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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 over 4 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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Advanced Listening Resource-collections Audio News Text Video

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Zoe almost 6 years

Hanzi Grids | Create Grid Templates and Worksheets for Practising Chinese

Hanzi Grids lets you create custom Chinese character worksheets and grid paper templates that you can download and print out for handwriting practice. Read more.

hanzigrids.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Writing Tools-and-Apps Characters Handwriting Online-Tool Web

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imron over 5 years

新华网 – Xinhua Headlines Bilingual Zone

Xinhua bilingual zone brings you news stories in both English and Simplified Chinese from around China and world Read more.

xinhuanet.com

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Advanced Intermediate Chinese-in-context Reading Resource-collections News

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Sebastian Rasmussen over 4 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

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 almost 5 years

Phonetic components, part 2: Hacking Chinese characters

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

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Pronunciation

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Olle Linge over 5 years

The Sinocism China Newsletter

This newsletter is THE best resource for keeping yourself updated about what's going on in China. The articles included are sometimes in English, sometimes in Chinese, so the recommendation for "ad... Read more.

sinocism.com

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Advanced Reading Resource-highlights News

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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 over 5 years

Kickstart your character learning with the 100 most common radicals (Hacking Chinese)

This is a list of the 100 most common radicals among the 2000 most common characters, meaning that it's excellent for beginners who want to boost their understanding of Chinese characters. The list... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Vocabulary Resource-highlights Characters Simplified-Characters 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

Chineasy? Not (About what's wrong with Hsueh ShaoLan's Chineasy)

In this blog post, Victor Mair explains what's wrong withe Hsueh ShaoLan's claims that learning to read and write Chinese is easy. That this is wrong should be pretty easy, but few can say it with ... Read more.

languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Information-and-Advice Review

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Olle Linge 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 almost 6 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 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 over 4 years

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

Resource suggested and introduced by Carlton Gay ([here] (http://www.hackingchinese.com/extensive-listening-challenge-october-2014-wrapping-up/#comment-661842): This is a free simple site with a... Read more.

singchinesesongs.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Tools-and-Apps Audio Music

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Olle Linge about 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

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

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

phtv.ifeng.com

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Advanced Listening Resource-collections Audio Literature Review Video

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Olle Linge about 5 years

Character Stroke Order Worksheets (Arch Chinese)

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

archchinese.com

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

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Olle Linge over 5 years

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

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

yes-chinese.com

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

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Olle Linge over 5 years

7 ways of learning to write Chinese characters (Hacking Chinese)

There are many ways of practising writing Chinese characters and they all have their pros and cons. In this article, I discuss seven different ways of practising and what advantages and disadvantag... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Language-learning Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Handwriting

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Olle Linge over 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 over 5 years

Traditional-Simplified Character Tutor

This site teaches the differences between simplified and traditional characters and provides a complete list of simplified characters and character components. It includes 14 productive componen... Read more.

language.berkeley.edu

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

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Kai Carver over 5 years

Traditional to Simplified Chinese Conversion Table

2674 traditional Chinese characters and their simplified equivalents. Characters are first categorized by Pinyin, then divided into 3 groups based on how often the characters are used. Also links t... Read more.

sayjack.com

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

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Kai Carver over 5 years

Chinese Etymology

A website on the etymology of Chinese characters, with a lot of images of their past forms from different periods. Read more.

chineseetymology.org

Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Writing Tools-and-Apps Characters Research

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ednorog over 5 years

ChineseLevel - Test your Chinese level, improve your reading, measure your progress

This is a really cool website that assess your reading ability and then offers reading suggestions based on your estimated vocabulary knowledge. I haven't used this enough to figure out how accurat... Read more.

chineselevel.com

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Advanced Intermediate Reading Resource-collections Tools-and-Apps News

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Olle Linge over 5 years

纽约时报中文网 国际纵览 (New York Times, Chinese)

This is the Chinese website of the New York Times. It obviously contains large amounts of reading material about current issues as well as other things. The articles are available in both Chinese a... Read more.

cn.nytimes.com

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Advanced Reading Resource-collections News Parallel-texts Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters Web

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Handwriting Chinese characters: The minimum requirements

This is a guide to handwriting Chinese characters. It's not about writing beautifully, but writing correctly, including things like stroke placement, length and direction. There are numerous exampl... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Handwriting

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Learn to read Chinese… with ease?

