The best vocabulary building app for
Mandarin learners

The best vocabulary building app for Mandarin learners

The best vocabulary building app
for Mandarin learners

The best vocabulary building app for Mandarin learners

Because you deserve better than
a generic spaced repetition tool.

Because you deserve better than a generic spaced repetition tool.

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Ready for a vocab-building app you'll actually like?

Ready for a vocab-building app
you'll actually like?

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Watch this demo.
It's actually good.

Watch this demo. It's actually good.

(It's about our Mandarin-specific touches.)

Spaced repetition is supposed to make learning easier.

But if it's so easy, why is using it so complicated?

No one enjoys creating flashcards. And sure, you could find user-created decks, but when you notice mistakes, your confidence plummets.

And trying to merge word decks while avoiding duplicates is a nightmare.

Another problem: what about words you learn with a tutor or encounter in daily life? Don't they also belong in your long-term study plan?

Finally, why is studying so tiring? Why must you hand-draw characters (Skritter!), or choose from four possible answers to the simple question, "do you remember this word?" (Anki!)

We built Hack Chinese to have something we've always wanted: a Mandarin-specific spaced repetition tool that is painless to set up, powerful enough to grow with, and simple enough to use every day.

We are proud of Hack Chinese and love using it. If you like hacking Chinese to progress as efficiently as possible, we think you will too.

Built for Serious Students

Professional vocabulary list management

Our curated, dynamic vocabulary lists mean duplicates and list-merging are a thing of the past. Easily see how much of any list you already know, then decide if you want to invest your time to learn the rest.

An organic learning path, unique to you

Let the TV shows and books you consume define your learning journey. Search words in the built-in dictionary, then add to your study plan with one click.

Connect with your tutor

It's simple for your tutor to add to your study plan. No more useless lists of vocabulary that you stuff in a drawer and forget.

Testimonial alex
"
I have tried other vocabulary building tools, and nothing is as simple, well-designed, and effective as Hack Chinese.
Alex Wormuth
Technical Solutions Engineer
Improbable Software, Guangzhou, China

Features for discerning learners

We'll admit it: we're a little crazy about the small details. Can you blame us? With so much to learn, we want you in and out as quickly -- and efficiently -- as possible.

Cram Mode

Temporarily ignore spaced-repetition scheduling rules when you urgently need to double-down on specific knowledge.

Chinese interface

Enabling the all-Chinese interface helps make you comfortable using Chinese websites.

Natural audio

Train your ear with accurate pronunciation of every word.

Jesse booth
"
Hack Chinese is unreal.
I'm abandoning Memrise altogether.
Jesse Booth
Founder, Chinawack.com
Guangzhou, China

We're a web application. So we work everywhere.

We're a web application.
So we work everywhere.

On the bus then your desktop at work then your tablet at home

On the bus then your desktop at work then your tablet at home
Work anywhere2
Everything in sync.
No app downloads required.
Everything in sync.    No app downloads required.

Crank up your progress for just

Crank up your progress
for just

$
8
/ month
one year
$
12
/ month
one month
Hack Chinese is a professional spaced-repetition tool for dedicated students.
We aren't distracted with multiple languages or excessive gamification. Experience the difference.
Hack Chinese is a professional spaced-repetition tool for dedicated students. We aren't distracted with multiple languages or excessive gamification. Experience the difference.

1-month free trial.   No credit card needed.   Prices are USD.

1-month free trial.   No credit card needed.

All prices are in USD.