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Speak Good Chinese (Improve speaking by seeing your tones)

This application is built on the speech sound analysis program Praat and is completely free of charge and available for many platforms. The idea is simple: A word is presented with a tone contour a... Read more.

speakgoodchinese.org

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Tools-and-Apps Audio Pronunciation

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Olle Linge over 4 years

Chinese Hacks (Tips, Tricks, Hacks, Software and Websites to make learning Chinese easier)

Chinese Hacks is run by Dave Flynn and might look similar to Hacking Chinese at first glance, but actually isn't. Most of the articles on Chinese Hacks are about software, apps or other tools for l... Read more.

chinesehacks.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Information-and-Advice Resource-collections Tools-and-Apps Blog Web

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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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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Characters Online-Tool Simplified-Characters SRS Traditional-Characters Video

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Matthias over 4 years

Tasty Mantou Chinese (Online dictionary)

This dictionary is new and looks promising. It provides easy look-up for characters and words (both simplified and traditional) along with sample sentences with audio. You can also write characters... Read more.

tastymantou.com

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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters

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Olle Linge over 4 years

Using Audacity to learn Chinese (speaking and listening) (Hacking Chinese)

Audacity is a marvellous piece of software that allows you to record audio (yourself, other people or whatever is playing on your computer), mimic native speakers, edit and enhance the audio, as we... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Speaking Information-and-Advice Tools-and-Apps Blog

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

Learn Chinese with CSLPOD

CSLPOD offers a large library of audio for all levels and the audio is available for free (you can subscribe for some other services, such as vocabulary explanations, sentence drilling and some exe... Read more.

cslpod.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Resource-collections Audio Text

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

Talkify (online text-to-speech, including Mandarin)

This is an excellent tool that provides free text-to-speech (TTS) for inserted addresses, meaning that you can listen to news articles or blog posts while reading them. You could also rip the audio... Read more.

talkify.net

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Reading Tools-and-Apps Audio Text

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

Studying Chinese when your grades matter (Hacking Chinese)

Ideally, we would study Chinese just because we want to and in any manner we see fit, but this isn't how it works for most students. Instead, we need to care about tests and grades, an extra layer ... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate General Information-and-Advice Blog Exam

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

Pinyin.info

This website contains a wealth of information about characters and romanisation. It's maintained by Mark Swofford. There are many articles about Pinyin as well as a number of useful tools, which I ... Read more.

pinyin.info

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Resource-collections Characters Pronunciation

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

Tatoeba - Collecting example sentences

Tatoeba offers sentences in many languages (you can choose yourself which languages to search for). This is excellent if you want to find your own example sentences for your Chinese vocabulary or i... Read more.

tatoeba.org

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Grammar Reading Writing Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Web

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

Asking the experts: How to bridge the gap to real Chinese (Hacking Chinese)

Many students of Chinese think that it's hard to bridge the gap from textbook Chinese to the Chinese used by native speakers in the real world. This article contains useful insights and hands-on ad... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Intermediate Listening Reading Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

Praat - Doing phonetics by computer

Praat is one of the most widely used programs when it comes to doing scientific phonetic analysis. It requires some training to use most of the features, but all students can easily learn how to an... Read more.

praat.org

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Speaking Tools-and-Apps Pronunciation

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

开卷八分钟 (8-minute introductions to books in Chinese)

This program provides 8-minute introductions of various books. The fact that each program is so short makes it very easy to listen to and it's also a good way of learning more about Chinese literat... Read more.

phtv.ifeng.com

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Advanced Listening Resource-collections Audio Literature Review Video

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

Immersion at home or: Why you don’t have to go abroad to learn Chinese (Hacking Chinese)

You don't have to go abroad to learn Chinese. The main difference between staying at home and going abroad is that it requires less effort to learn once you're there (although it still requires qui... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Living-in-Chinese Information-and-Advice Blog Expat Web

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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

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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-collections Characters Handwriting Web

