Drops: Learn Mandarin Chinese

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About this app

What if 🇨🇳 Mandarin Chinese language learning would be a crazy fun game instead of the usual memorization drills? With Drops, it’s an effortless and fun learning Chinese experience with practical vocabulary that sticks to your memory with its catchy graphics, and quick mini-games.

The crazy part? It only takes 5 minutes a day to practice Chinese vocabulary. Sounds counter productive but it works like a charm! :)

These are the ingredients of our secret sauce:

👀 100% illustrated: Images instantly carry a meaning - there’s no need to use your native language at all! Nothing in the middle to get you second guessing. It’s faster, effective, and definitely more fun for daily Mandarin Chinese language learning! :)

🏎 5 min sessions: Limited time for practice sounds crazy but that’s what makes it incredibly addictive – which is a cool thing for learning Chinese words. There’s close to zero barrier entry for reasons not to learn. You’ll have no excuses even on the busiest day!

🕹 Effortless play: Games are addictive and fun, and we distilled these as the essence of Drops. The end result? A truly immersive Mandarin Chinese language learning experience that is not a waste of time since while you are playing you are also building a valuable knowledge in language.

⚡Quick: Keyboarding typing is slow. With Drops, taps and rapid swipes is all you need for learning Chinese. Trust us, those extra seconds are handy during the game learning session. ;)

🎯 Vocabulary only: No grammar, just curated practical words. These two are our focus and we do it pretty well! The Drops app teaches Cantonese and Mandarin too!

💁Forge a habit: We want to make you an addict to language learning. An established habit + an effective method is what works with Mandarin Chinese language! And this is the combo that Drops helps you build!

We are proud of our beautiful word pronunciations from our professional voice talents!

Drops is free to use for casual learners with 99 topics, and 1700 Chinese words to choose from. Hardcore language learners can opt-in for our premium plans with unlimited learning time and to progress faster. Susbscription plans start from $2.99 per month.

🌍 Empowering people through Chinese language knowledge is our goal, with Drops as a special tool that uses a universal language that we can all speak: pictures!

P.S. A friendly warning, this language learning app can really get you addicted to learning. :)

😍 If you love Chinese Drops as much as we enjoyed building it, please leave us a review! :) Questions? Contact us at sup@languagedrops.com
Updated on
Mar 17, 2023

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10.1K reviews
A Google user
February 24, 2019
I was using this to learn the Chinese radicals. However, I am going to delete it. There are too many errors. Either the tone being said is wrong or the tone with the pinyin is incorrect. Also, the constant ad notifications are annoying. It's too expensive for an app that's full of errors. The only positive is that it is great for learning to write characters.
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Hela Kelemen
May 12, 2021
This app is great besides the (female) audio. The voice sometimes doesn't match the pinyin tone, which is confusing. (Is iy on purpose, though?) Also, the pronounciation of some words doesn't sound authentic, and I've been casually learning Mandarin for nearly two years. Please correct me if I'm talking nonsense, though! It can be an accent that I'm not familiar with... Otherwise, I highly reccomend Drops! It really stands out among the many apps I've used, and it's one of the few I've kept. ❤
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September 17, 2020
I really enjoy it. It teaches me a lot, and I like how you can always see the vocabulary and hear pronunciation even when your five minutes are up. I'd recommend practicing in a space where you're comfortable to try to pronounce what you learn. It's faster and more fun. Having a limit on learning can be annoying, but it helps you not get burnt out.
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What's new

We made improvements to the Drops app! This update contains bug fixes and offers you a better play experience. Happy language learning!