Dong Chinese - Learn Mandarin

4.4
141 reviews
10K+
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Content rating
Teen
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About this app

Learn new words in their full context through thousands of real example sentences, captioned images, songs, and videos.

Understand the building blocks of Chinese characters through full explanations of their component parts and etymology.

Keep track of your progress over time, and find new content appropriate for your level.
Updated on
Nov 22, 2023

Data safety

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No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

Review by A Google user on March 31, 2020
A Google user
Great app for learning Chinese! I especially like the writing function which gives the correct stroke order and provides historical context behind why each character looks the way it is. As a visual learner this makes it much easier to remember how a character looks compared to just reading. The app also has a progress function which really motivates me to progress a little every day.
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4.4
137 reviews
A Google user
November 25, 2019
It's similar to ClozeMaster but includes a lot more features and it aggregates lots of Chinese audio/video content to supplement the vocab learning, which is totally unique. The dictionary is similar and sometimes better than the Outlier dictionary on Pleco. I wish the sentence audio was better than the standard TTS. I also wish I could turn of the AI Challenger sentences because they feel lower quality, especially for beginner levels. But totally worth it!
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Peter Olson
November 25, 2019
Thanks for the feedback! Improving the sentence quality is an ongoing process that I'm working on, and beginner levels will require a significant amount of manual review. In any case I'm glad you found Dong Chinese useful!
Samuel Mitchell
May 8, 2020
Love the app, especially the writing section. I haven't found anything besides filling a page with the same character that teaches stroke order well and that's no fun. Also when I had problems accessing it because of my VPN, the developer contacted me within the hour to get it resolved. Very impressive and reassuring to know they're so involved in this app. I recommend this app 100% (and that includes the subscription).
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Peter Olson
May 7, 2020
Hi Samuel, please contact us at peter@dong-chinese.com and we will gladly help you in resolving the issue.
A Google user
July 13, 2019
This app is AMAZING! Beautifully programmed and easy to use, it incorporates reading, writing, listening, and speaking modalities along with cultural and historical resources. It is an absolute game-changer for working on characters. I literally cried when I saw what I could write after just a few weeks of practice. I have worked on multiple languages using all sorts of resources. I can say that this app is the most helpful I have ever encountered.
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