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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 over 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 almost 5 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 5 years

Wenlin Institute: Software for Learning Chinese

Wenlin software makes learning Chinese easier and more interesting, for begining students, life-long speakers, and scholars alike. It combines a comprehensive Chinese dictionary, a Unicode text edi... Read more.

wenlin.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Vocabulary Writing Tools-and-Apps Characters Classical-Chinese Dictionary Handwriting Literature Productivity Simplified-Characters Teaching Traditional-Characters Translation

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mikelove over 5 years

Mandarin Chinese Tone Pair Drills (Sinosplice)

This is a good introduction to tones in Chinese. I personally think that tone pairs is the right way to go, mostly because they incorporate all important tone changes in Chinese. Therefore, as soon... Read more.

sinosplice.com

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Beginner Speaking Resource-highlights Pronunciation

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Tone training course (Hacking Chinese, WordSwing)

This tone training course will teach you to hear the difference between the tones in Mandarin, which is necessary to be able to pronounce them well and is also essential for good listening ability.... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Listening Tools-and-Apps Pronunciation

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Phonetic components, part 2: Hacking Chinese characters

This is the second and final article about using phonetic components to hack Chinese characters and make it considerably easier to handle similarly looking characters. This article describes both t... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Pronunciation

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Olle Linge about 5 years

Chinese Learn Online (CLO)

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

ChineseLearnOnline.com

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Adam_CLO over 5 years

好讀 (E-books in traditional Chinese)

This site contains a huge amount of e-books in traditional Chinese. My guess is that downloading and reading them without having the original text might be illegal, but even so, it's often great to... Read more.

haodoo.net

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Advanced Intermediate Reading Resource-collections Book Literature Traditional-Characters

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Olle Linge over 5 years

shiny Chinese – Original Chinese content.

Learning Chinese with real content. An ever growing collection of curated Chinese content. Read more.

shinychinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Resource-collections Audio Book Music Video

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malaoshi over 5 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 5 years

Chinese Text Project

The Chinese Text Project is a web-based e-text system designed to present ancient Chinese texts, particularly those relating to Chinese philosophy, in a well-structured and properly cross-reference... Read more.

ctext.org

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Advanced Reading Resource-collections Classical-Chinese

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Simulated Tests of the New Chinese Proficiency Test HSK

Recommended and introduced by Trevor [here](http://www.hackingchinese.com/extensive-listening-challenge-october-2014-wrapping-up/#comment-646686). Each book (one for each level of the new HSK ex... Read more.

amazon.com

Beginner Intermediate Grammar Listening Reading Resource-highlights Book 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 about 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 about 5 years

Phonetic components, part 1: The key to 80% of all Chinese characters

80% of all Chinese characters are made up of one semantic component (meaning) and one phonetic component (pronunciation). The sheer number of characters formed this way means that these characters ... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Pronunciation

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Olle Linge about 5 years

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 over 5 years

Pinyin chart - Chinese Pronunciation Wiki

This is probably the best Pinyin chart available. It offers all syllables with all tones, but also transcriptions in other systems, including the International Phonetic Alphabet, Zhuyin and Wade-Gi... Read more.

resources.allsetlearning.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Speaking Tools-and-Apps Audio Pronunciation Web

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Olle Linge about 1 year

Mandarin Chinese Listening Training (漢語聽力通)

A bit like Phonemica. This website has recordings of different accents in Chinese language, including both by native speakers and non-native speakers. Read more.

hanyu123.weebly.com

Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Resource-highlights Audio Pronunciation

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pon00050 over 2 years

Ninchanese | Efficient and enjoyable Chinese learning

Ninchanese is a complete way to learn Chinese. Its online course allows you to learn and practice how to read, write, speak and understand Chinese in an enjoyable manner. It combines game mechanics... Read more.

ninchanese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Tools-and-Apps Audio Characters Chrome Course Game Input-method Online-Tool Paid Pronunciation Simplified-Characters SRS Web

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Sarah over 3 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 over 4 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 4 years

Mandarin Chinese Pinyin Pronunciation (Better Chinese)

This clip introduces all the initials and finals in Pinyin (using the first tone). It adds value to the rest of the resources here because the camera is pointed to the speaker’s mouth, showing clea... Read more.

youtube.com

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Beginner Listening Speaking Resource-highlights Audio Pronunciation Video

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Olle Linge over 4 years

The Tale of Peter Rabbit 兔子彼得的故事

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, in Chinese and English, with audio. Read more.

nciku.com

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Beginner Intermediate Listening Reading Audio Book Literature Parallel-texts

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Kai Carver almost 5 years

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 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 about 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 about 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 about 5 years

Pleco Chinese Dictionary for iOS

Chinese dictionary for iOS with handwriting, OCR, flashcards, audio, document reader (including support for reading words on web pages and in PDF / EPUB documents), stroke order, and more than 20 a... Read more.

itunes.apple.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Characters Classical-Chinese Dictionary Handwriting iOS Mobile Pronunciation Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters Translation

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mikelove over 5 years

Pleco Chinese Dictionary for Android (Google Play version)

Chinese dictionary for Android with handwriting, OCR, flashcards, audio, document reader, stroke order, and more than 20 available dictionary databases. Read more.

play.google.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Android Characters Classical-Chinese Dictionary Handwriting Mobile Pronunciation Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters Translation

