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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 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 about 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 about 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 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

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 almost 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 almost 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

尸兄 Zombie Brother 第1集 【騰訊漫畫人氣榜第一!】

zombie Brother (尸兄) is a cartoon series about zombie apocalypse. It's quite bizarre at points and contains a fair amount of blood, violence and other elements not suitable for children. Each episod... Read more.

youtube.com

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Resource-highlights Video VPN-required

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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 about 4 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 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

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 almost 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 almost 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 almost 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 about 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 about 5 years

Learn a Chinese Phrase (Wayne State University on YouTube)

There are currently around 80 videos here that introduces vocabulary and phrases in Chinese. They are mostly idiomatic expressions or other words that typically don't appear in textbooks, so that's... Read more.

youtube.com

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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-collections Video VPN-required

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Olle Linge about 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 about 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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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

动画:蔡志忠系列之 白蛇傳 (Legend of the White Snake)

A 50-minute long animated version of the Legend of the White Snake. This is an excellent way of learning about famous Chinese stories without spending too much effort reading about them. There are ... Read more.

youtube.com

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Resource-highlights Video VPN-required

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Matzka - 情人的眼淚(完整版)

This song is raw emotion. I seldom like emotional music, but I can think of few voices that could convey this lyrics better than his. The lyrics is relatively simple and the pronunciation is clear.... Read more.

youtube.com

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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 over 3 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

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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Advanced Listening Resource-highlights Audio Text Video VPN-required

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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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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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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 almost 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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Olle Linge about 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 about 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 about 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

A Cat That Barks (About looking Chinese without knowing the language)

This is a story about looking Chinese but not knowing how to speak Chinese. It's an eye-opener for people who don't look Chinese and study Chinese, but it might also be painfully familiar for stude... Read more.

youtube.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Living-in-Chinese Information-and-Advice Video VPN-required

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Olle Linge over 5 years

弦子 - 逆風的薔薇

As far as I know, this isn’t the kind of music 弦子 is typically associated with (I’ve checked some of the other albums and didn’t like them at all). This song is quite good, though, even though her ... Read more.

youtube.com

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Intermediate Listening Resource-highlights Music VPN-required

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Olle Linge over 5 years

王菲 - 再見螢火蟲

王菲 is extremely well-known in China (or in the West as Faye Wong) and has a marvellous voice, here used to create something darker and leaning more towards rock. Very good indeed. The lyrics make t... Read more.

youtube.com

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Olle Linge over 5 years

TeSL星海2冠軍賽 | Sen Vs San

This is the final match in the Taiwan E-sports League in StarCraft II between Taiwan's long-time champion Sen and a Korean guest player San. Note that even though watching games and sports in Chine... Read more.

youtube.com

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Advanced Listening Resource-highlights Game Video VPN-required

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Mandarin Syllable Frequency Counts for Chinese Characters

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

technology.chtsai.org

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Olle Linge 2 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

Hanping Chinese SoundBox (now rolled into Hanping Dictionary) (Android App on Google Play)

UPDATE 2017: This app is now rolled into our Hanping Dictionary apps (Lite, Pro & Cantonese). Great way for beginners to practice single and double-syllable Chinese words. ★ Ideal for any stu... Read more.

play.google.com

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hanpingchinese over 3 years

普通话异读词审音表 (List of variant character pronunciations, mainland standard)

This page lists variant pronunciations and their standard readings in Mandarin Chinese (Mainland Standard). It does not list characters that have different readings based on different meanings, so ... Read more.

baike.baidu.com

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

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Chinese Tutor - Flashcards, Dictionary, Speaking Practice

Online Chinese flashcards that adapt to your learning, Chinese speaking practice using voice recognition, and a simple, fast Chinese-English dictionary. Read more.

fastchinese.org

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Speaking Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Characters Chrome Dictionary Game Online-Tool Paid Pronunciation Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters Web

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ChineseTutor about 5 years