Is it easy to learn to read Chinese? ShaoLan, among others, claims that it is. I don't agree, and in this article I discuss some common trends among people who try to portray Chinese as being easy.... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Reading Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Ambiguities in Chinese character simplification

This article on Wikipedia lists character simplifications and is extremely useful if you already know one character set and want to learn the other. I have written about learning both character set... Read more.

en.wikipedia.org

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights Characters Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters

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Olle Linge over 5 years

6 Awesome Chinese Podcasts You've Never Heard Of (FluentU)

This post on FluentU discusses briefly what to look for in a podcast and then follows up with six recommended podcasts. Some of them were actually new to me and I don't know if the recommended leve... Read more.

fluentu.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Resource-collections Audio Review

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Olle Linge almost 6 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

Process of creating a Chinese font

Just you try designing 13,000-plus intricate character shapes that all have to balance one another. Read more.

qz.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Reading Writing Information-and-Advice Characters

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stefanwienert almost 4 years

Is it necessary to learn to write Chinese characters by hand? (Hacking Chinese)

Written Chinese characters are regarded by some as the true essence of Chinese; without learning to write by hand, you're not learning Chinese. Others go to extremes in the other direction, claimin... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters

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Olle Linge about 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 over 4 years

How to Memorize China's Major Dynasties by singing (Harvard University)

A simple and easy to learn song to memorize China's major dynasties! Created for students of Chinese history at Harvard. Read more.

youtube.com

Beginner Living-in-Chinese Resource-highlights Audio History Music Video

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lazylink over 4 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 over 4 years

MandarinBanana: Remembering Chinese Characters by Drawing Like a Four-Year-Old

This website serves the purpose to create memorable mnemonics for simplified and traditional Chinese characters. Users can create mnemonics, and add images to the mnemonics using a paint-like front... Read more.

mandarinbanana.com

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

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Matthias about 5 years

Stroke Order Project - Wikimedia Commons

This project aims to create a complete set of high quality and free illustrations to clearly show the stroke orders of Han characters (hanzi, kanji, kana, hantu, and hanja). Read more.

commons.wikimedia.org

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-collections Characters Handwriting Web

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Matthias about 5 years

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

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

haohaoreport.com

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

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Olle Linge about 5 years

Chinese font test page (Chinese Text Project)

THis is a simple but brilliant tool that allows you to check the fonts you currently have installed on your computer/browser. It shows you a number of pictures of characters next to what your compu... Read more.

ctext.org

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

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Olle Linge about 5 years

Introduction to Chinese Characters (Video by ABCsof Chinese)

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

youtube.com

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Beginner Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Video

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Taiwanese Mandarin (Wikipedia)

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

en.wikipedia.org

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

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Olle Linge over 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 over 5 years

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

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

singchinesesongs.com

Beginner Intermediate Listening Speaking Tools-and-Apps Audio Music

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Olle Linge over 5 years

italki: Learn a language online

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

italki.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Speaking Social-learning Language-exchange Teaching

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Olle Linge over 5 years

今日话题 / QQ's Today's Topic

A collection of articles providing in-depth discussions on current topics. Read more.

view.news.qq.com

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Advanced Reading Resource-collections Social-learning News Web

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ednorog over 5 years

Chinese Word Extractor

A program to split any Chinese text into individual words, summarizing information about each unique word. The information is presented in the form of a tab-delimited matrix, so that the results ca... Read more.

zhtoolkit.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Characters Research

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ednorog over 5 years

Learning with Texts (online version)

An online tool for reading texts in foreign languages and saving & reviewing new words and expressions. It can also be downloaded at http://lwt.sourceforge.net/ but it requires more than average co... Read more.

lwtfi3m.co

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Advanced Intermediate General Reading Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Online-Tool Review

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ednorog over 5 years

Character Pop

Explode Chinese characters into their building blocks; visualize and remember how they are formed. Read more.

characterpop.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Vocabulary Writing Information-and-Advice Tools-and-Apps Characters Web

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stefanwienert over 5 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 over 5 years

Horizontal Hanzi: Learn to differentiate similar Chinese characters

Helps with differentiating similar (in appearance) characters. Read more.

horizontalhanzi.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Characters Online-Tool Web

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ChineseTutor over 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