Learn Chinese

Learn common Mandarin vocabulary and grammar with the most efficient flashcards app ever created.

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Chinese flashcards created by top linguists.

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Ni hao! Brainscape's web and mobile Chinese app will help you learn common Mandarin vocabulary and grammar using the most scientifically proven learning system ever created.

How to learn Chinese fast

Mandarin is the most widely spoken language in the world and with the country at the leading edge of global commerce and trade, learning it can open innumerable professional as well as personal doors for you. The problem is too many people waste a huge amount of time on the wrong study techniques when they could learn Chinese so much more efficiently.

Brainscape’s flashcards are based on the most effective and efficient technique for learning a language like Mandarin, and it’s called Confidence-Based Repetition. As much as we'd like to think that we can improve our Chinese by watching movies or just being dumped in the right country, our brains are proven to best absorb new language concepts one-at-a-time, in small increments. This is exactly how Brainscape’s Chinese flashcards work.

Why Brainscape Chinese works

Brainscape has partnered with MandarinX, along with learning scientists from Columbia and Yale Universities, to create the most complete, scientifically optimized curriculum of Chinese vocab, sentence practice, and character drills, tailored specifically for the mobile environment.

In the process, we have created the first web and mobile app based around Confidence-Based Repetition. Check out the cognitive science behind how spaced repetition works.

China also has a long, significant history and a rich, colorful culture that can be easily accessed through its language, which is a huge benefit if you are an insatiable traveler or want to move to China to teach English. Now, with Brainscape’s Chinese flashcards, we can help you unlock the benefit of this fast-becoming ubiquitous language.

Brainscape’s flashcards app helps you learn faster

The brain is hardwired to learn and remember information a certain way. The Brainscape™ flashcard app was born out of the question: what if we leveraged this hardwiring to help students learn more efficiently? Fueled by curiosity, our team of cognitive scientists from Columbia and Yale spent years developing a scientifically optimized learning platform to boost your learning.

Our "secret sauce" is a learning algorithm that delivers information to your brain in a way that optimizes its ability to retain that information. And it’s the spaced repetition of Chinese content at precisely the right interval for YOUR brain that makes Brainscape so effective for remembering the facts.

With Brainscape's Chinese (Mandarin), you get:

  • A carefully tailored curriculum that builds on previous concepts and guides you from beginner to conversational at your own pace.
  • Over 2,000 AUDIO flashcards for the most common Chinese words, phrases, and sentence constructions.
  • Brainscape's adaptive, spaced repetition system that we call Confidence-Based Repetition.
  • Ongoing feedback, statistics, and visualization tools to help you track your progress
  • A network of thousands of other learners who support each other's learning every day
  • Additional guides for learning Chinese.
  • Simple explanations for key grammatical concepts and the most common verb conjugations.
  • Easy access to study online or in Brainscape's mobile apps.

Now go forth and conquer Mandarin!

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Level 1.1 Vocab
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Level 1.1 Sentence Practice
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Level 1.1 Character & Pinyin Practice
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Level 1.2 Vocab
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Level 1.2 Sentence Practice
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Level 1.2 Character & Pinyin Practice
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Level 1.3 Vocab
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Level 1.3 Sentence Practice
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Level 1.3 Character & Pinyin Practice
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Level 1.4 Vocab
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Level 1.4 Sentence Practice
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Level 1.4 Character & Pinyin Practice
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Level 1.5 Vocab
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Level 1.5 Sentence Practice
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Level 1.5 Character & Pinyin Practice
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Level 1.6 Vocab
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Level 1.6 Sentence Practice
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Level 1.6 Character & Pinyin Practice
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Level 1.7 Vocab
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Level 1.7 Measure Words
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Level 1.7 Particles
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Level 1.7 Stroke Order
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Level 1.7 Chinese Radicals
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Level 2.1 Vocab
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Level 2.1 Sentence Practice
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Level 2.1 Character & Pinyin Practice
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58  cards
Level 2.2 Vocab
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Level 2.2 Sentence Practice
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Level 2.2 Character & Pinyin Practice
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Level 2.3 Vocab
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Level 2.3 Sentence Practice
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Level 2.3 Character & Pinyin Practice
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Level 2.4 Vocab
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Level 2.4 Sentence Practice
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Level 2.4 Character & Pinyin Practice
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Level 2.5 Vocab
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Level 2.5 Sentence Practice
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Level 2.5 Character & Pinyin Practice
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58  cards
Level 2.6 Vocab
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Level 2.6 Sentence Practice
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Level 2.6 Character & Pinyin Practice
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Level 2.7 Vocab
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Level 3.1 Vocab
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Level 3.1 Sentence Practice
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Level 3.1 Character & Pinyin Practice
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Level 3.2 Vocab
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Level 3.2 Sentence Practice
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Level 3.2 Character & Pinyin Practice
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80  cards
Level 3.3 Vocab
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Level 3.3 Sentence Practice
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Level 3.3 Character & Pinyin Practice
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Level 3.4 Vocab
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86  cards
Level 3.4 Sentence Practice
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Level 3.4 Character & Pinyin Practice
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86  cards
Level 3.5 Vocab
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78  cards
Level 3.5 Sentence Practice
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Level 3.5 Character & Pinyin Practice
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Level 3.6 Vocab
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Level 3.6 Sentence Practice
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Level 3.6 Character & Pinyin Practice
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Level 3.7 Vocab
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