I have waited a long time! Finally there is a really good alternative to the book. It has never been so easy and motivating to learn Chinese!”

Google Play

Excellent This app has volumes of great reading material for a variety of learners. There is something here for everyone--from the absolute newbie to the seasoned reader.”


“I've been trying to brush up and learn more vocab and these short stories and articles are exactly what I needed. They even have traditional Chinese!”

Google Play

What is Du Chinese

Would you like to improve your Chinese reading and listening ability?

Du Chinese is an assisted studying tool that helps you progress faster. It works because of the built in features that let you focus on learning.

Word translations

Easy word lookup

Du Chinese lets you look up the meaning of any word with a simple tap. The dictionary shows you what the word means in that particular sentence.

Sentence translations

Complete translations

All sentences have English translations to help you if you get stuck. The sentences are manually translated by our instructors into natural English.

Voice recordings

Professional and friendly audio

Listen to the article being read aloud by our instructors in natural Chinese. The current word is highlighted karaoke-style to help you read along.

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Du Chinese makes it so effortless to get lots of reading practice and is packaged in a super easy-to-use and nice looking UI. The flashcard feature is a really cool addition, and being able to tap to look up words makes learning super simple. Du Chinese is now a staple of my Mandarin learning.

Gwilym James, Skritter (formerly ChinesePod)

Are you spending time and money on finding suitable textbooks?

With Du Chinese, all the lessons you need are always with you in your pocket or your computer at home.


High quality lessons

Du Chinese provides you with over 600 Chinese lessons, and 5-6 new lessons are added every week. Our lessons are carefully crafted by our instructors, with professional voice recordings and manual translations.

Content for you

Our lessons are graded by difficulty ranging from newbie to master to suit your ability. The lessons cover everything from funny stories and current events to business Chinese.

Want to study on the move?

Du Chinese is available as a top-rated app for iOS and Android.

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