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Decipher is the best Chinese app to inspire you to learn Mandarin every day.

Get free daily articles written by experienced teachers specifically for learners. Articles are graded by HSK level and come with tools – dictionary, pinyin, vocab guide and Chinese audio. Practice reading, listening and choose your own vocabulary to memorize and study 5 words a day for a guided personal journey – no more flashcard drills.

Refresh your reading skills, supplement your lessons or for fun. A quick dose everyday is efficient and effective.

Read Mandarin for pleasure

IMPORTANT: FREE ARTICLES ARE PUBLISHED DAILY! Access to the archive and advanced functionality requires an in-app subscription.

★ Simple reads added daily – China news, culture, history, popular Chinese sayings
★ Suitable for beginners and intermediate skill level at HSK 1,2,3,4,5
★ Archive of 300+ articles *
★ Chinese dictionary with one touch
★ Option to display pin yin over hanzi
★ Read Mandarin in both simplified and traditional characters
★ Listen to Mandarin pronunciation through audio, by word or by phrases
★ Colour coded HSK language guide and hints
★ Save words you like for learning *
★ Synchronised across phone, tablet and your web browser
★ Export vocab to CSV, Pleco dictionary, Skritter writing or Anki flash cards *
★ Chat live to language friends and teachers/tutors in our social forum
★ Vote for more magazine stories, proverbs or idioms
★ Intelligently tracks your study progress and suggests words to review
★ See popular words and character from other students
(*limited unless upgraded via in-app subscription)

☆ Don't say Ni Hao to friends (HSK 1)
☆ Breakfast in China (HSK 2)
☆ Popular phrases for travelling to Taiwan (HSK 3)
☆ Dating apps in China (HSK 4)
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What's New

Decipher Unlimited. We've listened to feedback and included more free articles, especially at higher levels, so you can judge if you like the app. If you are learning Chinese casually, there are plenty of free articles to keep you practicing.
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Additional Information

April 3, 2017
Current Version
Requires Android
4.0 and up
Content Rating
In-app Products
$4.99 - $7.70 per item
Offered By
Decipher Chinese
Decipher Chinese Language Learning Ltd 20-22 Wenlock Road London N1 7GU UNITED KINGDOM
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