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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 7 years

甘比亚大陆 - 虎扑篮球论坛

A Chinese discussion forum / social news site with discussions about almost everything. Good for reading about your particular interests or perhaps even participating in the discussions yourself. Read more.

bbs.hupu.com

Advanced Reading Writing Resource-highlights Social-learning Community Web

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Olle Linge over 7 years

2014-03-13锵锵三人行 窦文涛:内地医患缺乏沟通滋生信任危机

钟南山坚持认为,最终打开医患之间心结的还应当是真正深化医疗体制改革,让公立医院回归公益。钟南山说,伤害、杀害事件主要在大医院。主要解决这个问题,关键在解决公立医院真正的公益性。医改公立医院的公益性体现在哪,他的改革方向是应该向更好的公益性发展,要着力改善大医院的公益性,首先就表现在对医务人员的工资,是国家给的,而不要靠自己去想办法。有了这个的话,医生就不用着去考虑药的问题,甚至有很多五花八门... Read more.

v.ifeng.com

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Advanced Listening Resource-highlights Audio News

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Olle Linge over 7 years

《时间都去哪儿了》 lyrics translation: Where Has the Time Gone? 英文翻译

"时间都去哪儿了 has been popular recently, especially since it was performed by 王铮亮 (Wáng Zhēngliàng) on 春晚. I thought I'd have a go at annotating it in English." Read more.

eastasiastudent.net

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Intermediate Listening Reading Resource-highlights Video

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Olle Linge over 7 years

Preparing for Resurrection Festival (aka Easter) in Chinese

"Even if you’re totally unfamiliar with the Easter story, this short reading list should more or less work for you. It’s all actual biblical text, abridged and slightly rearranged to make the narra... Read more.

chinahopelive.net

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Advanced Reading Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge over 7 years

Viral one-minute Chinese sex ed video with English translation

"So there are these minute-long Chinese sex ed videos that’ve gone viral on the Chinese internet. I suspect they’re actually aimed at parents, but they’re funny and well done. Here’s a translation ... Read more.

chinahopelive.net

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Resource-highlights Video

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Olle Linge over 7 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 7 years

Chinese Grammar Wiki

A comprehensive, free resource for standard Chinese grammar, organized by part of speech and difficulty level, with clear, practical examples of usage. This site includes helpful bite-sized expl... Read more.

resources.allsetlearning.com

Advanced Beginner Intermediate Grammar Resource-collections

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kdgbalmer over 7 years

Chinese online short story collection (Just Learn Chinese!)

This is a great repository of short stories for beginner and intermediate learners. Some of them also have audio and all have translations to English and word lists! I would be a little bit careful... Read more.

justlearnchinese.com

Advanced Intermediate Listening Reading Resource-collections

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Olle Linge over 7 years

I really regret not studying Chinese sooner! (Mandarin Segments)

Many people say that they regret not starting learning earlier, but yet shy away from starting to learn now. This short blog post is spot on and describes the mentality of such people and why it's ... Read more.

mandarinsegments.blogspot.tw

Beginner Language-learning Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge over 7 years

Cultural Interviews with Chinese-Speaking Professionals

This site provides (among other things) interviews with Chinese professionals in different fields. They talk about a wide range of topics. Each interview consists of a relatively short video clip, ... Read more.

laits.utexas.edu

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Advanced Listening Resource-collections Audio

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Olle Linge over 7 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 7 years

Perapera Language Tools (Popup browser dictionary)

This is probably one of the most useful plugins for both Firefox and Chrome to learn Chinese. Perapera offers an excellent popup dictionary which allows you to take on texts that would have been im... Read more.

perapera.org

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Web

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Olle Linge over 7 years

On the Character 革 (The World of Chinese)

The evolution of meanings behind the Chinese character 革, from the ancient meaning related to 'hunting', to it's main meaning of “to change”, and 'transformation', with an oftentimes usage on the t... Read more.

theworldofchinese.com

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge over 7 years

On the character 性 (The World of Chinese)

When it comes to the Chinese word for sex, or 性(Xìng), avoid it in daily speech like you are a proper “sir” from the Victoria era. Defenders of decency might be disappointed to learn the original m... Read more.

theworldofchinese.com

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge over 7 years

Fake it Until You Make It (The World of Chinese)

