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Pleco Software - Learn Chinese with dictionaries for iPhone, iPad and Android

Pleco is one of the most popular mobile dictionaries for Chinese learners. It basically removes the need for any kind of paper dictionary and allows easy look-up for words using English, hand-writi... Read more.

pleco.com

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Skritter (app to help you learn to write Chinese characters)

Skritter is a piece of software (for your phone or computer) that allows you to practise writing Chinese characters by hand and offers you feedback on your writing (using a touch screen or writing ... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Hanzi Grids | Create Grid Templates and Worksheets for Practising Chinese

Hanzi Grids lets you create custom Chinese character worksheets and grid paper templates that you can download and print out for handwriting practice. Read more.

hanzigrids.com

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imron over 5 years

Wenlin Institute: Software for Learning Chinese

Wenlin software makes learning Chinese easier and more interesting, for begining students, life-long speakers, and scholars alike. It combines a comprehensive Chinese dictionary, a Unicode text edi... Read more.

wenlin.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Vocabulary Writing Tools-and-Apps Characters Classical-Chinese Dictionary Handwriting Literature Productivity Simplified-Characters Teaching Traditional-Characters Translation

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mikelove over 5 years

Phonetic components, part 2: Hacking Chinese characters

This is the second and final article about using phonetic components to hack Chinese characters and make it considerably easier to handle similarly looking characters. This article describes both t... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Pronunciation

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Olle Linge about 5 years

Hanping Cantonese Dictionary

Offline Cantonese dictionary app for Android. Supports both Traditional and Simplified characters as well as Jyutping and Yale pronunciation. Handwriting recognition, syllable-by-syllable native... Read more.

play.google.com

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hanpingchinese about 5 years

7 ways of learning to write Chinese characters (Hacking Chinese)

There are many ways of practising writing Chinese characters and they all have their pros and cons. In this article, I discuss seven different ways of practising and what advantages and disadvantag... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Olle Linge about 5 years

Phonetic components, part 1: The key to 80% of all Chinese characters

80% of all Chinese characters are made up of one semantic component (meaning) and one phonetic component (pronunciation). The sheer number of characters formed this way means that these characters ... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Olle Linge about 5 years

Traditional-Simplified Character Tutor

This site teaches the differences between simplified and traditional characters and provides a complete list of simplified characters and character components. It includes 14 productive componen... Read more.

language.berkeley.edu

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Kai Carver about 5 years

Traditional to Simplified Chinese Conversion Table

2674 traditional Chinese characters and their simplified equivalents. Characters are first categorized by Pinyin, then divided into 3 groups based on how often the characters are used. Also links t... Read more.

sayjack.com

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Kai Carver about 5 years

Chinese Etymology

A website on the etymology of Chinese characters, with a lot of images of their past forms from different periods. Read more.

chineseetymology.org

Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Writing Tools-and-Apps Characters Research

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ednorog about 5 years

Handwriting Chinese characters: The minimum requirements

This is a guide to handwriting Chinese characters. It's not about writing beautifully, but writing correctly, including things like stroke placement, length and direction. There are numerous exampl... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Learn to read Chinese… with ease?

Is it easy to learn to read Chinese? ShaoLan, among others, claims that it is. I don't agree, and in this article I discuss some common trends among people who try to portray Chinese as being easy.... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Olle Linge over 5 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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Olle Linge over 5 years

Process of creating a Chinese font

Just you try designing 13,000-plus intricate character shapes that all have to balance one another. Read more.

qz.com

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stefanwienert almost 4 years

Is it necessary to learn to write Chinese characters by hand? (Hacking Chinese)

Written Chinese characters are regarded by some as the true essence of Chinese; without learning to write by hand, you're not learning Chinese. Others go to extremes in the other direction, claimin... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Olle Linge almost 4 years

Outlier Linguistic Solutions (blog about etymology and characters)

Outlier Linguistics hosts an excellent blog with a large number of insightful articles into Chinese characters. Some of them are directly useful because they talk about learning characters, others ... Read more.

outlier-linguistics.com

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Olle Linge over 4 years

MandarinBanana: Remembering Chinese Characters by Drawing Like a Four-Year-Old

This website serves the purpose to create memorable mnemonics for simplified and traditional Chinese characters. Users can create mnemonics, and add images to the mnemonics using a paint-like front... Read more.

mandarinbanana.com

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Matthias almost 5 years

Stroke Order Project - Wikimedia Commons

This project aims to create a complete set of high quality and free illustrations to clearly show the stroke orders of Han characters (hanzi, kanji, kana, hantu, and hanja). Read more.

