Chinese Writer

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4.8
4.39K reviews
500K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Learn how to write thousands of Chinese characters - it's educational, entertaining and addictive!

Characters fall from the top of the screen — tap them and draw them correctly to score points. Just don't let them reach the bottom, or—kaboom! Lose three and the game is over, but the learning continues: you can review everything that you saw, complete with stroke order diagrams and practice at your own pace. Characters you made the most mistakes on are highlighted at the top of the list.

⇨ It's more than a game!

✓ trainchinese Chinese Writer can test you on more than 5,000 Simplified and Traditional Chinese characters, and features stroke-order diagrams, English explanations and high quality audio recordings for every pronunciation of each one.

✓ The app remembers which characters you've had trouble writing and prioritises them in future games.

⇨ It's suitable for everyone!

✓ Characters are divided into packs by difficulty according to the official HSK standard. Hundreds are included in this free download.

✓ Create your own packs by searching for characters by Pinyin. You can even mix Pinyin, English and Chinese characters in one search to find as many results as possible, and one tap adds them all to your custom pack.

✓ Your kids can play. Your grandmother can too. Now everyone can enjoy the pleasure of learning this beautiful system of writing.

✓ Whatever your writing level, you'll improve with trainchinese Chinese Writer. Beginners can start with simpler characters and at a slower pace, while experienced students will blaze their way through those HSK 4 hanzi!

⇨ It's connected!

✓ Create your own character packs and share them with friends by email.

✓ Feeling proud of yourself? Share your high score with your friends via Twitter and Facebook.

✓ Already a trainchinese user? Download the characters you're learning into trainchinese Chinese Writer for free!

Learn to write Chinese characters with trainchinese Chinese Writer. It's educational, entertaining - and addictive!

⇨ We'd love to hear what you think about Chinese Writer. Contact us any time at cs@trainchinese.com!
Updated on
Feb 21, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
App activity and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

4.7
3.95K reviews
A Google user
February 9, 2020
5 stars because this is an amazing utility for improving your speed for writing Chinese. -1 star because at the outset of each trial, the definition of the word is scrolling versus just static at top or bottom of the screen. Due to the scrolling, you can't learn the meaning of the words your writing unless you write less quickly... And if you write less quickly, you lose. So the learning experience is thereby negated slightly.
47 people found this review helpful
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trainchinese
June 4, 2021
Hi Justin—since this review we've updated the app and word definitions no longer scroll by themselves. Thanks to you and others who provided feedback on that: your input was important to the app redesign!
Ryan Matthews
February 14, 2023
I think this is the best app out there for studying the hanzi. I bought the two upgrades (unlocked all characters and brush font). It's not perfect but it's good. I think they could take some notes from "Kanji Study" by Chase Colburn. Suggested improvements would be ways to import/export characters from a text file, updating to HSK 3.0, sorting custom lists, and an option to practice a given character until perfect.
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trainchinese
February 16, 2023
Hi Ryan, thanks for the text file suggestion! We'll include this in the next update, coming in about a week. It'll be an extension of the existing "import" feature (that currently is only for pack files). Regarding HSK 3.0—you should be seeing that already. If it doesn't match what you expect, please email cs@trainchinese.com and we'll try to help!
A Google user
January 12, 2019
I would give this app 5 stars if it didn't randomly minimize, on occasion. Also, there have been times when characters will stop falling, and the only way i can get them to start again, is if I pause and unpause the game. I had one occasion where I kept swiping and nothing happened. Otherwise, the game looks great and it a lot of fun. I'm not sure any other app makes it so easy to practice writing hanzi.
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trainchinese
June 4, 2021
Hi Melissa. The issues you described should be completely resolved with our newest updates to the app. Thanks for playing Chinese Writer!

What's new

This update adds automatic syncing of learning progress and streak history for logged-in trainchinese users. You can now learn seamlessly across multiple devices, and schools can more easily share one device with multiple accounts. Thanks for playing!