Daily Chinese

The simple, effective way to grow your Chinese vocabulary

Daily Chinese is the simplest, most effective way to grow and keep track of your Chinese vocabulary. Our spaced-repetition review system gradually introduces new words each day while ensuring you never forget the words you already know. Start learning today!
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Chris Mlynarski
Maker
Founder @ Daily Chinese
Hey! 👋 I'm a long-time student of Chinese that was dissatisfied with the current crop Chinese vocabulary learning apps. So, I set out to design the simplest tool for growing, preserving, and tracking Chinese vocabulary. Daily Chinese uses spaced repetition to gradually introduce new words each day while ensuring you never forget the words you already know. Practice daily with over 9,000 words to help you learn the basics, pass your test, live or work abroad, prepare for the HSK, master Chinese idioms, and more. The words you learn are added to your vocabulary collection giving you proof of your mastery and a record of your progress. Practice a little every day and master Chinese forever. Let us know what you think!
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Najeeb Khan
Author & Founder of Patio.to
Such a simple and convenient way Kowsheek & Chris, can’t wait to check it out!
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Kowsheek Mahmood
Maker
Making things happen.
@itsnajeeb It's all been Chris' brainchild! I helped with the technology 🚀
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Balasubramanian SDigital Business Analyst #FinTech #Agile
Hi Chris, Looks like a well designed product. I'm trying to access the app in Android but unable to use it. The app hangs at the splash page. Could you please look into the issue?
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Chris Mlynarski
Maker
Founder @ Daily Chinese
@balas444 Hey! Thanks for letting us know. Will message you separately to help resolve the issue.
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Jason GurwinGM Mobile, Ebates
The design is nice (very headspace like) and I like the ease and selection of packs. I’ve used Memrise, ChineseSkill, HelloChinese, and Plecco. In comparison, the spoken words could use a lot of improvement. It would be nice if the characters could be color coordinated on tone — which is helpful for new learners to remember tones. Also, I would like to create my own packs or have the option to select ones based on chapters or popular Chinese textbooks.
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Chris Mlynarski
Maker
Founder @ Daily Chinese
@jasongurwin Thanks for your feedback! Definitely planning to add some textbook packs in the near future and potentially the option to create custom packs at some point down the road.
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Isaac WeinbachFounder and product creator at 10factory
beautiful design and experience overall!
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Chris Mlynarski
Maker
Founder @ Daily Chinese
@i_wein Thank you!
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this looks absolutely fantastic. You have created something that is not overly scary like a lot of the other apps I have seen. Congrats on the launch. I have downloaded it and look forward to diving in.
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The word lists themselves are good , but a white board function to allow one to try drawing the character before checking would be great (see Anki). Additionally, the ability to edit cards would be good. Finally, offering the choice of traditional vs simplified characters would be great as well.
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Chris Mlynarski
Maker
Founder @ Daily Chinese
@medduggi Hey! Thanks for your feedback and for taking time to check out the app. We'll be adding traditional characters in the near future and will definitely take your other feature suggestions into account.
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MarkBuilding https://alchemist.camp
This is a market I've been interested in for a long time, and I've seen a lot of apps like this. I think for any kind of SRS-related app, the most important question is whether or not there's Anki-interop. Anki's ecosystem is vast, it's extremely powerful and serious learners often have months or *years* of review data in it. Another thing I'd suggest is putting words in context and focusing more on reading. Relying on word-only SRS as a way of learning a language is pretty much a recipe for pain! I've seen people trying it ever since the AJATT blog got popular in the mid 2000s and haven't seen it go well, yet. SRS is great for characters, phonics, etc, though. It's also fine for reviewing words you've actually learned in context (as long as you're still reading and encountering them). Coincidentally, I recorded a video on this exact topic 6 years ago: https://youtu.be/3cjnP6mogEU?t=82
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Chris Mlynarski
Maker
Founder @ Daily Chinese
@logicmason Hey Mark, thanks for your feedback. Those are definitely features we plan to look into for the future. I agree with most of your thoughts on SRS. We aim for Daily Chinese to be one of the essential tools in your Chinese language learning toolkit, supplementing a users ability to identify words in context. Our word packs are designed to be practical and resurface words that users see frequently elsewhere, depending on how they using the language. Thanks again for checking it out.
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I downloaded the app and have used it for a few days. Your app is very easy to use compared to others. I like it very much! The only problem I had was since I have adjusted my font size to larger on iOS, when I opened the app, I wasn't able to use the app since the "Create daily review" button was not visible. I had to readjust my font size back to small for the button to appear. Other apps still work with my bigger font size.
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Chris Mlynarski
Maker
Founder @ Daily Chinese
@phillip_medrano Thank you for the feedback. That's helpful to know! Thanks for checking out the app.
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