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mikelove over 5 years

A collection of novels and e-books (translated from English) in Chinese

This is a huge collection of e-books written in Chinese. A lot of them are originally written in English, so you can find Chinese versions of the Hobbit, The Bourne series, Dan Brown books and many... Read more.

lz.book.sohu.com

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Advanced Reading Resource-collections Book

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Scott over 5 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 over 5 years

Mandarin Pronunciation Table (New Concept Mandarin)

This resource lists all existing syllables in Mandarin. It is different from other resources that also list tones of the various syllables in that it does not include syllable and tone combinations... Read more.

newconceptmandarin.com

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Tools-and-Apps Pronunciation

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Chinese Pinyin Converter (Simplified, Tranditional, IPA, Pinyin)

This tool allows you to convert Chinese text (both simplified and traditional) to different formats, including Pinyin (with tone marks or numbers) and IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet). This s ... Read more.

easypronunciation.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Speaking Tools-and-Apps Pronunciation Web

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Pinyin introduction and audio charts

This is the traditional Pinyin chart with audio, with the added benefit that you can download it and use it offline. Contains separate mp3 files. Female speaker with clear pronunciation. Edit: Y... Read more.

chinesepod.com

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Beginner Intermediate Listening Speaking Tools-and-Apps Android Audio iOS Pronunciation Web

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Olle Linge over 5 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 over 5 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 over 5 years

國語一字多音審訂表 (List of variant character pronunciations, Taiwan standard)

This is a very large list of traditional characters with multiple pronunciations in the form of an Excel file (the other two files are announcements about the list in Chinese). The first sheet just... Read more.

word.hlc.edu.tw

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Resource-highlights Characters Pronunciation Traditional-Characters

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Olle Linge almost 4 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 about 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 over 4 years

Mandarin Chinese Phonetics Table

Another web-based resource with recorded audio for all syllables with all tones. You can also get the “spelling” of the syllable read to you, ie. Initial, final and then the whole syllable. Read more.

lost-theory.org

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Beginner Intermediate Listening Speaking Resource-highlights Audio Pronunciation

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Olle Linge over 4 years

Influent

This is a language learning game that features among other languages Mandarin Chinese (at first only Japanese was supported). It aims to teach you about 400 words by having a virtual character walk... Read more.

playinfluent.com

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Beginner Language-learning Listening Reading Tools-and-Apps Android Game Pronunciation Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters Windows

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Sebastian Rasmussen 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 about 5 years

Mandarin Chinese Pinyin Chart with Audio (Yabla Chinese)

Yet another Pinyin chart. There are many out there, so let's focus on why this is worth mentioning. First, it offers all syllables in all tones. It should be noted that it offers all tones even for... Read more.

chinese.yabla.com

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Beginner Listening Speaking Tools-and-Apps Pronunciation

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Olle Linge over 5 years

tghz-word-tone-annotator - Annotating Hanzi with tones and pinyin in Microsoft Word

This program adds tone marks on top of characters in Microsoft Word. This is quite useful if you want to produce texts that have tones but not Pinyin, enabling yourself or your students to focus on... Read more.

twighk.github.io

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Beginner Intermediate Reading Tools-and-Apps Pronunciation Teaching

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Olle Linge over 5 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 over 5 years

Mandarin Chinese Pinyin Chart with Audio

This is a simple table where you can access sound files of syllables in Mandarin read with all four tones. Unlike [the other one I have also recommended](http://resources.hackingchinese.com/s/xqoai... Read more.

hkchinesemandarintutor.com

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Beginner Listening Speaking Tools-and-Apps Pronunciation

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Mnemonics for Pronouncing Chinese Characters

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

countryoftheblind.blogspot.de

Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Pronunciation

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Matthias over 5 years

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

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

laowaichinese.net

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Pronunciation

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Non-fiction book summaries written in easier to understand Chinese (with audio)

I've taken some book summaries of interesting non-fiction books, rewritten them into simple English and had them translated into Chinese. This way, the vocabulary and grammar will be easier to unde... Read more.

alllanguageresources.com

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Intermediate Chinese-in-context Listening Reading Resource-highlights Audio Book Web

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Nick Dahlhoff 1 day

Mandarin Syllable Frequency Counts for Chinese Characters

This list contains syllable frequency, listing each syllable, with Pinyin and Zhuyin, as well as a sample character. It’s not sorted in order of frequency, but the frequency data is there. Also, pl... Read more.

technology.chtsai.org

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

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Olle Linge 4 months

Classical Chinese Character Frequency List (古汉语单字频率列表)

Character frequencies for Classical Chinese (i.e. not based on texts). This resource was discussed in this article: [The most common Chinese words, characters and components for language learner... Read more.

lingua.mtsu.edu

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Advanced Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Classical-Chinese

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Olle Linge 4 months

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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Beginner Intermediate General Courses-and-textbooks Audio Book Chrome Handwriting Paid Pronunciation Text Web

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Tim over 1 year

Grimms' Fairy Tales in Chinese with English (and other) translations

Over 200 of the classic fairy tales by the Grimm brothers, translated to Chinese. The Chinese version can be compared side to side with an English translation (also German and many other langua... Read more.

grimmstories.com

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Advanced Intermediate Reading Resource-collections Book

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Kai Carver over 2 years