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The Chairman's Bao (simplified news for language learners)

The Chairman's Bao offers news in Chinese, written for language learners sorted by HSK level. Each news article comes with text and audio. There's also a live dictionary which you need to sign-up t... Read more.

thechairmansbao.com

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Reading Resource-collections Audio News Text

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Olle Linge about 5 years

Mandarin Companion (Chinese graded readers)

Mandarin Companion offers a series of graded readers for learners of Chinese. I haven't read all of them yet, but the two I have read have both been great. Considering that they use a very limited ... Read more.

mandarincompanion.com

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Beginner Intermediate Reading Resource-collections Book Text

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Olle Linge over 5 years

锵锵三人行

锵锵三人行 is my favourite TV program. It’s also one of the best ones for language learners, mostly because of its focus on talking, availability of transcripts and variety of both guests and topics. Th... Read more.

phtv.ifeng.com

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Zoe over 6 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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Olle Linge almost 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 learning through Video (FluentU)

FluentU offers authentic as well as learner-oriented videos for learning Chinese. A neat interface allows you to use an excellent pop-up dictionary and other useful features to watch and learn from... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Audio Text Video

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lazylink about 5 years

Learning the third tone in Chinese (Hacking Chinese)

The third tone is an essentially low tone. The only time it's pronounced with a high element is in front of another third tone (when it turns into a second tone) and when in complete isolation (whi... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge over 5 years

How to find more time to practise listening (Hacking Chinese)

When it comes to learning to understand spoken Chinese, there are few shortcuts. The more you listen, the more you will understand. But how can we fit more listening into our lives without cutting ... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Language-learning Listening Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge over 5 years

How to learn Chinese characters as a beginner (Hacking Chinese)

Writing Chinese characters for the first time can be very hard, mostly because it's so different from writing letters. It feels more like drawing a picture than writing! This article is aimed at be... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Blog Characters

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Olle Linge almost 6 years

Du Chinese (mobile app for Chinese reading practice)

This is a reading app that contains a number of lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Apart from the reading material, there is also recorded (not synthesised) audio. The app al... Read more.

duchinese.net

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Olle Linge over 4 years

VoA bilingual news (英语教学 双语新闻)

This site presents news in both Chinese (simplified) and English. It's targeted at Chinese people learning English, but that matters little, parallel texts are awesome learning resources regardless... Read more.

voachinese.com

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Advanced Intermediate Reading Resource-collections News Parallel-texts Text Web

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Olle Linge about 5 years

意见中国 经济学家访谈录 网易财经 (Economics interviews and discussions with transcripts)

This site offers a large number of in-depth interviews and discussion about economics. Each episode is around 20 minutes and there are currently 151 episodes available. Excellent for anyone with an... Read more.

money.163.com

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Olle Linge over 5 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 over 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 over 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 over 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 over 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 almost 6 years

50 Skills and Abilities in Chinese | 一步一个脚印

A neat list skill-related vocabulary in Chinese by Carl Gene Fordham. From the introduction of the blog post: Lately I’ve noticed that Chinese has many words to describe skills and abilities ... Read more.

carlgene.com

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights Blog

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Olle Linge almost 6 years

East Asia Student - A Blog About Random Stuff Related to East Asia

This is Hugh Grigg's site about his East Asia studies (as the title implies). Even though the site is about all East Asia, I think most posts are still about Chinese in some way, including a large ... Read more.

eastasiastudent.net

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge almost 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

Escape 逃出去 (text adventure game for Chinese learners)

The following text is from [my article about the game](http://www.hackingchinese.com/escape-text-adventure-game-chinese-learners/). There is also [a trailer introducing it on YouTube](https://youtu... Read more.

wordswing.com

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Reading Tools-and-Apps Audio Game Text Web

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Olle Linge over 3 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 4 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 4 years

Chinese Podcasts (collection of reviews and links)

Exploring and reviewing all the Chinese podcasts available; learn Chinese podcasts, Chinese language podcasts, English podcasts about China. The aim of this site is to explore the Chinese podcasts ... Read more.

chinesepodcasts.com

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Beginner Intermediate Listening Resource-collections Audio Review Text

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

Hanping Chinese Popup

The ultimate solution for quickly looking up Chinese words on your smartphone or tablet, no matter what app (or system screens) you are using. Note: For Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher. Whe... Read more.

play.google.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Chinese-in-context Language-learning Reading Tools-and-Apps Android Cantonese Dictionary OCR Paid Pronunciation Simplified-Characters Text Traditional-Characters

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hanpingchinese almost 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 about 5 years

Practise asking directions and navigating through a city (WordSwing)

Ever feel lost when trying to listen to navigation directions? Well, all you need is more practice. In this activity you listen to step-by-step directions, and at each step you must select the r... Read more.

wordswing.com

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Reading Tools-and-Apps Audio Text

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Olle Linge about 5 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 about 5 years

