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Chinese Breeze: Graded Chinese Readers

A series of graded readers for early stage reading. The levels progress from 300 to 500 to 750 words. The stories contain a lot of repetition to ensure learning but at the same time tell more e... Read more.

chinesebreeze.net

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Beginner Listening Reading Resource-highlights Audio Book Text

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kdgbalmer over 3 years

Mandarin Chinese Tone Pair Drills (Sinosplice)

This is a good introduction to tones in Chinese. I personally think that tone pairs is the right way to go, mostly because they incorporate all important tone changes in Chinese. Therefore, as soon... Read more.

sinosplice.com

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Beginner Speaking Resource-highlights Pronunciation

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Olle Linge about 3 years

Clavis Sinica Stepping Stones E-textbook

Stepping Stones is a series of lessons in written Chinese for adult beginners. The goal of the series is to provide a systematic introduction to the 300 most commonly used Chinese characters, which... Read more.

clavisinica.com

Beginner Listening Reading Resource-highlights Audio Textbook

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Olle Linge over 3 years

The Sinocism China Newsletter

This newsletter is THE best resource for keeping yourself updated about what's going on in China. The articles included are sometimes in English, sometimes in Chinese, so the recommendation for "ad... Read more.

sinocism.com

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Advanced Reading Resource-highlights News

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Olle Linge about 3 years

Kickstart your character learning with the 100 most common radicals (Hacking Chinese)

This is a list of the 100 most common radicals among the 2000 most common characters, meaning that it's excellent for beginners who want to boost their understanding of Chinese characters. The list... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Vocabulary Resource-highlights Characters Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters

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Olle Linge about 3 years

Movie: Raise the Red Lantern 大红灯笼高高挂

Raise the Red Lantern (simplified Chinese: 大红灯笼高高挂; traditional Chinese: 大紅燈籠高高掛; pinyin: Dà Hóng Dēnglóng Gāogāo Guà) is a 1991 film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Gong Li. Set in the 19... Read more.

m.youtube.com

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Advanced Listening Resource-highlights Video

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Scott about 3 years

Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon (focusing on terms used online to avoid censorship)

From the introduction page: The Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon is an online glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and frequently encountered in online political discussions. This project is ... Read more.

chinadigitaltimes.net

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights Dictionary

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Olle Linge about 3 years

Mandarin Chinese I | 中文课程1 (UNC free onilne textbook)

This is a free online textbook from the University of North Carolina. Each chapter has video, transcript, vocabulary, notes for grammar, vocabulary and culture, as well as some sentence patterns an... Read more.

learnnc.org

Beginner General Resource-highlights Audio Textbook Video Web

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Olle Linge about 3 years

The 3000 most common Chinese characters

This site simply lists the 3000 most common characters in Chinese, including simplified, traditional and English translation. The list also includes some extra information about word formation and ... Read more.

zein.se

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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge over 3 years

HSK Graphs (great infographics)

Beautiful graphs/charts that show the relationships between characters in the new HSK word lists. Read more.

hskhsk.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights

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lazylink about 2 years

Simulated Tests of the New Chinese Proficiency Test HSK

Recommended and introduced by Trevor [here](http://www.hackingchinese.com/extensive-listening-challenge-october-2014-wrapping-up/#comment-646686). Each book (one for each level of the new HSK ex... Read more.

amazon.com

Beginner Intermediate Grammar Listening Reading Resource-highlights Book Exam

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Olle Linge over 2 years

Mandarin Chinese Count/Measure Words (digchinese.com)

This is a comprehensive overview of measure words in Chinese, featuring a long list of the most common ones, an explanation in English how they are used and a number of examples of words they are u... Read more.

digchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Grammar Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge over 2 years

50 Skills and Abilities in Chinese | 一步一个脚印

A neat list skill-related vocabulary in Chinese by Carl Gene Fordham. From the introduction of the blog post: Lately I’ve noticed that Chinese has many words to describe skills and abilities ... Read more.

carlgene.com

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights Blog

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Olle Linge about 3 years

尸兄 Zombie Brother 第1集 【騰訊漫畫人氣榜第一!】

zombie Brother (尸兄) is a cartoon series about zombie apocalypse. It's quite bizarre at points and contains a fair amount of blood, violence and other elements not suitable for children. Each episod... Read more.