commons.wikimedia.org

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Matthias about 5 years

Chinese font test page (Chinese Text Project)

THis is a simple but brilliant tool that allows you to check the fonts you currently have installed on your computer/browser. It shows you a number of pictures of characters next to what your compu... Read more.

ctext.org

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Olle Linge about 5 years

Chinese Text Annotation (MandarinSpot)

This tool adds inline and pop-up annotations with pronunciation in Pinyin or Zhuyin and English definitions to Chinese text or web pages. It's incredibly useful if you have Chinese text and want to... Read more.

mandarinspot.com

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Olle Linge about 5 years

Chinese Word Extractor

A program to split any Chinese text into individual words, summarizing information about each unique word. The information is presented in the form of a tab-delimited matrix, so that the results ca... Read more.

zhtoolkit.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Characters Research

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ednorog about 5 years

Character Pop

Explode Chinese characters into their building blocks; visualize and remember how they are formed. Read more.

characterpop.com

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stefanwienert about 5 years

Horizontal Hanzi: Learn to differentiate similar Chinese characters

Helps with differentiating similar (in appearance) characters. Read more.

horizontalhanzi.com

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ChineseTutor over 5 years

Pleco Chinese Dictionary for iOS

Chinese dictionary for iOS with handwriting, OCR, flashcards, audio, document reader (including support for reading words on web pages and in PDF / EPUB documents), stroke order, and more than 20 a... Read more.

itunes.apple.com

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mikelove over 5 years

Pleco Chinese Dictionary for Android (Google Play version)

Chinese dictionary for Android with handwriting, OCR, flashcards, audio, document reader, stroke order, and more than 20 available dictionary databases. Read more.

play.google.com

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mikelove over 5 years

教育部國語、臺語、客語辭典民間版 (Taiwan Ministry of Education Online Dictionary)

This is by far the best dictionary for people who learn Chinese in Taiwan, at least when you reach the intermediate level (many entries lack English). There is also an app you can use and there's r... Read more.

moedict.tw

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Olle Linge over 5 years

听故事,学中文Learning Chinese through Stories - 主页 Home

A podcast collection of Chinese short stories with explanations in Chinese graded to 7 levels. Transcript. Vocabulary list. Free. The explanations are very clear and use repetition and synonyms s... Read more.

learningchinesethroughstories.com

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Liz H over 1 year

TOFU Learn

TOFU Learn is an SRS flashcard application that works on the web and on mobile. They support most languages, but have specialised in Chinese. They are often quick to fix issues when their users rep... Read more.

tofulearn.com

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Foxears over 1 year

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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Olle Linge almost 4 years

Known Chinese Words / Characters Test

This application will test your knowledge of a random sample of Chinese words or characters, both common and rare, for the purpose of estimating the number of Chinese words you know. At the end of ... Read more.

zhtoolkit.com

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ednorog about 5 years

EmberMitre Blog (Developer of Hanping mobile dictionary)

This is the home of the Hanping Chinese dictionary. The free version of this dictionary app offers most things you need as a casual Chinese learner and the paid extensions (such OCR) makes the app ... Read more.

embermitre.com

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Mandarin Syllable Frequency Counts for Chinese Characters

This list contains syllable frequency, listing each syllable, with Pinyin and Zhuyin, as well as a sample character. It’s not sorted in order of frequency, but the frequency data is there. Also, pl... Read more.

technology.chtsai.org

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Olle Linge 4 months

Frequency and Stroke Counts of Chinese Characters: Sorted by Frequency

This is a frequency list that also lists the number of strokes for each character. Not sure why this would be useful, but there are probably some applications. [The same data is also available in a... Read more.

technology.chtsai.org

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Olle Linge 4 months

Chinese Character Phonetic Sets (HanziCraft)

This list contains phonetic components, sorted by how regular they are, i.e. characters that all sound exactly like their phonetic components are grouped together, and so on. Most students graduall... Read more.

hanzicraft.com

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Olle Linge 4 months

Modern Chinese Character Frequency List (现代汉语单字频率列表)

This list from 2005 is based on written Chinese (both fiction and non-fiction). It contains 10,000 simplified characters, with Pinyin and definition. The same data is also available as two separate... Read more.

lingua.mtsu.edu

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Olle Linge 4 months

Chinese Character Frequency List (HanziCraft)

Around 6,000 simplified characters without definition or Pinyin, but with clickable links to more information about each character. Not specified what data this list is based on. This resource w... Read more.

