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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!

Decks in this class (61)

Level 1.1 Vocab
72  cards
Level 1.1 Sentence Practice
W ye shi meiguo ren,
W ye shi n de pengyou,
Ta shi l oshi w ye shi l oshi
56  cards
Level 1.1 Character & Pinyin Practice
I me,
72  cards
Level 1.2 Vocab
Q ng,
78  cards
Level 1.2 Sentence Practice
Zhe shi w de xingl,
Zhe shi ta de qianbao,
W bu yao ta de qian
50  cards
Level 1.2 Character & Pinyin Practice
Please to ask to invite,
To live
78  cards
Level 1.3 Vocab
Fang jian
96  cards
Level 1.3 Sentence Practice
Q ng wen weishengjian zai n l,
Q ng wen n jiao shenme mingzi,
Q ng wen n men hui dai duoji
62  cards
Level 1.3 Character & Pinyin Practice
Id card,
Credit card,
96  cards
Level 1.4 Vocab
104  cards
Level 1.4 Sentence Practice
W xi ng he gu zhi,
Tamen xi ng chi shu gu,
N xi ng lai meiguo ma
64  cards
Level 1.4 Character & Pinyin Practice
To eat,
To forget,
To use
104  cards
Level 1.5 Vocab
78  cards
Level 1.5 Sentence Practice
W de biandang chule jirou hai y u...,
Qu zhe ge difang hen fangbian ch,
L gu n l mian chule y u fangjian ...
66  cards
Level 1.5 Character & Pinyin Practice
To go,
To take transportations,
Up to get on
78  cards
Level 1.6 Vocab
Xu nze,
Jiao pengyou
76  cards
Level 1.6 Sentence Practice
N y qian de chezi b n xian zai de...,
Ta de zhongwen b w de zhongwen h o,
Xinjiapo b meiguo xi o
58  cards
Level 1.6 Character & Pinyin Practice
To choose choice,
To think to feel,
To make friends
76  cards
Level 1.7 Vocab
A while,
206  cards
Level 1.7 Measure Words
15  cards
Level 1.7 Particles
Definition of particle,
Practice 1
29  cards
Level 1.7 Stroke Order
General rule,
Horizontal before vertical,
Rule 1 2 practice
20  cards
Level 1.7 Chinese Radicals
Introduction part 1,
31  cards
Level 2.1 Vocab
Xi ochi
58  cards
Level 2.1 Sentence Practice
N xian chi zai fuqian,
Tamen xi ng xian m i dongxi zai q...,
Zhe ci l xing w yao xian qu meigu...
54  cards
Level 2.1 Character & Pinyin Practice
Particle of surprise or consent,
58  cards
Level 2.2 Vocab
94  cards
Level 2.2 Sentence Practice
Zuotian w didi de taitai sheng ha...,
W meimei cong xi o jiu xi ngyao d...,
W bu yao dang fuwuyuan yinwei hen...
68  cards
Level 2.2 Character & Pinyin Practice
College university,
94  cards
Level 2.3 Vocab
Yongp n,
X fashu
70  cards
Level 2.3 Sentence Practice
W changchang gen gege qu kan bang...,
W gen pnegyou zai cnating chifan,
W zhoumo yaogen tongxue yiq qu dn...
66  cards
Level 2.3 Character & Pinyin Practice
Daily everyday,
Goods products,
70  cards
Level 2.4 Vocab
98  cards
Level 2.4 Sentence Practice
W yao yue jintian xiaw qu kan yis...,
W men yue beijing chezhan jianmian,
W ke bu key yue n zhoumo qu kan d...
70  cards
Level 2.4 Character & Pinyin Practice
Hello on the phone,
To make an appointment,
To bump into
96  cards
Level 2.5 Vocab
58  cards
Level 2.5 Sentence Practice
Zhe zh ng sh uji mai de hen h o,
Ta zhongwen shuo de bucuo,
W zuo zhongguo cai zuo de hen h o
52  cards
Level 2.5 Character & Pinyin Practice
Right now at the moment,
To test test,
To tell let know
58  cards
Level 2.6 Vocab
74  cards
Level 2.6 Sentence Practice
W fangzi de zujin zai li ngqian k...,
W yao zai yi ge xingqi y nei wanc...,
Liushiw sui y shang de ren zuogon...
64  cards
Level 2.6 Character & Pinyin Practice
Sir mr,
To rent,
74  cards
Level 2.7 Vocab
77  cards
Level 3.1 Vocab
Xinsh ng
82  cards
Level 3.1 Sentence Practice
W jintian kanle li ng ben shu,
N m ile j zhang diany ngpiao,
W zuotian w nshang hele san bei z...
52  cards
Level 3.1 Character & Pinyin Practice
To stay,
To leave the house to go out,
To admire to appreciate
82  cards
Level 3.2 Vocab
Y ude,
80  cards
Level 3.2 Sentence Practice
W hen ai kan diany ng b rushuo ke...,
Y ude hanzikanq lai hen xiang b rush,
Y u j ge pai dongzuopian de y n
50  cards
Level 3.2 Character & Pinyin Practice
Some a few,
Chinese character,
80  cards
Level 3.3 Vocab
Ji ncha
90  cards
Level 3.3 Sentence Practice
W y jing liangwan shengao t zhong le,
N dengyixia banwan qianzheng xi n...,
Zuotian w men hewan ji jiu huijia le
62  cards
Level 3.3 Character & Pinyin Practice
To check to inspect to examine
90  cards
Level 3.4 Vocab
L n
86  cards
Level 3.4 Sentence Practice
Q ng bang w de mang,
N ke bu key bang w yige mang,
N bangle ta yige da mang jieshaole
52  cards
Level 3.4 Character & Pinyin Practice
To help someone to do something,
86  cards
Level 3.5 Vocab
Y ushi,
Xu n,
78  cards
Level 3.5 Sentence Practice
W y u n jiu gou le,
W men bu xuyao zu hen da de fangzi y,
Ta xianzai bu tai e yiw n tang ji...
58  cards
Level 3.5 Character & Pinyin Practice
Be busy be engaged,
To choose,
Telecom carrier
78  cards
Level 3.6 Vocab
K oshi,
90  cards
Level 3.6 Sentence Practice
W qishibu g n kan k ngbupian kesh,
Qishita duiyundong mei y u xingqu,
A b a n hen x huan heji a he
58  cards
Level 3.6 Character & Pinyin Practice
Test exam,
To be succeed in obtaining to gai...,
Grade at school academic record
90  cards
Level 3.7 Vocab
103  cards

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