youtube.com

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Resource-highlights Video VPN-required

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Ambiguities in Chinese character simplification

This article on Wikipedia lists character simplifications and is extremely useful if you already know one character set and want to learn the other. I have written about learning both character set... Read more.

en.wikipedia.org

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights Characters Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters

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Olle Linge over 3 years

【國立清華大學‧科幻概論2010】第1講 課程介紹與上課方式說明

This is a lecture series from an open course at 清華大學 in Taiwan. The teacher talks about science fiction literature from a Chinese (and Taiwanese) standpoint. This course is fairly interesting even ... Read more.

youtube.com

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Advanced Listening Resource-highlights Audio Video

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Mandarin Chinese Listening Training (漢語聽力通)

A bit like Phonemica. This website has recordings of different accents in Chinese language, including both by native speakers and non-native speakers. Read more.

hanyu123.weebly.com

Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Resource-highlights Audio Pronunciation

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pon00050 5 months

How to Memorize China's Major Dynasties by singing (Harvard University)

A simple and easy to learn song to memorize China's major dynasties! Created for students of Chinese history at Harvard. Read more.

youtube.com

Beginner Living-in-Chinese Resource-highlights Audio History Music Video

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lazylink about 2 years

百家讲坛官方频道 (YouTube video lectures with subtitles)

This is a popular education channel which presents lectures of different kinds, where experts share their knowledge with ordinary people (which is quite different from lectures at universities held... Read more.

youtube.com

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Advanced Listening Resource-highlights Audio Text Video VPN-required

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Olle Linge over 2 years

chinaSMACK Glossary (Popular Chinese Internet Memes, Slang, Expressions, Acronyms)

A useful list of common Chinese internet memes, dirty words, slang, expressions, puns, and acronyms used by Chinese people on the internet & even in daily life. Olle's comment: As is the case wi... Read more.

chinasmack.com

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights Dictionary Web

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Olle Linge over 2 years

Mandarin Chinese Pinyin Pronunciation (Better Chinese)

This clip introduces all the initials and finals in Pinyin (using the first tone). It adds value to the rest of the resources here because the camera is pointed to the speaker’s mouth, showing clea... Read more.

youtube.com

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Beginner Listening Speaking Resource-highlights Audio Pronunciation Video

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Olle Linge over 2 years

40 Terms Commonly Used in Chinese Academic Writing (一步一个脚印)

This is an excellent list of useful terms for writing academic texts in Chinese, compiled by Carl Gene Fordham. Best of all, it comes with examples, which is essential for using these words correct... Read more.

carlgene.com

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Advanced Vocabulary Writing Resource-highlights Blog

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Olle Linge over 2 years

The Bible in Chinese (with audio)

This site offers the Bible in many languages, including Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese). There are two versions, one with drama and one without. You can also see the text while you listen (or just... Read more.

bible.is

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Reading Resource-highlights Audio Text

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Olle Linge over 2 years

250 Physical Verbs in English and Chinese (一步一个脚印)

This is an excellent list of physical verbs in English and Chinese, compiled by Carl Gene Fordham. The list contains the verbs themselves in both English and Chinese, as well as an example sentence... Read more.

carlgene.com

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge almost 3 years

電腦名詞譯名 (English-Chinese computer terms)

This is a VERY comprehensive list of computer related terms in Chinese which works well for translation or detailed look-ups rather than studying. The list is mainly in traditional characters (the ... Read more.

iicm.org.tw

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights Translation

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Chinese: A Modular Approach (FSI Language Courses)

This course is designed to give a practical command of spoken Standard Chinese. Nine situational modules form the core of the course. Each core module consists of tapes, a student textbook, and a w... Read more.

fsi-language-courses.org

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Beginner Listening Reading Vocabulary Resource-highlights Course Textbook

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Olle Linge over 3 years

闲白儿电台

A real listening challenge here. A podcast of guys talking about anything and everything. So a great source of natural, unscripted conversation. Read more.

itunes.apple.com

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Advanced Listening Resource-highlights Audio

