Discover the best way to learn Chinese
Whether you’re looking to learn Chinese characters, find the best online Chinese course for beginners or for more advanced learners, we’ve got you covered. Master everything from basic vocabulary to talking in Chinese sentences.
Chinese for Travel
If you’re thinking of visiting China, you might like our Chinese for Travel course. Prepare for your adventures abroad by learning all the basic Chinese phrases you’ll need to get by – from asking for directions to ordering food.
Why learning Chinese with Busuu’s app is different
Struggling to get organised? Let us do the hard work for you! Create your own Study Plan by deciding when you want to learn Chinese online, and for how long. Then, we’ll send you notifications and progress reports to keep you on track.
Our smart app feature, Vocabulary Review, helps ensure you never forget a word again – from Chinese words for beginners to more advanced phrases.
Learn to speak Chinese fluently with our app’s Conversations feature. Send out either a spoken or written Chinese message message to Busuu’s community of Chinese native speakers, and improve with their feedback.
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Speed tips: how to learn Chinese, fast
1. Start with 10 minutes
Start to learn more about Chinese characters, or improve your Chinese reading and writing skills by trying your first Chinese lesson for free. Research shows that learning Chinese in small, 10-minute chunks is best.
2. Track your progress
Learn to speak Mandarin in record time by keeping a record of your progress. With our Study Plan, you can track things like Fluency Score and the Chinese words you’ve learned against your goals.
3. Make lots of mistakes
It’s true: making mistakes is truly the best way to learn Mandarin Chinese! Keep improving with feedback from Busuu’s community of native speakers, thanks to our Conversations feature.
Learn Chinese anytime, on your desktop and on your phone
Start learning on your desktop. Pick it up later on your phone. You can even download lessons and learn languages offline.