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Textbook Vocabulary Lists (Skritter)

Vocabulary lists for most major textbooks. Downloading the lists requires free signup to Skritter. Read more.

skritter.com

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Kai Carver about 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

Chinese Learn Online (CLO)

Learn Chinese Online with CLO - Go from absolute beginner to intermediate learner with our step by step, progressive audio lessons in Mandarin Chinese Read more.

ChineseLearnOnline.com

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Beginner Intermediate Language-learning Listening Vocabulary Courses-and-textbooks Audio Course iOS Online-Tool Paid Pronunciation Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters

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Adam_CLO about 5 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 almost 5 years

Learning the right chengyu the right way (Hacking Chinese)

Many people regard chengyu as the golden key to the Chinese language and believe that learning chengyu will impress native speakers and take their Chinese to the next level. However, learning cheng... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

中文阅读天地 (University of Iowa)

This site contains a huge number of lessons, complete with texts, vocabulary, audio, exercises and much more. And it's all free. Note that if you want to get the intermediate and advanced material,... Read more.

collections.uiowa.edu

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Reading Vocabulary Courses-and-textbooks Android Audio Textbook Web

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Olle Linge almost 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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Beginner Intermediate Language-learning Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Handwriting

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Olle Linge almost 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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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Pronunciation

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Olle Linge 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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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Handwriting

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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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Beginner Intermediate Reading Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Spaced repetition - Efficient memorization & what it's good for (Gwern.net)

This is the best overview of spaced repetition research I have seen online or offline. It's thorough, well-argued and probably covers more than you were looking for. It's not specifically about Chi... Read more.

gwern.net

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Grammar Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Blog Research

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Olle Linge over 3 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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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters

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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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Resource-collections Blog Characters Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters

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Olle Linge over 4 years

Melnyks (Podcast / Audio Course)

This website offers theme-based, progressive and easy online lessons. Audio course with full PDF transcripts, worksheets, mobile apps, videos and more. From what I can see, the first 100 lessons ar... Read more.

melnyks.com

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Beginner Intermediate Listening Vocabulary Courses-and-textbooks Resource-collections Audio Course Text

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Olle Linge about 5 years

LearnWithOliver - Chinese Flashcards - Learn Chinese Language Online

Learn Mandarin Chinese online with our Audio Flashcard System, multiple choice test, annotated texts and games. Suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners. Read more.

learnwitholiver.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Chinese-in-context General Language-learning Vocabulary Courses-and-textbooks Tools-and-Apps

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antosch 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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Vocabulary Writing Information-and-Advice Tools-and-Apps Characters Web

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stefanwienert about 5 years

华老师信箱 (Chinese language Q&A from 华文教育网)

This is a Q&A page where teachers answer questions about Mandarin, mainly vocabulary use and grammar, but sometimes other questions as well. It's mostly useful because of the wealth of information ... Read more.

hwjyw.com

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Advanced Intermediate Grammar Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Resource-collections Blog Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters

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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 3 years

Top 10 Chinese Vocabulary Words for the Ghost Month

10 useful vocabulary words related to the Chinese traditional holiday 鬼月(guĭ yuè), the ghost month, Read more.

fluentu.com

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Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice

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Alan about 5 years

HiNative | A global platform for your questions

HiNative is a Q&A site where you can ask people all over the world about culture, language, anything. We support over 100 languages. Read more.

hinative.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Grammar Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Social-learning Tools-and-Apps Community Language-exchange Online-Tool

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Rebecca McKay about 5 years

A Realistic Look at the Challenges of Reading Chinese (Sinosplice)

This article on Sinosplice discusses the question of how many characters you actually need to be able to read Chinese (no, the answer isn't 2,000). Of course, the main question is what you want to ... Read more.

sinosplice.com

Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Vocabulary Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Sensible Chinese character learning revisited

In a way, learning Chinese characters is very much like learning vocabulary in any foreign language and much of the efficient methods developed there works well for Chinese as well. However, charac... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Writing Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Mnemonics for Pronouncing Chinese Characters

Serge Gorodish describes himself as "Mathematician, father, programmer, amateur linguist, cynic/idealist, and all-around nice guy" and has found a way to split pinyin syllables in components, which... Read more.

countryoftheblind.blogspot.de

Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Pronunciation

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Matthias over 5 years

Tone Colors and What Pleco Did with Them (Laowai Chinese 老外中文)

This blog-post offers an introduction to the concept of coloured tones in Chinese learning software. Where do the colours come from? Why were they chosen? And what colours should you choose for you... Read more.

laowaichinese.net

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Pronunciation

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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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Pronunciation Simplified-Characters

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Olle Linge 2 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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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Simplified-Characters

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Olle Linge 2 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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Simplified-Characters

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Olle Linge 2 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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Simplified-Characters

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Olle Linge 2 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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Simplified-Characters

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Olle Linge 2 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 2 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

Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Simplified-Characters

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Olle Linge 2 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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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Online-Tool Simplified-Characters

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Olle Linge 2 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 2 months

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

@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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Language-learning Reading Vocabulary Writing Information-and-Advice Resource-highlights Characters Simplified-Characters

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hanpingchinese almost 3 years

Mandarin Friend 中文朋友 (explorations in Chinese grammar and vocabulary)

This blog provides in-depth explanations of some grammar and vocabulary topics in Mandarin Chinese. While there aren't a huge number of articles so far, there are enough to issue a general recommen... Read more.

mandarinfriend.wordpress.com

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Advanced Intermediate Grammar Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Resource-collections Blog

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Olle Linge over 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 over 3 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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Simplified-Characters

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Olle Linge over 4 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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Transcription into Chinese characters (Wikipedia)

Have you ever wondered how names from other languages are transliterated into Chinese? There is actually a reference table where you can see how different sounds are translated into Chinese charact... Read more.

en.wikipedia.org

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Translation

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Pinyin sort order (Pinyin News)

Ever wondered how words are sorted in Pinyin? Well, alphabetically is the first answer, but what about diacritic marks? What about tones? Read more.

pinyin.info

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Flashcard overflow: About card models and review directions

The question of how to design flashcards is faced by all learners who use them. What should you put on the front? What should you put on the back? Should you add single characters or whole words? O... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge over 5 years