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Ah-Ke over 3 years

13 Chinese Grammar Patterns & Structures We Love to Hate (FluentU)

This post opens up with a discussion of learning grammar in Chinese, followed by explanations of thirteen common sentence patterns in Chinese, including examples with translation. I would prefer mo... Read more.

fluentu.com

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Beginner Grammar Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Chinese numerals (Wikipedia)

Numbers in Chinese can be very frustrating sometimes, mostly because the number system isn't a 1:1 matching with English, so apart from learning the words for different numbers, you also need to ad... Read more.

en.wikipedia.org

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Standard Chinese phonology (Wikipedia)

This is a basic but fairly comprehensive overview of the phonology of Standard Chinese (or Mandarin, as it might be better known as). This site covers consonants, vowels, syllables, tones, word str... Read more.

en.wikipedia.org

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Speaking Resource-highlights Pronunciation Research

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Olle Linge over 3 years

动画:蔡志忠系列之 白蛇傳 (Legend of the White Snake)

A 50-minute long animated version of the Legend of the White Snake. This is an excellent way of learning about famous Chinese stories without spending too much effort reading about them. There are ... Read more.

youtube.com

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Resource-highlights Video VPN-required

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Common Chinese conjuctions (中文常用连词总结/中文常用連詞總結)

This is an excellent overview of common conjunctions in Chinese, i.e. words that connect clauses to each other. The site divides the conjunctions into the following categories: Parallel relationshi... Read more.

practice-chinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Grammar Writing Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Being foreign: The others (The Economist)

This article talks about what it is like to live abroad. Having done just that for about four years, I think this is text truly captures some really important and interesting ideas about life abroa... Read more.

economist.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Resource-highlights Expat

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Matzka - 情人的眼淚(完整版)

This song is raw emotion. I seldom like emotional music, but I can think of few voices that could convey this lyrics better than his. The lyrics is relatively simple and the pronunciation is clear.... Read more.

youtube.com

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Beginner Intermediate Listening Resource-highlights Music VPN-required

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Olle Linge over 3 years

國語一字多音審訂表 (List of variant character pronunciations, Taiwan standard)

This is a very large list of traditional characters with multiple pronunciations in the form of an Excel file (the other two files are announcements about the list in Chinese). The first sheet just... Read more.

word.hlc.edu.tw

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Resource-highlights Characters Pronunciation Traditional-Characters

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Olle Linge over 1 year

Those Chinese characters that are really easy to get mixed up (Fluent in Mandarin)

This is blog post listing easily confused characters. It's very helpful to see these next to each other since they are hard to keep separate if you only see them one by one. The selection is based ... Read more.

fluentinmandarin.com

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights Blog Simplified-Characters

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Olle Linge almost 2 years

PolyglotGamedev (Gaming vocabulary)

This is a very, very large document with thousands of translated gaming terms in 25 languages, including both simplified and traditional Chinese. It can be useful for learners who want to brush the... Read more.

docs.google.com

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights Game

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Olle Linge almost 2 years

Starcraft 2 Mandarin (all unit voices in Chinese, YouTube)

This is a YouTube channel that contains all (?) audio from the units in the Chinese version of StarCraft 2. First, I think it's pretty cool that they've translated so thoroughly and such a large vo... Read more.

youtube.com

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Resource-highlights Audio Game

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Olle Linge over 2 years

A Radical View (radicals neatly grouped by theme from gotCharacters)

A neat overview of most of the radicals, grouped by meaning. Sold as a poster too! Read more.

gotcharacters.com

Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights Simplified-Characters Web

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Olle Linge over 2 years

Bigram frequencies and mutual information in Modern Chinese (Chinese Text Computing)

This tool gives you the most common bigrams found in news language or general fiction (choose which one). Note that a bigram isn't necessarily a word. For instance, 一个 isn't a word, but it's a very... Read more.

lingua.mtsu.edu

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights Research Web

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Olle Linge over 2 years

常用100個破音字 (Quiz of 100 common polyphonic characters)

This is a quiz of 100 common polyphonic characters in Chinese. A polyphonic character is a character that has more than one pronunciation. Through 100 sentences, this quiz asks you to fill in the r... Read more.

chinesewaytogo.org

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Advanced Intermediate Reading Vocabulary Resource-highlights Text Traditional-Characters