We are all experts in self-curation these days. China is no different, sometimes with disastrous results. Here are a few of the nation’s most gaudy pretenders. Read more.

theworldofchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Chinese-in-context

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Olle Linge over 7 years

Pinyin sort order (Pinyin News)

Ever wondered how words are sorted in Pinyin? Well, alphabetically is the first answer, but what about diacritic marks? What about tones? Read more.

pinyin.info

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge over 7 years

乡音苑 Phonemica, a panorama of Chinese dialects, painted by speakers through their stories

From the about page: Phonemica is a crowd-sourced project to record spoken stories in every one of the thousands of varieties of Chinese. We believe that each language and dialect is a priceless... Read more.

phonemica.net

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Speaking Resource-collections Audio Cantonese Dialects Web

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Olle Linge over 7 years

2014-03-11 锵锵三人行 梁文道:马航飞机无端失联 让人心悬

A discussion about the recent disappearance of the Malaysia Airways flight. 锵锵三人行 is one of my favourite programs, always good content and the host is awesome. There are transcripts available, too. Read more.

v.ifeng.com

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Advanced Listening Resource-highlights Audio News Video

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Olle Linge over 7 years

Chengyu stories, chinese idioms - Chinese-Tools.com

Chinese Idioms or Chengyu are short sayings usually consisting of four characters. Unless you know the story and its common usage, a Chengyu will sound like random nonsense. Here are some Chengyu ... Read more.

chinese-tools.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Vocabulary Resource-collections

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alwaysnoone over 7 years

Asking the experts: How to learn Chinese grammar

How should we learn Chinese grammar? There are many, many different ways of approaching grammar, both from a theoretical point of view and from a practical, student perspective. Because this is suc... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Grammar Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge over 7 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 7 years

Earthly Branches (Sinoglot)

This article on Sinoglot describes the earthly branches, why they are useful and how to memorise them (using the fingers). Read more.

sinoglot.com

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge over 7 years

Heavenly Stems (Sinoglot)

This article introduces the heavenly stems along with an interesting way to memorise them (using the fingers). It also deals briefly with why they are useful to know. The heavenly stems are quite u... Read more.

sinoglot.com

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Advanced Vocabulary Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge over 7 years

“China’s tower of babel” and the language/dialect question. Again. (Sinoglot)

What's a dialect? What's a language? Are Mandarin, Cantonese and Wu different languages or are they dialects of the same language. The answer is that there is no answer, it depends. This is a short... Read more.

sinoglot.com

Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Dialects

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Olle Linge over 7 years

Fast Chinese (Reading Tool)

This is an application which displays words one at a time in rapid succession, thus (at least in theory) enabling you to read more quickly since you don't have to move your eyes at all. I think thi... Read more.

dheera.net

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Advanced Reading Tools-and-Apps Web

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Olle Linge over 7 years

Douban - 豆瓣

Douban is one of the most popular online Chinese communities and forums. You can read a wide variety of material - on almost any topic imaginable - from native speakers. It's a wonderful source... Read more.

douban.com

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Advanced Reading Writing Resource-collections Social-learning Community

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Ah-Ke over 7 years

YouTube to MP3 Converter - Fast, Free (ListenToYouTube.com)

Ever wanted to listen to the clips you've found on YouTube? This tool allows you to convert YouTube clips to mp3 files. This is excellent for listening practice! You can use it for music, commercia... Read more.

listentoyoutube.com

Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Tools-and-Apps Web

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Olle Linge over 7 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 7 years

13 Chinese Grammar Patterns & Structures We Love to Hate (FluentU)

This post opens up with a discussion of learning grammar in Chinese, followed by explanations of thirteen common sentence patterns in Chinese, including examples with translation. I would prefer mo... Read more.

fluentu.com

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Beginner Grammar Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge over 7 years

The Year of the Horse Chengyu (Sinosplice)

This post is about 马到成功, one of the idioms used to wish someone success in the year of the horse (it has other uses as well). John Pasden explains what it means and how to use it (and some things a... Read more.

sinosplice.com

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge over 7 years

The 5th Skill: Handwriting (Laowai Chinese 老外中文)

In this article, Albert Wolfe of Laowai Chinese talks about handwriting as the fifth skill. The four normal skills are listening, speaking, reading and writing, but he argues that in Chinese, handw... Read more.

laowaichinese.net

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Advanced Intermediate Writing Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge over 7 years

