Chinese apps and online resources

Apps for iOS and Android

The following is a list of useful applications for your iOS, i.e. iPhone or iPad, and Android devices. While we are not endorsing any of these applications in particular we found that some of them are quite helpful and are used at school as well. Have a look and decide for yourself what you would like to use.

Reading Vocabulary for lower grades. Fun Chinese for iOS Fun Chinese for Android
Vocabulary learning. Kids Mandarin  –
Lingu Pinguin English/Chinese for iOS  –
CanUHanyu for iOS CanUHanyu for Android
Writing Learn to trace Chinese symbols. Word Tracer for iOS
Fun game practising Chinese writing. Chinese Writer for iOS Chinese Writer for Android
Pinyin Allset Pinyin for iOS  –
Fun Pinyin for iOS  –
Dictionary Chinese-English dictionary. KTdict C-E for iOS  –
Set of Dictionaries with pronunciation and hand writing recognition options. Pleco, full version for iOS Pleco, full version for Android


Websites that can help

Some external resources that might help you with discovering and learning Chinese: