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Focusing on tone pairs to improve your Mandarin pronunciation

When learning to pronounce tones in Chinese, it makes sense to focus on words rather than single syllables. Most words in Chinese are disyllabic and since practising these will also include to tone... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Pronunciation

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Olle Linge about 7 years

WaiChinese

Listen to native speakers, mimic the audio while recording, receive instant feedback on spoken phases. Then submit your recording to be evaluated by real native teachers. Read more.

waichinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Tools-and-Apps Android Audio Course iOS Mobile Online-Tool Simplified-Characters Teaching Web

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电猫 about 6 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 over 6 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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Adam_CLO almost 7 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 about 7 years

Chinese character stroke order rules (Understanding Chinese Characters on YouTube)

This is a basic video demonstration of the stroke order rules for writing Chinese characters. It's short and if you find something lacking, your question may have already been answered in the comme... Read more.

youtube.com

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Beginner Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Audio Characters Handwriting Video VPN-required

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Olle Linge about 6 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 over 6 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 over 6 years

How and why to use television to learn Chinese

Television is a valuable asset in the modern language learners toolkit. The medium provides a convenient way to enjoy large volumes of passive listening practice in a stress free environment. The c... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Language-learning Listening Information-and-Advice Audio Video

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Olle Linge almost 7 years

Podcast | Hacking Chinese

The Hacking Chinese podcast is about how to learn Mandarin, with in-depth discussions about how to approach challenges, solve problems and get the most out of your learning. Many episodes are recor... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Language-learning Information-and-Advice Resource-collections Audio Web

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Olle Linge 5 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 about 3 years

Hacking Chinese: A Practical Guide to Learning Mandarin (video/Audio/Text course)

Through video, text and audio, this course helps you become a better language learner. It also explains many Chinese-specific learning strategies necessary to avoid wasting lots of time or missing ... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Language-learning Courses-and-textbooks Information-and-Advice Audio Course Paid Text Video

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Chinese for Beginners (Coursera & Peking University)

This is a course offered by Peking University and Coursera. It's free to use, but you need to register (you can preview it before you register, though). There are six units, each taking roughly one... Read more.

coursera.org

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Beginner General Courses-and-textbooks Audio Text Video

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Olle Linge almost 6 years

A guide to Pinyin traps and pitfalls (Hacking Chinese)

My article about various common problems students have with Pinyin. These problems mostly exist because people read Pinyin as if it were a phonetic alphabet instead of a transcription system. Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Audio Blog Pronunciation

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Olle Linge about 6 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 over 6 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 over 6 years

How to find out how good your Chinese pronunciation really is

Evaluating pronunciation needn't be hard, but many methods commonly used by teachers are deeply flawed, resulting in inaccurate error analysis. If we want to improve, we need to be clear about what... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Pronunciation

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Olle Linge almost 7 years

John Pasden's complete tips on Chinese pronunciation (Sinosplice)

John Pasden has over ten years of experience teaching Chinese language, and a particular awareness of phonetic difficulties. This page gathers a number of posts on his website sinosplice about pron... Read more.

sinosplice.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Pronunciation

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Julien Leyre about 7 years

Outlier Linguistics Chinese Character Dictionary and Masterclass

Outlier Linguistics provide a number high-quality resources for learning Chinese characters. All serious students should check out their dictionary, which is by far the easiest way to access reliab... Read more.

outlier-linguistics.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Courses-and-textbooks Information-and-Advice Tools-and-Apps Audio Course Dictionary Mobile Paid Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters Video Web

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Olle Linge 8 months

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 over 5 years

Master Mandarin: The Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide to Learning Chinese the Fun Way - Language Mastery

You don’t need to spend thousands on classes. You don’t need boring textbooks. You don’t need to be good at languages. And you don’t have to move to China or Taiwan (though that’s great if you can)... Read more.

l2mastery.com

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Beginner Language-learning Information-and-Advice Book

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hanpingchinese over 5 years

Chinese Pronunciation Wiki (AllSet Learning)

This newly launched site offers basic information about pronunciation, mostly things that should be in all beginner courses and textbooks but seldom are. Currently, the content is fairly limited, b... Read more.

resources.allsetlearning.com

Beginner Speaking Information-and-Advice Audio Pronunciation Text

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Olle Linge almost 6 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 over 6 years

The Phonology of Standard Chinese by Duanmu San (Review on Hacking Chinese)

Duanmu San's "The Phonology of Standard Chinese" is by far the best introduction to Mandarin phonology that I'm aware of. It's mostly useful for people who like phonology or are already at an advan... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Book Pronunciation Research Review

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Olle Linge almost 7 years

The Grand Listening Cycle: Improve your Chinese listening ability | Hacking Chinese

Learning to understand spoken Chinese is mostly a matter of practice and I've found that having fixed and regular routines helps a lot. This article introduces the grand listening cycle, which cont... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Information-and-Advice Audio

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Olle Linge about 7 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 about 7 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 7 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 about 7 years

Chinese Tools - 40 lessons

As the name implies, Chinese Tools is mostly about tools for learners and teachers, but they also have 40 lessons for beginner students of Chinese. This is not reading practice in the sense of most... Read more.

chinese-tools.com

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Olle Linge 26 days

现代汉语通用字笔顺规范电子书 (PRC authoritative stroke order for 7,000 Chinese characters)

This is a digital version of the official authoritative stroke order standard used in China. It is sorted by stroke and is not searchable, so it's a bit hard to use. Thus, other resources will ofte... Read more.

yuke.blcu.edu.cn

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Resource-highlights Book Dictionary Handwriting Simplified-Characters Web

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Olle Linge about 1 month

國語文教育叢書第十九:常用國字辨似

This site (originally a book) explains the difference between commonly mixed up (traditional) characters, published by Taiwan's Ministry of Education. As it says in the introduction, the main purpo... Read more.

language.moe.gov.tw

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Olle Linge 6 months

OptiLingo Language Learning (Chinese)

Description provided by OptiLingo (I have not yet tried this service myself): "OptiLingo is a hands-free language learning app that prioritizes learning Chinese through speaking rather than typi... Read more.

optilingo.com

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Beginner Listening Speaking Courses-and-textbooks Tools-and-Apps Audio Paid

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Olle Linge 9 months

A Chinese Typewriter in Silicon Valley: What 150 Years of Chinese Information Technology Can Teach the Alphabetic World

This is a presentation by Thomas S. Mullaney about Chinese typewriters through history. In the digital age, typing in Chinese is easier than it has ever been, but how did the Chinese typewrite evol... Read more.

youtu.be

Advanced Beginner Intermediate Living-in-Chinese Information-and-Advice Audio Research Simplified-Characters Video

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Olle Linge 10 months

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 almost 2 years

ChineseMe

ChineseMe is the most integrated Mandarin course, designed for motivated learners who have decided to become fluent. It is an interactive textbook that adapts itself to your interests. The course i... Read more.

chinese-me.com

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Tim about 3 years

How to Learn Chinese (free e-book from LTL Mandarin School)

This is a free e-book with a collection of articles about how to learn Chinese, to which I have contributed one chapter about listening ability. This is a good collection overall with contributions... Read more.

livethelanguage.cn

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Beginner Intermediate General Information-and-Advice Book Text

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

The Open Languages Project (learning Chinese character-by-character)

This is a character-by-character beginner course in Chinese, provided free of charge at the Open Languages Project. It teaches you to read (and listen to) Chinese by explaining and introducing one ... Read more.

oplang.org

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Olle Linge about 5 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 5 years

New Concept Mandarin (Chinese Course Online)

From their website (if you have personal experience of their courses, please leave a comment): New Concept Mandarin specializes in teaching Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua) as a second language. Act... Read more.

newconceptmandarin.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Courses-and-textbooks Audio Paid Video Web

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Olle Linge about 6 years

Learn in Your Car: Mandarin Chinese (Henry Raymond Jr. on Spotify)

Recommended and introduced by Oscar Sjöberg [here](http://www.hackingchinese.com/extensive-listening-challenge-october-2014-wrapping-up/#comment-645716): The material is for beginners, like myse... Read more.

open.spotify.com

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Olle Linge over 6 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 over 6 years