trainchinese Dictionary

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About this app

trainchinese will teach you Chinese, with a free and complete dictionary, thousands of vocab lists, example sentences, audio recordings, measure words and character animations – and a powerful flash card system featuring handwriting training. Join thousands of others who've learned Chinese with trainchinese!

★ We're using our very own dictionary, made by bilingual experts in Beijing. It's got 100,000 words and search algorithms that prioritise words that you'll actually want to learn! For example, try searching for "tree" in your existing Chinese dictionary. More than likely you'll see 木 – not helpful at all! Search with trainchinese and you'll get 一棵树 first ("a tree") and 树 on its own second – now that's useful!

★ Dictionary results include measure words, examples, character animations and even full decompositions so you can see what goes into every character.

★ Partial searches start returning results as soon as you begin typing. If you make a spelling mistake, you'll get suggestions for words you might have meant.

★ Get measure words for thousands of nouns. Tap measure words for full details and access to related searches.

★ Search for words by type! Add "n." to your query to prioritise nouns, for example.

★ trainchinese is great for study, because our words are organised into more than 1,000 word lists covering topics from International Relations to American Football Teams and more. Students of HSK, TOCFL and YCT will feel right at home. Something's missing? We often add new vocabulary lists on request so that everybody can benefit.

★ Highlight words with your finger for super-fast access to character animations, related searches and more!

★ Whether you're studying the Simplified (mainland China and Singapore) or Traditional (Hong Kong and Taiwan) variants, we've got you covered! Easily switch between them or choose to display both in dictionary results and on flash cards.

★ Create flash cards with audio and animation from dictionary entries. Organise them into lists, and share them with friends (or students).

★ The Spaced Repetition system ensures you'll memorize those words for good.

★ Train however you want: each card is available in four different modes to test different aspects of Chinese study. See Chinese, Pinyin or English and get tested on translation, and even compare your handwriting to a stroke-order animation side-by-side, synchronized!

★ Flash cards are saved on your device and synchronized with, where you can also train with them and find more great content.

★ Add study notes to your flash cards - they're saved and backed up at

Note: this is the English-Chinese version of the app. We also offer separate apps for:

• Китайско-русский словарь:

• Diccionario Chino-Español:
Updated on
Aug 31, 2021

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3.96K reviews
Paul Hammes
November 1, 2022
Really wanted it to work as I am looking for a good vocab trainer. This is not it. Extremely unintuitive. Crashes. Training makes no sense at all. It shows a character and one correct translation. Where is the test? Also I do not like subscription. I am willing to pay for a good app but only once not continously. Will give it another try but likely will uninstall. The Chinese Writer app from the same company is very good.
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November 2, 2022
Thanks for your review! We're working on a Chinese Writer-style redesign for 2023 that I hope addresses most of this. As for training—you're describing the "Honesty" mode, where it's up to you to say if you know the word or not. When starting training try selecting "Multiple choice" instead. During training, the "Tips" button explains what to do.
August 26, 2021
A great resource for learning but I haven't given it 5 stars because one thing about it really irritates me. A message pops up as each mode of flashcard training is completed. This message sits on top of the next card and its poor placement prevents reading the definition until the message fades. A minor thing to be sure but I have had to wait literally thousands of times for this message to disappear as I train. Seems like a minor fix to add a flag to suppress the message.
36 people found this review helpful
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August 26, 2021
Thanks for the feedback! You're right—that message isn't very well placed. We're working on an update at the moment and will improve this! Thanks for using trainchinese =).
A Google user
November 12, 2019
Thank you very much, your apps are really great, but unfortunately, the audio recording of Chinese words is very bad, I mean that the high sound frequencies are completely missing. Note that any sound close to the English letter S is completely missing what it corresponds to in Chinese, the sound is very important, I decided to stop using your application
34 people found this review helpful
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What's new

This update includes bug fixes for trainchinese. Thanks for using the app!