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The 5th Skill: Handwriting (Laowai Chinese 老外中文)

In this article, Albert Wolfe of Laowai Chinese talks about handwriting as the fifth skill. The four normal skills are listening, speaking, reading and writing, but he argues that in Chinese, handw... Read more.

laowaichinese.net

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Advanced Intermediate Writing Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge about 6 years

15 Chinese Artifacts That Will Change How You Look at China (chinaSMACK)

Historical artifacts unearthed in China such as golf clubs, fashion accessories, toilet seats, toothbrushes, double-ended lesbian dildos and Google's Android? As usual, chinaSMACK provides parallel... Read more.

chinasmack.com

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Advanced Intermediate Reading Resource-highlights History

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Olle Linge about 6 years

Chinese Dictionary - YellowBridge

Talking Chinese dictionary with sample sentences, handwriting recognition, fuzzy pinyin matches, word decomposition, animated stroke order, character etymology, etc. Read more.

yellowbridge.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Web

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Tom about 6 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 about 6 years

Laowai Chinese 老外中文

Laowai Chinese doesn't update often, but when it does, it's usually worth reading. The blog is about anything related to Chinese and China, but I find posts about vocabulary, grammar and culture th... Read more.

laowaichinese.net

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge about 6 years

Chinese-Characters.org

This site offers a reasonably comprehensive character dictionary that includes a few things most other dictionaries don't offer, such as etymology (with pictures) and a list of words a certain char... Read more.

chinese-characters.org

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Web

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Olle Linge about 6 years

"Learn Chinese" Resource Bank (by LaowaiChinese.net)

Tips, Tricks, Software, Websites and Lessons to make learning Chinese easier. This is basically an aggregator that collects blog-posts and new updates from a large variety of sites related to learn... Read more.

netvibes.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Resource-collections

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Olle Linge about 6 years

新闻公告 - 汉语考试服务网 (HSK & YCT test resources)

This website offers a large number of previous HSK and YCT Chinese proficiency tests, sorted by year and level. This is excellent for test preparation and/or benchmarking. Read more.

chinesetest.cn

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Reading Resource-collections Exam

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Olle Linge about 6 years

nciku - Online English Chinese Dictionary, Learn Chinese Mandarin Online

Chinese-English and English-Chinese dictionary with Chinese handwriting recognition, pinyin translation, audio pronunciation, personalized vocab lists, picture theme words and useful Chinese conver... Read more.

nciku.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Web

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Olle Linge about 6 years

Chinese-forums.com

Chinese-forums is the best place to go online if you have questions about Chinese or want to browse through threads where other people (some of them very knowledgeable indeed) discuss Chinese and r... Read more.

chinese-forums.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Social-learning Community

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Olle Linge about 6 years

句酷 - 例句搜索 免费在线翻译

This website offers a large number of sentences, just search for any character or word and you can view hundreds of examples of how it's used in Chinese. This is mostly useful once you have the bas... Read more.

jukuu.com

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Advanced Intermediate Grammar Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Web

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Olle Linge about 6 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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Mobile

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Olle Linge about 6 years

The World of Chinese | Culture, Language, Travel, Food, Living in China, and more

The World of Chinese is a magazine and website that offers a wealth of information about Chinese language and culture. They also have an active Twitter feed you should check out. This is their offi... Read more.

theworldofchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Resource-collections Web

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Olle Linge about 6 years

Pinyin Basics

This page describes the basics of how Pinyin works (i.e. how sounds are written, not necessarily how they are pronounced). It deals with problems such as when to add dots over u, false initials, om... Read more.

talkbank.org

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge about 6 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 about 6 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 about 6 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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Mobile Paid SRS Web

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Olle Linge about 6 years

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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Mobile SRS

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Olle Linge about 6 years

Chinese Language (Reddit)

This is the most active discussion group on Reddit for discussing questions related to the Chinese language. Most posts here are questions about Chinese, so if you already know a bit, you can help ... Read more.

reddit.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Social-learning Community

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Olle Linge about 6 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 about 6 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 about 6 years

A Cat That Barks (About looking Chinese without knowing the language)

This is a story about looking Chinese but not knowing how to speak Chinese. It's an eye-opener for people who don't look Chinese and study Chinese, but it might also be painfully familiar for stude... Read more.

