Chinese pin yin chart – male and female recordings

The next version (1.1) of the Pin Pin app will include both male and female recordings of the Chinese pin yin chart. As soon as the new version is approved by Apple, you will be able to quickly switch between the two sound sets using the new menu on the top right of the screen.

Learn Chinese pin yin new feature
The new voice-set menu
Chinese pin yin male and female recordings
Switching the pin yin chart between male-and-female voice sets

You can switch between male and female voice recordings for pin yin lessons, quizzes, and for the pin yin chart.

Chinese pin yin with male and female recordings

When I built the Pin Pin app, I discovered it was actually quite difficult find a male speaker with clear, standard Mandarin Chinese pronunciation. So, I released the app with a single, female voice set until I could finally find a good, male candidate to do all of the Chinese pin yin recordings that met my quality standard.

Since the app has been released, I’ve gotten several requests for male recordings of all of the Chinese pin yin sounds, so I know a lot of users have been waiting for this update. To those users: I apologize for the wait! The new version should be available in just a few days!

Note that the male voice set will be available as an in-app purchase in Pin Pin Free. Pin Pin Complete will include the male voice set at no additional cost.

Other updates

Aside from this cool new feature and a few bug fixes, I’ve also given the app some design-love and made the navigation flow a bit more natural.

I hope you enjoy the new version Check back soon as I will be posting some more exciting updates soon! Also, if you have any requests, please let me know! I am committed to making Pin Pin the most comprehensive way to learn pin yin on the iPhone 🙂


  1. Chloe - reply

    I’ve been trying to find the answer to this online but to no avail. I figure I should go straight to the source on this. In the free version of PinPin (android) do we only have access to one quiz or can we unlock the others with gold trophies (for example)?

    • steven - reply

      Hi Chloe, I reached out to my friend that helped me port the app to Android with your question. I will get back to you as soon as I get a response from him and/or have the answer to your question. Sorry for the delay!

      • Chloe - reply

        Not at all! Thanks for getting to me! I await your response.

    • steven - reply

      Hi Again, the free version of Pin Pin for Android offers in-app purchases for all of the quizzes and lessons. Hope that helps!

  2. Chloe - reply

    Right, I noticed that. But is that the only way to unlock quizzes or can you earn new quizzes depending on how you do on previous ones (without the in app purchases?)

    • steven - reply

      Hi Chloe, I’m sorry but unlocking the lessons and quizzes is only possible through in-app purchases 🙁

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