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Matthias almost 5 years

Hao Hao Report - The best China news and blog posts as chosen by you

"Socially curated China news, blogs, videos and pictures. China news, language, travel, business, technology, politics, entertainment." This site isn't specifically geared towards language learn... Read more.

haohaoreport.com

Advanced Beginner Intermediate Living-in-Chinese Resource-collections Community News Politics

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

Mandarin HQ - Learn Basic Mandarin for Social, Travel and Work Situations

This site is a free resource for beginner learners of Mandarin who are looking to develop basic conversational ability for social, travel or work situations. It currently contains a small archive o... Read more.

mandarinhq.com

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Beginner General Courses-and-textbooks Video Web

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BK almost 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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Android Audio Cantonese Dictionary Handwriting Mobile Paid Pronunciation Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters

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hanpingchinese almost 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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Characters Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters Web

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

FourTones (Web music game for learning Chinese)

This game helps you learn tones. You will see the lyrics of Chinese songs approaching you and you're supposed to select which of them actually belong to the lyrics you're hearing. It's a reasonably... Read more.

fourtones.com

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Reading Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Game Music Web

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

Character Stroke Order Worksheets (Arch Chinese)

This tool allows you to generate character writing exercise sheets that include stroke order information, thus saving you or your students a lot of time. This is not as customisable as the other on... Read more.

archchinese.com

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Beginner Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Characters Paid Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

田字格打印 - 中文天下 (Generates stroke-order exercise sheets)

This is a simple tool that generates exercise sheets for stroke order practice. You input the characters you want to practice (or that you want your students to practice) and the site gives you bac... Read more.

yes-chinese.com

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Beginner Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Characters Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters Web

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

Introduction to Chinese Characters (Video by ABCsof Chinese)

This is a neat video that introduces Chinese characters to complete beginners. It's not a substitute for a real lecture on how characters work, but this is still the best introduction I have seen s... Read more.

youtube.com

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Beginner Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Video

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

Pinyin charts with audio for iPad (Allset Learning)

This is an excellent (free) app for those who want to familiarise themselves with Pinyin. This beats anything written in a standard textbook and the ease of access of all the sounds is a must for b... Read more.

allsetlearning.com

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Beginner Speaking Tools-and-Apps Pronunciation

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

Taiwanese Mandarin (Wikipedia)

This article is an excellent start for anyone who wants to know more about the Mandarin spoken in Taiwan. In general, it's very similar to the Chinese spoken on the Mainland and most Taiwanese peop... Read more.

en.wikipedia.org

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Beginner Intermediate Chinese-in-context Living-in-Chinese Information-and-Advice Dialects

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Olle Linge almost 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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Characters Pronunciation

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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

Mandarin Chinese Phonetics (Zein.se)

This is a simple and straightforward explanation of Chinese phonetics. I recommend it because it's not very complicated and (mostly) correct. I will try to write something myself later, but in the ... Read more.

zein.se

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Pronunciation

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

MandarinMadeEZ | Mandarin Chinese Video Lessons With Fiona Tian

Mandarin Chinese With Fiona Tian is a free video resource for learning Mandarin Chinese in a fun, enjoyable way. Chinese doesn't have to be hard. Kick back, relax, and enjoy. Read more.

mandarinmadeez.com

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Beginner Intermediate General Courses-and-textbooks Resource-collections TV Video Web

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Gwilym almost 5 years

天涯论坛 (Tianya Club)

Tianya Club is a very popular online Chinese forum (according to Wikipedia, it's the twelfth most visited website in China). The site is massive, including not only a forum, but also blogs, photo s... Read more.

bbs.tianya.cn

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Advanced Reading Resource-collections Social-learning Forum

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

Foreigncy (Reading and vocabulary practice for advanced learners)

Foreigncy provides daily digital flashcards, with audio, that prepare a user to read a foreign policy or economics from a regional source. The site also provide users with an English language summa... Read more.

foreigncy.org

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Advanced Reading Vocabulary Resource-collections Economics News Politics Text

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Olle Linge almost 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 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 almost 5 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 5 years

Sing Chinese Songs - Listen to Chinese music and learn Chinese with famous Chinese songs

The official introduction sums it up pretty well: It's a place where you can listen to Chinese music and learn Chinese with famous Chinese songs in Mandarin (simplified characters). As well, le... Read more.

singchinesesongs.com

Beginner Intermediate Listening Speaking Tools-and-Apps Audio Music

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

Language Log » Victor Mair

Language Log is an excellent blog where ~20 authors share their thoughts about languages and related topics. While the other authors also post interesting articles, I have chosen to link directly t... Read more.

languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

凤凰FM - 中国第一音频平台!(app for streaming of programs, audio books etc.)

