What are the best apps to practice Chinese?

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    #1Pleco Chinese Dictionary

    Pleco Chinese Dictionary
    Pleco Chinese Dictionary is a free app for iOS and Android that offers a hub full tools to learn the Chinese language. It has been developed by Pleco, a company specialized on Chinese learning apps.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Matthew Sullivan
    Written on October 15, 2017
    "I've always heard that Chinese is a very difficult language to learn. You know what? It is. With that in mind, you can't go wrong with this as an aid. It won't teach you the language, per se, but it's an invaluable reference and does include features to help you study. The pronunciation help is perfect and the ability to import text to help you translate is amazingly helpful compared to having to jump back and forth from something to look things up."
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    #2Speak Chinese

    Speak Chinese
    "Speak Chinese" is a Mandarin Chinese Passport for Chinese learners to be fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Sean Liang
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "I find the free section of the app to be very helpful for learning small phrases and words. Buying premium is a bit of an issue as they don't seem to have a good link to their off-app site to learn more. I would give this more stars if it was more helpful to it's premium users."
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    #3KTdict C-E

    KTdict C-E
    KTdict C-E is a free app for iOS that will help you on your Chinese learning with a Chinese-English dictionary that has more than 100k entries, and works offline. It also offers a built-in handwriting and voice input recognition.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Richard Delgado
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "Chinese is something I have always wanted to learn but never got around to learning. With this day and age, it is incredibly easy to learn any language you want. I found KTdict C-E while looking. It is the best one I've come across so far. It has tons of great features and it is free. Nothing better than that. "
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    #4Learn Chinese Easily

    Learn Chinese Easily
    Learn Chinese Easily is a free app for Android and iOS devices where, as the title states, you can learn the language as if you played a game, matching words with their corresponding images, and more.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Mildred Bailey
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "This is one of the best free apps out there if you are looking to brush up on your Chinese. It incorporates games into learning the language, which isn't just always for kids. It helped me learn in a less mundane way."
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    #5Learn Chinese (Mandarin) by MindSnacks

    Learn Chinese (Mandarin) by MindSnacks
    Learn Chinese (Mandarin) by MindSnacks is a free app for iOS in which you will be able to learn Chinese while playing fun learning-based games. It also has a focus on learning the basic to be able to speak with locals in a few weeks.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Nathan Baker
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "I'm a homeschool mom to 3 girls, ages 6, 8 and 12. As a part of our curriculum this year, I decided that I wanted each of them to begin learning a language. As I searched online, I was having a hard time finding a language program that was interactive and engaging for young children. For my children to be interested in learning something new, they need to be engaged and excited with ever changing content and new and interesting characters. After searching online, I took my search to the app store and found Learn Chinese (Mandarin) by MindSnacks. My kids fell in love with the cute interface, characters and easy to use design. They're excited about learning. This is an awesome app for kids (and adults too!) looking to learn a new language."
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    #6Chinese Writer by trainchinese

    Chinese Writer by trainchinese
    Chines Writer by trainchinese is a free app focused on writing Chinese characters. You will see those characters falling on your mobile screen and you only hit the leaderboards if you tap the correct ones. English explanations included.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Bobby Simmons
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "I started learning Chinese recently to help with an upcoming vacation to Beijing. This app has been wonderful in giving me practice and learning of the basics and I'm a lot more comfortable about my trip now!"
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    #7ChineseSkill

    ChineseSkill

    ChineseSkill is a free app available for Android and iOS devices that helps you through the learning of the Chinese language. It offers some built-in games and a bunch of useful tools for that purpose.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Aaron Day
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "I am always looking to enrich myself. With ChineseSkill I was able to learn and practice Chinese in the simplest form. This was a great game and tool to help me expand my mind."

Summary

Best What are the best apps to practice Chinese
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Pleco Chinese DictionaryApps 7 Free
2Speak ChineseApps 3 Free
3KTdict C-EApps 3 Free
4Learn Chinese EasilyApps 2 Free
5Learn Chinese (Mandarin) by MindSnacksApps 2 Free
6Chinese Writer by trainchineseApps 2 Free
7ChineseSkillApps 0 Free
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