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Olle Linge over 2 years

DigMandarin

DigMandarin offer several interesting resources for free. The blog is a mix of directly useful resources, such as vocabulary for certain situations, and information/inspiration on learning Mandarin... Read more.

digmandarin.com

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Beginner General Information-and-Advice Resource-highlights Blog Video

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Olle Linge over 2 years

柴静雾霾调查:穹顶之下 (Under the Dome, documentary)

This is the Chinese documentary that has gone viral recently, discussing air pollution in China. This documentary is in Chinese with Chinese subtitles (simplified). Excellent reading and listening ... Read more.

youtube.com

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Advanced Listening Resource-highlights Audio Text Video VPN-required

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Olle Linge over 2 years

Urban Dictionary Chinese

Urban Dictionary is a user-edited dictionary of colloquial language and slang. This is the Chinese edition. Words are usually explained in English, but sometimes only in Chinese. There are also exa... Read more.

zh.urbandictionary.com

Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights Dictionary Web

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Olle Linge over 2 years

Quantifying Simplified Chinese

What can we say mathematically about the difference between simplified and traditional Chinese characters? This is an in-depth discussion about character simplification, the information content of ... Read more.

medium.com

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights Simplified-Characters Text Traditional-Characters

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Olle Linge over 2 years

Mandarin Chinese Phonetics Table

Another web-based resource with recorded audio for all syllables with all tones. You can also get the “spelling” of the syllable read to you, ie. Initial, final and then the whole syllable. Read more.

lost-theory.org

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Beginner Intermediate Listening Speaking Resource-highlights Audio Pronunciation

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Olle Linge over 2 years

10 Simple Phrases for Improving Your Conversational Skills (Skritter Blog)

Every textbook should contain these (and some more) phrases. By learning some common sentences such as "how do I say this in Chinese", "can you please say that again" and so on, you can increase th... Read more.

blog.skritter.com

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Beginner Speaking Resource-highlights Blog

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Olle Linge about 3 years

Movie: 阳光灿烂的日子》In the Heat of the Sun

The film is set in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution. It is told from the perspective of Ma Xiaojun nicknamed Monkey who is a teenage boy at the time. Monkey and his friends are free to roam t... Read more.

youtube.com

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Advanced Listening Resource-highlights TV Video

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Scott about 3 years

To Live 活着

To Live 活着 is a Chinese epic film directed by Zhang Yimou in 1994, starring Ge You, Gong Li, It's about a rich man who loses his fortune through a gambling addiction around the time of the civi... Read more.

m.youtube.com

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Advanced Listening Resource-highlights Video

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Scott about 3 years

A Comprehensive Guide to Euphemisms in Chinese and English (一步一个脚印)

This is a list of euphemisms in Chinese and English, sorted into 18 categories. It's probably not necessary to know how to say all these, but it's definitely useful to have heard them and understan... Read more.

carlgene.com

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Advanced Intermediate Chinese-in-context Vocabulary Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge about 3 years

20140607 皇牌大放送 D-Day:水底的战场 诺曼底登陆70周年特辑 - YouTube

【节目简介】 《皇牌大放送》有大量的独家深度报道,凤凰专题团队获全球政治人物官方机构的许可,在此节目中推出独家专题片。 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy Read more.

youtube.com

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Advanced Listening Resource-highlights Audio History Video

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Zoe about 3 years

Radical list with colloquial names

This list of radicals is mostly the same as any other list of radicals, but with the important exception that this also includes the colloquial names of the radicals. This is very useful when you w... Read more.

blog.nciku.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge over 3 years

甘比亚大陆 - 虎扑篮球论坛

A Chinese discussion forum / social news site with discussions about almost everything. Good for reading about your particular interests or perhaps even participating in the discussions yourself. Read more.

bbs.hupu.com

Advanced Reading Writing Resource-highlights Social-learning Community Web

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Olle Linge over 3 years

《时间都去哪儿了》 lyrics translation: Where Has the Time Gone? 英文翻译

"时间都去哪儿了 has been popular recently, especially since it was performed by 王铮亮 (Wáng Zhēngliàng) on 春晚. I thought I'd have a go at annotating it in English." Read more.

eastasiastudent.net

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Intermediate Listening Reading Resource-highlights Video

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Olle Linge over 3 years