hanzicraft.com

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Olle Linge 4 months

University of Leeds: Internet Word Frequencies

This frequency list is based on the Leeds corpus of internet Chinese (90 million tokens from 2005). Simplified characters with no frills. You can [search the corpus directly online](http://corpus.l... Read more.

corpus.leeds.ac.uk

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Olle Linge 4 months

BLCU balanced corpus frequency lists

These lists are based on a ridiculous 15 billion (simplified) character corpus, composed of news, literature, blogs and much more. It is probably the biggest, most comprehensive dataset available. ... Read more.

bcc.blcu.edu.cn

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Olle Linge 4 months

K-5 Word Frequency Dictionary for Chinese L2 Learners

This list is somewhat unique in that it draws on materials for people who learn Chinese as a second language, i.e. textbooks, graded readers and so on (read more about the methodology [here](http:/... Read more.

mandarininstitute.org

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Olle Linge 4 months

SUBTLEX-CH: Chinese Word and Character Frequencies Based on Film Subtitles.

This list is based on Chinese movie subtitles and is thus as close to natural spoken language as you can get. 100,000 simplified words without definition or Pinyin, You will find some 这个 and 不能, bu... Read more.

crr.ugent.be

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Olle Linge 4 months

Clozemaster

Clozemaster is language learning gamification through mass exposure to vocabulary in context. Great post-Duolingo app and useful for language learners of all levels. Free to sign up and play! Ch... Read more.

clozemaster.com

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Foxears over 1 year

Duolingo: Learn Spanish, French and other languages for free

Finally, Duolingo added a En->ZH course. As Duolingo is the most popular gamification learning app, the learning experience is relatively streamlined and tested. The monetarization aspect leads to ... Read more.

en.duolingo.com

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Beginner Intermediate General Language-learning Listening Reading Vocabulary Courses-and-textbooks Social-learning Tools-and-Apps Android Audio Course iOS Mobile Simplified-Characters Web

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stefanwienert over 1 year

Learn languages online for free with Mondly - Language learning made easy, fun and free

Mondly is a mobile app very similar to Duolingo (which does not support Chinese). Pro: * more or less straight course to take, no distractions * It has several languages besides Chinese. Th... Read more.

mondlylanguages.com

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stefan-wienert almost 2 years

Floomli - language exchange network

Floomli is a free platform for exchange languages during video call, voice call or text conversation. By joining Floomli you become a part of a global language practicing network . The main goal of... Read more.

floomli.com

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Marek almost 3 years

@HanpingChengyu Twitter account (animated Chinese Idiom per day)

Follow this Twitter account to get a new animated Chinese Idiom (Chengyu) in your Twitter feed every day. Characters are Simplified Chinese, pronunciation is Pinyin (coloring is [Hanping's](http://... Read more.

twitter.com

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hanpingchinese about 3 years

Idiomatic Forest (practice your Chinese by describing pictures)

Idiomatic Forest helps learners activate their language skills by discussing and describing pictures, getting feedback from native speakers in return for helping others learn your language. Read more.

idiomaticforest.com

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Writing Tools-and-Apps Mobile Web

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Olle Linge about 3 years

普通话异读词审音表 (List of variant character pronunciations, mainland standard)

This page lists variant pronunciations and their standard readings in Mandarin Chinese (Mainland Standard). It does not list characters that have different readings based on different meanings, so ... Read more.

baike.baidu.com

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Olle Linge almost 4 years

Iteration marks in Chinese (Wikipedia)

Have you ever wondered what a small 二 or weird symbols that look like 〻 or 々 mean in Chinese handwriting? These aren't characters you normally find in printed books, but they do exist in handwritin... Read more.

en.wikipedia.org

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Olle Linge over 4 years

Second round of simplified Chinese characters (Wikipedia)

This is an article about the second round of character simplifications that didn't succeed, although some of the characters are still in use. The main difference between this round and the previous... Read more.

en.wikipedia.org

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Olle Linge over 4 years

Chinese Tutor - Flashcards, Dictionary, Speaking Practice

Online Chinese flashcards that adapt to your learning, Chinese speaking practice using voice recognition, and a simple, fast Chinese-English dictionary. Read more.

fastchinese.org

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ChineseTutor over 5 years

Three ways to improve the way you review Chinese characters

In this article, I discuss three things you can do to improve the way you review characters, mainly focusing on avoiding rote learning, time quality and making sure your study method really prepare... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Visual Chinese Search

A search tool for finding visually similar Chinese characters. Input a Chinese character and see a list of other characters that look roughly the same. The tool also offers character decomposition ... Read more.

visualchinesesearch.com

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Kevin Bullaughey about 2 years