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Skritter Chinese

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字字 - Over 450,000,000 items studied! - 字字

Let sparks fly and ink splatter as you learn to write Chinese characters faster than Confucius himself!

Master thousands of Chinese characters with the #1 character-learning app, now on iOS! You choose the vocabulary lists, you set the pace, and Skritter handles the rest—a writing coach in the palm of your hand. Say goodbye to forgotten characters, tone mistakes, and your pile of flashcards. Say 你好 to the language learning app from the future you’ve been waiting for.

Total beginner? The Skritter Chinese 101 list will take you through the basics. Using a textbook? We’ve got 230 of the most common textbooks. Want to study your own words? Make your own lists in no time—Skritter automatically fills in the pinyin, definitions, audio, character decompositions, and even top mnemonics. ChinesePod, Heisig, HSK, radicals, 3000 user-created lists—it’s all right here.

• 10,000 characters and 400,000 words
• Simplified, traditional, or both at once!
• Writing, tones, pinyin, definitions—it’s your call
• Study offline, auto-sync when you reconnect

• Learn each item forever in 54 seconds
• The only SRS designed specifically for Chinese
• Review words right before you forget them
• Automatically adds new words when you’re ready

• Free for one week, $7.50-14.99/mo after that
• Cancel any time, keep reviewing forever for free
• Subscribe in-app to add new words
• Call or email us personally—we’ll take care of you

“If I could only keep one app on my iPod, this would be it without a doubt. Skritter will change your life!”
― Wendy Werneth, UN Translator, Switzerland

“Learning to write Chinese characters has never been so fun. From writing zero to 2000+ characters in six months!”
― Brian Jackson, Economist, Alaska

“An absolutely amazing app. While it’s gorgeous (never had this much fun using an iPhone until now), it also makes me want to actually study whenever I have downtime.”
― Greg Bell, Master’s Student, Taiwan

“It has completely changed how I study. You won't find me cooped up inside anymore. You'll find me at the wetlands surrounding the city, using my iPod to Skritter and chatting with the people strolling on the path. Or I'll be at the local dumpling joint, the owner's kids grabbing my iPod to play with the app and "teach" me how to write correctly.”
― Alex Louis, Volunteer, China

Skritter users LOVE that they can learn Chinese in life’s spare moments. Skritter on planes, trains, and buses; in bed, class, and boring meetings; at the gym, office, and park; or while watching TV. Forget throwing birds at rocks—master the most beautiful script in the world instead.

Chinese learners have been waiting 3500 years for this app. Wait no more—download Skritter now!


After your free week, Skritter subscriptions are available for purchase inside this app.

One month subscription (automatically renewed until canceled).
Six months subscription (automatically renewed until canceled).
One year subscription (automatically renewed until canceled).
Two years subscription (not automatically renewed).

Your subscription will be charged to your iTunes account automatically at confirmation of purchase and will automatically renew at the same price unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period.

Current subscriptions may not be canceled during the active subscription period, but you can manage your subscriptions by visiting your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.

Please see for our privacy policy.

What's New in Version 2.7.2

Restored Pleco button for users with the Pleco Chinese dictionary installed.


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Customer Reviews

Good...But it's in need of an update

First, don't get me wrong. This is a great app and it has helped me learn vocabulary and characters faster than any other method I have tried. If you are serious about learning Chinese then this app is a must have.

That being said. The app is in desperate need of an update. It hasn't been updated in some time and it definitely shows.

The character writing/vocabulary exercises work well enough. The app also integrates with the Chinese dictionary Pleco, which is fantastic.

Creating custom lists and editing them is where the experience goes a bit sour. It's slow, clunky and has a lot of room for improvement. Fortunately, there are a number of lists already published, but I like to create my own lists and wish the experience was a bit smoother.

The app is also a bit expensive, but I would have an easier time justifying the price if the app was updated to improve the user experience.

Excellent learning tool

I've been using this for over four years now, both for learning to write the characters and for memorizing the tones, and now mainly for review so I don't forget what I've learned. Along with the Pleco dictionary one of the indispensable tools for learning Chinese. Highly recommended.

Worth every penny

Works great. I thought I would sample it for a month and stop paying but it's become indispensable to me and worth paying to continue. After six months I have learned over 500 characters and 300 words.

Skritter Chinese
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.7.2
  • Size: 156 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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