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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

Hanping Chinese - Powerful Offline OCR & Dictionary apps for Android

Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro and Hanping Chinese Camera are the two highest rated Android apps on Google's Play Store. The dictionary (both free and paid editions available) gives you the ability... Read more.

play.google.com

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hanpingchinese 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

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

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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Beginner Intermediate Language-learning Listening Vocabulary Courses-and-textbooks Audio Course iOS Online-Tool Paid Pronunciation Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters

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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

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 over 5 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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Reading Tools-and-Apps Audio Simplified-Characters Text Traditional-Characters

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Olle Linge almost 4 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

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

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 about 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 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

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

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

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 over 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

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 about 4 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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hanpingchinese 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

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

How every Chinese province really got its name

The stories behind the names of all of China's provinces and autonomous regions. Read more.

online.thatsmags.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Living-in-Chinese Information-and-Advice History Web

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stefanwienert 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

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

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 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

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

Bliu Bliu (reading practice matched to your level with vocabulary)

This website gives you reading materials based on your current level. That level is based on a quick assessment at the beginning and presumably also on what you're doing when reading, but I don't k... Read more.

bliubliu.com

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Olle Linge 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

Arch Chinese - Learn to read and write Chinese characters

Arch Chinese offers a wide range of tools, but the thing I really find worth highlighting is the dictionary. It's pretty helpful for beginners as it contains stroke order animations and a lot of in... Read more.

archchinese.com

Beginner Intermediate General Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Mobile Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters Web

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Olle Linge over 5 years

New Tong Wen Tang 新同文堂 (Character conversion of websites in most browsers)

This add-on is available for Firefox, Chrome and Safari (and allegedly all other browsers) and allows you to switch between character sets on websites. Note that the conversion is of course automat... Read more.

simplified-traditional.blogspot.tw

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

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Olle Linge 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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mikelove over 5 years

Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro - Android app on Google Play

Pro version gives you: ★ Chinese handwriting recognition built in* ★ Mandarin audio - over 2,000 audio files of a real native Chinese speaker ★ Homescreen Widgets - flip through your favorite wo... Read more.

play.google.com

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hanpingchinese 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

國語小字典 (Taiwan Ministry of Education Elementary School Dictionary)

Even though this is said to be for elementary school, definitions are seldom that easy and probably require a fairly good reading ability already. However, it's definitely better than most other mo... Read more.

dict.mini.moe.edu.tw

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Traditional-Characters Web

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Olle Linge over 5 years

異體字字典網站首頁 (Chinese character variants)

This site help you sort out difference between variants of the same character. It is hosted by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan, so this is for traditional characters mostly. I would advice agai... Read more.

dict2.variants.moe.edu.tw

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Advanced Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Traditional-Characters Web

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Olle Linge over 5 years