youtube.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Living-in-Chinese Information-and-Advice Video VPN-required

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Olle Linge about 6 years

Chinese Listening Practice: Why and How to Get Started

This article focuses on listening ability and is fairly comprehensive. I have written about most of this before on Hacking Chinese, but this is a better overview than anything else I’ve written pre... Read more.

fluentu.com

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Beginner Intermediate Listening Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge about 6 years

Learn Chinese (Sinosplice)

This is John Pasden's site about learning Chinese. Apart from the various resources shown on this page, he also writes one of the longest-running and most popular blogs about learning Chinese and l... Read more.

sinosplice.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge about 6 years

Chinese Language Stack Exchange

Stack Exchange is a site where people can ask questions to the community and get answers back. These answers are then rated by other people in the community and the most helpful answer can be chose... Read more.

chinese.stackexchange.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Social-learning Community Web

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Olle Linge about 6 years

Chinese Calligraphy Editor (Chinese-Tools.com)

Create your own Chinese calligraphy with a character, a word, a sentence or any text. Choose the size, style, orientation, simplified or traditional Chinese characters. This tool offers a wide vari... Read more.

chinese-tools.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Writing Tools-and-Apps Web

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Olle Linge about 6 years

Chinese Seal Generator (Chinese-Tools.com)

Get your own unique and personalized Chinese Seal, with your name or any sentence. This tool is useful if you want to create a generic Chinese-looking logo or seal for almost any purpose. There are... Read more.

chinese-tools.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Writing Tools-and-Apps Web

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Olle Linge about 6 years

Pinyin Conversion: Number <> Tone Mark (Lexilogos)

This is a neat little tool that converts pin1yin1 with numbers to pīnyīn with tone marks. Very simple, very useful. Read more.

lexilogos.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Writing Tools-and-Apps Input-method Web

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Olle Linge about 6 years

How to Learn Chinese Faster: Capacity Management

This is the second article I’ve written for FluentU and it’s focused on the topic of capacity management. The main ideas here are not limited to language learning, actually, but is part of the much... Read more.

fluentu.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Language-learning Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge about 6 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 about 6 years

A collection of Chinese corpora and frequency lists

This is a collection of several Chinese corpora that can be quite useful if you're looking for detailed information about collocations and the like. Simply entering a word will give you sentences, ... Read more.

corpus.leeds.ac.uk

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Research Web

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Olle Linge about 6 years

An Easier Way to Learn Chinese: Comprehensible Input

My third freelance article written for the FluentU Chinese language learning blog. This time I talk about comprehensible input, scaffolding and offer some concrete guidelines for how to make immers... Read more.

fluentu.com

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Beginner Intermediate Listening Reading Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge about 6 years

弦子 - 逆風的薔薇

As far as I know, this isn’t the kind of music 弦子 is typically associated with (I’ve checked some of the other albums and didn’t like them at all). This song is quite good, though, even though her ... Read more.

youtube.com

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Intermediate Listening Resource-highlights Music VPN-required

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Olle Linge about 6 years

王菲 - 再見螢火蟲

王菲 is extremely well-known in China (or in the West as Faye Wong) and has a marvellous voice, here used to create something darker and leaning more towards rock. Very good indeed. The lyrics make t... Read more.

youtube.com

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Resource-highlights Music VPN-required

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Olle Linge about 6 years

Skeptoid: 民间神话背后的科学根據

This is the Chinese version of the popular Skeptoid.com podcast that deals with urban legends and myths from a scientific perspective. The Chinese version is well-produced and the content is transl... Read more.

skeptoid.com.cn

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Advanced Listening Resource-collections Audio Text

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Olle Linge about 6 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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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Mobile Web

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Olle Linge about 6 years

百度词典 (Baidu Dictionary)

This is one of the most useful dictionaries online. The fact that it's also linked to 百度百科 (a sort of Chinese Wikipedia), the information available here is next to endless. Since most is in Chinese... Read more.

dict.baidu.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Web

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Olle Linge about 6 years

汉典 zdic.net

This is my favourite free online Chinese-Chinese dictionary. it offers a lot of words with detailed explanations, along with examples. I use it for all kinds of Chinese-Chinese look-ups, especially... Read more.