15 Chinese Artifacts That Will Change How You Look at China (chinaSMACK)

Historical artifacts unearthed in China such as golf clubs, fashion accessories, toilet seats, toothbrushes, double-ended lesbian dildos and Google's Android? As usual, chinaSMACK provides parallel... Read more.

chinasmack.com

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Advanced Intermediate Reading Resource-highlights History

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Olle Linge over 7 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 7 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 7 years

Laowai Chinese 老外中文

Laowai Chinese doesn't update often, but when it does, it's usually worth reading. The blog is about anything related to Chinese and China, but I find posts about vocabulary, grammar and culture th... Read more.

laowaichinese.net

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge over 7 years

Chinese-Characters.org

This site offers a reasonably comprehensive character dictionary that includes a few things most other dictionaries don't offer, such as etymology (with pictures) and a list of words a certain char... Read more.

chinese-characters.org

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Web

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Olle Linge over 7 years

"Learn Chinese" Resource Bank (by LaowaiChinese.net)

Tips, Tricks, Software, Websites and Lessons to make learning Chinese easier. This is basically an aggregator that collects blog-posts and new updates from a large variety of sites related to learn... Read more.

netvibes.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Resource-collections

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Olle Linge over 7 years

新闻公告 - 汉语考试服务网 (HSK & YCT test resources)

This website offers a large number of previous HSK and YCT Chinese proficiency tests, sorted by year and level. This is excellent for test preparation and/or benchmarking. Read more.

chinesetest.cn

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Reading Resource-collections Exam

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Olle Linge over 7 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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Web

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Olle Linge over 7 years

Chinese-forums.com

Chinese-forums is the best place to go online if you have questions about Chinese or want to browse through threads where other people (some of them very knowledgeable indeed) discuss Chinese and r... Read more.

chinese-forums.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Social-learning Community

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Olle Linge over 7 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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Advanced Intermediate Grammar Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Web

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Olle Linge over 7 years

EmberMitre Blog (Developer of Hanping mobile dictionary)

This is the home of the Hanping Chinese dictionary. The free version of this dictionary app offers most things you need as a casual Chinese learner and the paid extensions (such OCR) makes the app ... Read more.

embermitre.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Mobile

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Olle Linge over 7 years

The World of Chinese | Culture, Language, Travel, Food, Living in China, and more

The World of Chinese is a magazine and website that offers a wealth of information about Chinese language and culture. They also have an active Twitter feed you should check out. This is their offi... Read more.

theworldofchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Resource-collections Web

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Olle Linge over 7 years

Pinyin Basics

This page describes the basics of how Pinyin works (i.e. how sounds are written, not necessarily how they are pronounced). It deals with problems such as when to add dots over u, false initials, om... Read more.

talkbank.org

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge over 7 years

Flashcard overflow: About card models and review directions

The question of how to design flashcards is faced by all learners who use them. What should you put on the front? What should you put on the back? Should you add single characters or whole words? O... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Olle Linge over 7 years

The 3000 most common Chinese characters

This site simply lists the 3000 most common characters in Chinese, including simplified, traditional and English translation. The list also includes some extra information about word formation and ... Read more.

zein.se

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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge over 7 years

Skritter (app to help you learn to write Chinese characters)

Skritter is an app for learning Chinese vocabulary, especially handwriting. It offers smooth handwriting input with some corrective feedback, combined with spaced repetition that allows you (or me,... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Mobile Paid SRS Web

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Olle Linge over 7 years

Pleco Software - Learn Chinese with dictionaries for iPhone, iPad and Android

Pleco is one of the most popular mobile dictionaries for Chinese learners. It basically removes the need for any kind of paper dictionary and allows easy look-up for words using English, hand-writi... Read more.

pleco.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Mobile SRS

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Olle Linge over 7 years

Chinese Language (Reddit)

This is the most active discussion group on Reddit for discussing questions related to the Chinese language. Most posts here are questions about Chinese, so if you already know a bit, you can help ... Read more.

reddit.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Social-learning Community

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Olle Linge over 7 years

Chinese numerals (Wikipedia)

Numbers in Chinese can be very frustrating sometimes, mostly because the number system isn't a 1:1 matching with English, so apart from learning the words for different numbers, you also need to ad... Read more.

en.wikipedia.org

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Olle Linge over 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 years