do use it, but this app is 1) much easier to get into, 2) more memorable with art than with photos, 3) more multimodal (switching from recognize, recall, listen, write, fill-in, English to Chinese, Chinese to English, etc.), 4) more grammatically oriented (ie this/that), 4) more organized topically, 5) less confusing (when using RS I have to stop and look things up on google translate or else stay confused) 6) more reading/writing (on this app I am starting to read the Chinese before the English), more time friendly (5-10 minute sections), and 8) more [sic] FREE!!!
So great that I took the time to write a review! (I rarely do this)
[[[ If you are a developer reading this review, please turn the large written Chinese characters into Flashcards for optional ongoing vocabulary development (I currently screenshot them, but think it would be a great addition to the app - and thank you!! ]]]



I never imagined that I could learn Chinese before I started using ChineseSkill. This app made it so fun and easy. I can tell I am making visible progresses using it consistently for just a few days. This is the best tool for one to overcome that fear for the mythical side of Chinese language, especially for a native English speaker like myself.

Unlike the others, I like the fact that it doesn’t start with the alphabets and tedious introductions. The app integrates the basics into the lessons so one can start learning useful phrases and feel successful.

The images and user interface are very cute and clean, easy to follow. The panda really motivates me to get it right. One can never be bored and tired from the repeating exercises because of these cute designs. In fact, learning a few lessons goes by really fast without realizing!

I use this together with my college Chinese 101. This app is indeed the best addition to a real-life classroom. I love the fact that I can record myself and compare to the pleasant native audio. I can listen and compare again and again until my own recording gets really close to the native recording. The review system is amazing!!!! I get to choose what I want to review, for example characters only, which is of course the hardest part for a native English speaker. I love drawing them and memorizing them this way.

Great app!!


I like this app so much!! I speak four languages and took two years of Chinese in high school - so I wanted to brush up and keep improving my language, but I found Duolingo wasn't helpful because it asked you to say really weird things that you would never say, like "my shoes are in the hat" - which you would never use..! I love that this app has so many different exercises.

The only thing I'm realizing is that I'm only using the pinyin, which helps me pronounce it, but not actually learn the signs.... maybe that could be an added exercise? That would make it even better!! (And as someone suggested before, a speaking exercise where you have to pronounce it right, since that's so important because of the tones you might actually say something else...)

Thank you so much for this wonderful app and for making it free for people who love studying languages!! :)


Chineseskill Co., Ltd.
165.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© ChineseSkill
In-App Purchases
  1. Learn Mandarin Contribution Ⅰ $4.99
  2. Learn Mandarin Contribution Ⅱ $9.99
  3. Learn Mandarin Contribution Ⅳ $19.99


  • Family Sharing

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