zdic.net

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Web

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Olle Linge about 6 years

Arch Chinese - Learn Chinese with innovative Chinese writing worksheets and powerful online Chinese English dictionary

Arch Chinese offers quite a lot of features (Worksheets, Flashcards, Pinyin Table, Radicals, Tools), but the most useful thing is still the dictionary. It offers sound, stroke animations and, most ... Read more.

archchinese.com

Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Teaching Web

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Olle Linge about 6 years

Zhongwen.com - Chinese characters and culture

I first used this dictionary during my first semester of Chinese and I have kept using it ever since. It has pretty good information about character etymology and provides more accurate information... Read more.

zhongwen.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Vocabulary Resource-collections Tools-and-Apps Classical-Chinese Dictionary Traditional-Characters Web

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Olle Linge about 6 years

MDBG English to Chinese dictionary

One of the most convenient dictionaries online. This is my default dictionary in the CE category. It has a clean interface, is easy to use, has handwriting recognition, stroke order and sound. Some... Read more.

mdbg.net

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Web

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Olle Linge about 6 years

NEOTV 星际争霸2 - 视频站

This is one of the major broadcasters of StarCraft 2 games in China. Apart from having lots of news about the game, they also stream matches, both live and in video format. Almost all content is in... Read more.

v.neotv.cn

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Advanced Listening Resource-collections Game Video

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Olle Linge about 6 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 about 6 years

How to Describe Medical Symptoms in Chinese (一步一个脚印)

In this blog post, Carl Gene Fordham goes through a long list of ways of describing different ailments and illnesses in Chinese. This is excellent if you happen to fall ill in China, but it's also ... Read more.

carlgene.com

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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge about 6 years

Business Chinese Vocabulary List: Foreign Companies in Chinese

Nice list of foreign companies names in China. Read more.

fluentu.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights

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stefanwienert about 6 years

Pianke - 片刻Ting

A very pleasant Mandarin podcast series - 3-7 minute fiction podcasts with cute background music. Full text for each podcast is available on the side. 片刻ting是片刻网的有声频道,为用户开辟了一个属于耳朵的独立空间,为文字赋予不同的感觉。 Read more.

pianke.me

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Advanced Listening Resource-collections Audio

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Julien Leyre about 6 years

Chinese Notes — Grammar (中文笔记 - 语法)

This is a comprehensive overview of Chinese grammar with lots of detailed information on many levels. One advantage is that most terms are written both in English and Chinese, which is very good if... Read more.

chinesenotes.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Grammar Resource-collections

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Olle Linge about 6 years

Jason D. Patent on "An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics" by Perry Link

This is a review of Perry Link's book about Chinese. This passage sums it up pretty well, and although I haven't read the book (yet), it's high on my list of books to get my hands on: "In writin... Read more.

lareviewofbooks.org

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Advanced Intermediate Chinese-in-context Grammar Vocabulary Resource-highlights Book Research Review

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Olle Linge over 6 years

Popup Chinese Sinica Podcast

A weekly podcast about current affairs in China (in English) with 2 great hosts and interesting guests. Podcast-Feed: http://popupchinese.com/feeds/custom/sinica Read more.

popupchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Living-in-Chinese Information-and-Advice Audio News

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stefanwienert over 6 years

Chinese Grammar Wiki

This is the best grammar resource available online. In essence, it's a collection of a number of resources (some of which are only available in Chinese) presented online and in English, neatly stru... Read more.

resources.allsetlearning.com

Advanced Beginner Intermediate Grammar Web

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Olle Linge over 6 years

有道 (Youdao.com)

This is by far the best online Chinese-English-Chinese dictionary I know. Not only does it have much more words than most other dictionaries, it also has bilingual sentences in large numbers, givin... Read more.

youdao.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Translation Web

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Olle Linge over 6 years

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 6 years

Language Power Struggles

This article discusses the language power struggle that most learners are very familiar with. "Given a conscious choice between a number of languages to use for interaction, speakers will naturally... Read more.

sinosplice.com

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Expat

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Olle Linge over 6 years

Toward Better Tones in Natural Speech

This article describes the basics of way to teach tones that is different from the traditional way mainly in that the third tone is no longer described as a falling-rising tone (since that is rarel... Read more.

sinosplice.com

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Pronunciation Research Teaching

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Olle Linge over 6 years