This app, which is available for free both on Android and iOS allows you to access tons of programs and audiobooks for free. Some of them aren't free, but it's clearly written which are, so you don... Read more.

diantai.ifeng.com

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Advanced Listening Resource-collections Tools-and-Apps Android Audio iOS

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

56听书网 (online audiobook streaming)

This website offers a very large number of audio books in Chinese, directly available for streaming (no registration or log in necessary). If you don’t want to listen online, try finding a plugin t... Read more.

ting56.com

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Advanced Listening Resource-collections Audio Literature

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Olle Linge almost 5 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 almost 5 years

爱词霸Iciba.com

Online Chinese-English and English-Chinese dictionary, with definitions, audio pronunciation, synonyms, antonyms, related words and expressions, and numerous example sentences. Also provides Engl... Read more.

iciba.com

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Translation

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Kai Carver almost 5 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 almost 5 years

Culture Alley Mandarin

This site offers basics, self-paced lessons where you can learn basic vocabulary and grammar (usually with audio as well). There are also Skype lessons and other more interactive parts of the site ... Read more.

culturealley.com

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Beginner General Courses-and-textbooks Audio Text

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

《重訂標點符號手冊》修訂版 (Punctuation Manual)

This site offers detailed information of how to use punctuation marks in Chinese. Even though the usage is very close to English, it's not identical, so it's good to have a reference to look things... Read more.

edu.tw

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Advanced Writing Information-and-Advice Traditional-Characters

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

Global Language Online Support System (with Chinese lessons)

This page offers several hundred lessons for Chinese about different topics, including both reading practice and listening. They also have some learning activities, including quizzes. I have tried ... Read more.

gloss.dliflc.edu

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Advanced Intermediate Chinese-in-context Listening Reading Courses-and-textbooks Audio Simplified-Characters Text

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

知乎 - 与世界分享你的知识、经验和见解 (Chinese Quora)

This site is best described as a Chinese version of Quora, so in other words a site where people ask and answer questions (and discuss other people's questions and answers). Read more.

zhihu.com

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Advanced Reading Writing Resource-collections Social-learning Forum Text

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Olle Linge about 5 years

慢速中文 Slow Chinese (Cultural Podcast for Chinese Learners)

A great resource collections with over 100 episodes, all with transcripts. The audio is, as the name implies, rather slow, which makes it more accessible than more rapid, native content. The episod... Read more.

slow-chinese.com

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Resource-collections Audio Text

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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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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Characters Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters

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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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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Characters Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters

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Kai Carver about 5 years

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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Courses-and-textbooks Textbook

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Kai Carver about 5 years

Wengu - Chinese Classics

Nice presentation of Chinese classics in original version and English or French translations. Works include 300 Tang Poems, Analects of Confucius, Lao Tse's Tao Te Ching, the I Ching, and more. Chi... Read more.

wengu.tartarie.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Resource-collections Literature Parallel-texts Translation

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Kai Carver about 5 years

Nulinu.li

An online tool for vocabulary learning where the user creates lists of learned words and words to learn, and is shown example sentences for learning and reviewing them. Registration required. Read more.

goo.gl

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Online-Tool Productivity

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ednorog about 5 years

italki: Learn a language online

iTalki isn't specifically designed for learning Chinese, but it's still one of the most convenient and probably also one of the cheapest way to find people to practice Chinese with. Sure, you can f... Read more.

italki.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Speaking Social-learning Language-exchange Teaching

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Olle Linge about 5 years