Du Chinese - Read and Learn

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6.91K reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this app

Reading Chinese Made Easy

Du Chinese is a Mandarin reading app which lets you quickly look up the translation of any word or sentence with a simple tap.
The lessons include English translations for both words and sentences, and have full human voice recordings which are synchronized with the text. The word translations are context-dependent to give you the word's meaning in the current sentence.

Du Chinese contains Mandarin lessons of difficulties ranging from newbie to master, and new lessons are added frequently. The lessons cover topics like everyday life in China, funny stories, business, and the latest trends in China.

* Human voice recordings synchronized with the texts
* Context-dependent word translations
* Sentence translations
* Save and review words using an intuitive flashcard system
* Supports both simplified and traditional Chinese characters
Updated on
Mar 10, 2022

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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Personal info, App activity, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
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6.91K reviews
Porter James
March 20, 2022
Reading exercises are a great way to study Chinese... includes correct pronunciation and word for word translation of each character, along with the ability to slow down and repeat the passage as needed. I didn't find the flash cards feature as helpful... to study, I follow the exercises from Du Chinese then enter the vocab into Anki to practice with spaced repetition.
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March 20, 2022
Thank you for your review! We're planning a larger update of the flashcard system in Du Chinese, so if you have any thoughts on how we can make it more helpful, please send us an email at support@duchinese.net and let us know how we can improve.
Peggy Lai
March 26, 2022
Great app with consistently very meaningful updates. Out of all the language learning reading apps I've used (including for learning French and Spanish), this is the best reading app I've found. Very intuitive interface. Beautiful yet simple design. Especially for a language as complicated to read as chinese, it's really remarkable how much punch is packed into such a simple -to -use app.
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Author Daisy Torres
October 31, 2021
This is a great app!! It allows you to see the sentence translation if you tap on it, and if you press and hold a word, you can see that word's definition. You can select different levels of reading. There is newbie, beginner, intermediate, and so on. I am beginner, and could read the newbie lessons easily. There isn't an overabundance of ads, which is awesome, and the lessons come with native speakers that read the stories you want.
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What's new

We're happy to present several new additions to the reading screen:
- You can now go directly to word details from the reading screen
- Show pinyin for difficult words only
- Choose transliteration mode (pinyin/tones only/Bopomofo)
- Choose between four different fonts (Premium only)
- And several more improvements…
We hope you will enjoy this update!