Practice your Chinese reading skills with our lessons for students of all levels.

Du Chinese is a revolutionary Mandarin reading app that lets you quickly look up the translation of any word or sentence with a simple tap.
The lessons include English translations for both words and sentences, and have full human voice recordings which are synchronized with the text. The word translation are context-dependent to give you the word's meaning in the current sentence.

Du Chinese contains lessons of difficulties ranging from newbie to master, and new lessons are added frequently. The lessons cover topics like everyday life in China, business, and the latest trends in China.

* Human voice recordings synchronized with the texts
* Context-dependent word translations
* Sentence translations
* Save and review words using an intuitive flashcard system

Du Chinese offers premium content for subscribing users. The following subscription plans are offered:
* One month subscription for $11.99 USD (automatically renewed until canceled).
* Six month subscription $54.99 USD (automatically renewed until canceled).
* Twelve month subscription $89.99 USD (automatically renewed until canceled).

- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
- Your subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period

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What's New

Version 1.6.0

This new version adds support for iPhone X, and includes some minor bug fixes.
We hope that you will enjoy this new version!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

311 Ratings

311 Ratings

Very fun and applicable


As a long time Chinese learner that has looked into many ways to improve my Chinese, this is one of my favorite tools. The stories are interesting to read and very informative on relevant and compelling current events and traditional and cultural topics. Also, they have connected stories that are also entertaining and I really appreciate the creativity. The Ben and lili saga right now is so great.

The app also color codes level of difficulty of words according to the HSK which is very helpful, and you can save words as quasi flash cards to practice with. Love this app so much.

Good app but some issues. Please hear me out


This app is great, but it should 1. Be updates for the iPhone X! And the prices. I understand the app needs to make money. But do you guys know how many free websites offer your service unlimited for free? With just a couple of searches I can get anything for free. Or buy a huge 500 page book for $2.. please figure out some other way to charge users rather than making us pay your crazy prices. $12 / month is just a bit high. And at least give us the option to pay 1 fee per story.

Great App, Too Expensive


I love this app. It has a lot of what I need in it: Short articles I can get through quickly, different levels, flashcard support... And the free version still has plenty of content. I would love to upgrade, but there's no way I'm paying $12 a month for it. Great for anyone looking to improve their reading (and a little bit of listening).
The only thing I can think of to add would be post-reading questions, probably multiple choice.


Peter Askelof
12.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Peter Askelöf
In-App Purchases
  1. Du Chinese Premium $11.99
  2. Du Chinese Premium $89.99
  3. Du Chinese Premium $54.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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