The new paperless revolution in Chinese reading

This is an article by David Moser about the incredible changes the digital age has brought to learners of Chinese all over the world. After providing a background for those who started learning Chi... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Intermediate Reading Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge about 5 years

百家讲坛官方频道 (YouTube video lectures with subtitles)

This is a popular education channel which presents lectures of different kinds, where experts share their knowledge with ordinary people (which is quite different from lectures at universities held... Read more.

youtube.com

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Advanced Listening Resource-highlights Audio Text Video VPN-required

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Olle Linge about 5 years

Tones are more important than you think (Hacking Chinese)

Tones are more important than most people think. Just because native speakers reduce tones and speak quickly, it doesn't mean that you can do the same and get away with it. Don't be fooled by peopl... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge over 5 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 over 5 years

40 Terms Commonly Used in Chinese Academic Writing (一步一个脚印)

This is an excellent list of useful terms for writing academic texts in Chinese, compiled by Carl Gene Fordham. Best of all, it comes with examples, which is essential for using these words correct... Read more.

carlgene.com

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Advanced Vocabulary Writing Resource-highlights Blog

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Olle Linge over 5 years

The Bible in Chinese (with audio)

This site offers the Bible in many languages, including Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese). There are two versions, one with drama and one without. You can also see the text while you listen (or just... Read more.

bible.is

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Olle Linge over 5 years

A language learner’s guide to reading comics in Chinese (Hacking Chinese)

This article is a guide to reading comics in Chinese, suitable for beginners as well as those who already have some experience. Reading comics is an excellent way of attacking the Great Wall of Chi... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge over 5 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 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 over 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 over 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 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 almost 6 years

煎蛋:地球上没有新鲜事

This website contains a lot of short and easy-to-access articles about science and technology related articles (although they are usually very lightweight, you don't need to actually be a professio... Read more.

jandan.net

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Advanced Intermediate Reading Resource-collections Blog News Science-and-technology

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Olle Linge almost 6 years

一步一个脚印 - My mission from advanced Chinese learner to professional interpreter

This is Carl Fordham's blog about his mission to go from being an advanced native speaker to becoming a professional translator. He shares an awful lot of interesting and directly applicable materi... Read more.

carlgene.com

Advanced Intermediate General Resource-collections Blog Translation

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Olle Linge almost 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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Olle Linge about 6 years

听故事学中文 (Learning Chinese through Stories)

This podcast is mostly free and offers podcasts entirely in Chinese, as opposed to many other podcasts which sometimes are more in English than Chinese. I particularly like that they have split the... Read more.

learningchinesethroughstories.com

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Olle Linge about 1 year

The Mandarin Corner (self-studying Mandarin language and culture)

This is a blog about Chinese language and culture run by Lewis Tatt. It's been online for several years, but I only noticed it recently. It hosts a large number of interesting articles, often focus... Read more.

themandarincornerblog.com

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Decipher Chinese (level-adjusted reading practice)

Easy HSK level graded articles written by experienced mandarin teachers - Beginner and Intermediate, HSK1 HSK2 HSK3 HSK4. In essence, this service provides short texts for specific HSK levels. It's... Read more.

decipherchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Reading Resource-collections Tools-and-Apps Android Blog iOS

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Olle Linge over 4 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 4 years

Those Chinese characters that are really easy to get mixed up (Fluent in Mandarin)

This is blog post listing easily confused characters. It's very helpful to see these next to each other since they are hard to keep separate if you only see them one by one. The selection is based ... Read more.

fluentinmandarin.com

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights Blog Simplified-Characters

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Olle Linge over 4 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 about 5 years

Culturelab (watch Chinese film, TV and music with subtitles and a pop-up dictionary)

This is a new site that offers Chinese television, film and music videos with the subtitles and a pop-up dictionary. This lowers the barrier for anyone who wants to approach real Chinese. The site ... Read more.

culturelab.cc

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Olle Linge about 5 years

常用100個破音字 (Quiz of 100 common polyphonic characters)

This is a quiz of 100 common polyphonic characters in Chinese. A polyphonic character is a character that has more than one pronunciation. Through 100 sentences, this quiz asks you to fill in the r... Read more.

chinesewaytogo.org

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Olle Linge about 5 years

DigMandarin

DigMandarin offer several interesting resources for free. The blog is a mix of directly useful resources, such as vocabulary for certain situations, and information/inspiration on learning Mandarin... Read more.

digmandarin.com

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Beginner General Information-and-Advice Resource-highlights Blog Video

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Olle Linge about 5 years

柴静雾霾调查:穹顶之下 (Under the Dome, documentary)

This is the Chinese documentary that has gone viral recently, discussing air pollution in China. This documentary is in Chinese with Chinese subtitles (simplified). Excellent reading and listening ... Read more.

youtube.com

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Olle Linge about 5 years

Quantifying Simplified Chinese

What can we say mathematically about the difference between simplified and traditional Chinese characters? This is an in-depth discussion about character simplification, the information content of ... Read more.

medium.com

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Olle Linge about 5 years