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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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Olle Linge over 5 years

Pinyinput (type Pinyin with tone marks)

Pinyinput is an input method editor (IME) for Windows that makes it easy to type Hanyu Pinyin with tone marks, like so: Hànyǔ Pīnyīn. Read more.

pinyinput.net

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Writing Tools-and-Apps Input-method Windows

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imron over 5 years

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

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

eastasiastudent.net

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge 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

PPS TV Player

PPS.tv is an online source of Chinese TV episodes and films. Great for finding input content to improve comprehension and listening ability. Nearly all of the Chinese shows have Chinese subs as ... Read more.

pps.tv

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Resource-collections Tools-and-Apps Video

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kdgbalmer over 5 years

Learning, powered by imagination - Memrise

The Memrise community uses images and science to make learning easy and fun. Learn a language. Learn anything. Read more.

memrise.com

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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Game Web

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Chinese Dictionary - YellowBridge

Talking Chinese dictionary with sample sentences, handwriting recognition, fuzzy pinyin matches, word decomposition, animated stroke order, character etymology, etc. Read more.

yellowbridge.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Web

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Tom over 5 years

nciku - Online English Chinese Dictionary, Learn Chinese Mandarin Online

Chinese-English and English-Chinese dictionary with Chinese handwriting recognition, pinyin translation, audio pronunciation, personalized vocab lists, picture theme words and useful Chinese conver... Read more.

nciku.com

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Olle Linge over 5 years

句酷 - 例句搜索 免费在线翻译

This website offers a large number of sentences, just search for any character or word and you can view hundreds of examples of how it's used in Chinese. This is mostly useful once you have the bas... Read more.

jukuu.com

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Chinese Listening Practice: Why and How to Get Started

This article focuses on listening ability and is fairly comprehensive. I have written about most of this before on Hacking Chinese, but this is a better overview than anything else I’ve written pre... Read more.

fluentu.com

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Beginner Intermediate Listening Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Chinese Seal Generator (Chinese-Tools.com)

Get your own unique and personalized Chinese Seal, with your name or any sentence. This tool is useful if you want to create a generic Chinese-looking logo or seal for almost any purpose. There are... Read more.

chinese-tools.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Writing Tools-and-Apps Web

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Olle Linge over 5 years

汉典 zdic.net

This is my favourite free online Chinese-Chinese dictionary. it offers a lot of words with detailed explanations, along with examples. I use it for all kinds of Chinese-Chinese look-ups, especially... Read more.

zdic.net

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Web

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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

Learning how to fish: Or, why it’s essential to know how to learn

Good pronunciation matters, whether you like it or not. In general, students (and teachers) tend to stop caring about pronunciation much earlier than they should. You don't need to aim for native-l... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Language-learning Information-and-Advice Productivity

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Olle Linge over 5 years

A language learner’s guide to wuxia novels

Wuxia can be used as a key to both Chinese language and culture. This article is meant to be a guide to second language learners. If you want to read wuxia in Chinese, where do you start? How do yo... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Intermediate Reading Information-and-Advice Literature

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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

Escape 逃出去 (text adventure game for Chinese learners)

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

wordswing.com

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

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Olle Linge about 3 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

Spaced repetition - Efficient memorization & what it's good for (Gwern.net)

This is the best overview of spaced repetition research I have seen online or offline. It's thorough, well-argued and probably covers more than you were looking for. It's not specifically about Chi... Read more.

gwern.net

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Grammar Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Blog Research

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Language Radio Free (Android app for listening practice)

Language Radio is supporting intermediate to advanced language learners with their listening practice through listening to radio stations in the desired target language. You may use our pre-install... Read more.

play.google.com

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Tools-and-Apps Android

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Olle Linge almost 4 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

Hacking Chinese: A Practical Guide to Learning Mandarin (video/Audio/Text course)

Through video, text and audio, this course helps you become a better language learner. It also explains many Chinese-specific learning strategies necessary to avoid wasting lots of time or missing ... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Language-learning Courses-and-textbooks Information-and-Advice Audio Course Paid Text Video

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Olle Linge almost 4 years

CC-Canto - Open-source online Cantonese-English dictionary (Pleco)

Website for Pleco's new free, open-source Cantonese-English dictionary CC-Canto, with 20,000 dedicated Cantonese-English entries plus another 110,000 entries from CC-CEDICT to which we've added hum... Read more.

cantonese.org

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Beginner Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Android Cantonese Dictionary iOS Mobile Online-Tool Web

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mikelove 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 almost 4 years

Chinese Calligraphy Fonts (Calligraphy Archives)

This site offers numerous Chinese calligraphy fonts, some of which are very close to what handwritten Chinese looks like. If you find it hard to understand what other people are writing on paper, p... Read more.

freechinesefont.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Reading Tools-and-Apps Simplified-Characters

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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

Glossika (mass sentences and spaced repetation audio lessons)

Glossika offers an audio method that consists of hundreds of bilingual sentences read by native speakers. They are selected to be natural-sounding and very common sentences and structured to build ... Read more.

glossika.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Speaking Courses-and-textbooks Paid

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lazylink over 4 years

Analyse Your 汉字 (Chinese Vocabulary and Text Analysis)

You can input Charakters and this tool will output statistics about the words and characters, and can suggest high frequency words and characters that should be learned. It also analyses the HSK le... Read more.

hskhsk.pythonanywhere.com

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lazylink over 4 years

Chinese for Beginners (Coursera & Peking University)

This is a course offered by Peking University and Coursera. It's free to use, but you need to register (you can preview it before you register, though). There are six units, each taking roughly one... Read more.

coursera.org

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Beginner General Courses-and-textbooks Audio Text Video

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Olle Linge over 4 years

Easy ways to have Chinese conversations in China (Chinese Forums)

This entire thread contains excellent suggestions for how to have good conversations for language practice in China, even if you're an introvert learner. I have tried several of these myself, not b... Read more.

chinese-forums.com

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Olle Linge over 4 years

Practise asking directions and navigating through a city (WordSwing)

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

wordswing.com

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Olle Linge over 4 years

How to find more time learning a language

In this article, I discuss the main problem for most language learners: how to find the time to learn. It doesn't matter how good your method is if you don't use it, anything multiplied by zero is ... Read more.

blogs.transparent.com

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Olle Linge 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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Olle Linge over 4 years

草书字体转换器 (Cursive font converter)

This is an awesome site where you can convert any text in simplified Chinese to various cursive fonts. Excellent for learning to read cursive handwriting or just producing pictures of characters th... Read more.

ziti88.com

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Olle Linge over 4 years

The new paperless revolution in Chinese reading

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

hackingchinese.com

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Olle Linge over 4 years

Pinyin Joe's Chinese Computing Help Desk (Windows, Ubuntu Linux, smartphones, macros and more)

User-friendly advice on MS Windows, Ubuntu Linux and smartphone Chinese setup, Chinese input methods (IME), Chinese fonts and Chinese Language Packs (MUIs), plus free downloads for MS Office, a sur... Read more.

pinyinjoe.com

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Olle Linge over 4 years

Tones are more important than you think (Hacking Chinese)

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

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge over 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

Blip (Plugin that teaches you Chinese while you browse)

This Chrome plug-in will insert Chinese characters in texts you read in your browser based on what words you're currently learning. This is a really neat idea that diversifies learning vocabulary a... Read more.

blip.nfshost.com

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Olle Linge over 4 years

Anki deck: 小城之春 (Spring in a Small Town) - Full Chinese movie

Anki is spaced repetition software. You can create cards and review them, Anki takes care of the rest. This is an Anki video deck containing each sentence from the movie 小城之春. Each card has one ... Read more.

ankiweb.net

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Matthias almost 5 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

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

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

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge 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

Chinese Hacks (Tips, Tricks, Hacks, Software and Websites to make learning Chinese easier)

Chinese Hacks is run by Dave Flynn and might look similar to Hacking Chinese at first glance, but actually isn't. Most of the articles on Chinese Hacks are about software, apps or other tools for l... Read more.

chinesehacks.com

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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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Matthias almost 5 years

Studying Chinese when your grades matter (Hacking Chinese)

Ideally, we would study Chinese just because we want to and in any manner we see fit, but this isn't how it works for most students. Instead, we need to care about tests and grades, an extra layer ... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate General Information-and-Advice Blog Exam

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Olle Linge about 5 years

Asking the experts: How to bridge the gap to real Chinese (Hacking Chinese)

Many students of Chinese think that it's hard to bridge the gap from textbook Chinese to the Chinese used by native speakers in the real world. This article contains useful insights and hands-on ad... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Intermediate Listening Reading Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge 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

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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Olle Linge about 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 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