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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

Easing yourself into reading novels in Chinese

Reading a novel in Chinese is the goal for many learners, but perhaps it's easier to accomplish than you think. This article discusses various methods of making novel reading easier in Chinese, ma... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Intermediate Reading Information-and-Advice Literature

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Immersion at home or: Why you don’t have to go abroad to learn Chinese (Hacking Chinese)

You don't have to go abroad to learn Chinese. The main difference between staying at home and going abroad is that it requires less effort to learn once you're there (although it still requires qui... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Living-in-Chinese Information-and-Advice Blog Expat Web

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Olle Linge almost 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 about 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

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 over 3 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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Language-learning Living-in-Chinese Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge about 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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Advanced Intermediate Reading Information-and-Advice Blog

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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 over 4 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 over 4 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 almost 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 almost 5 years

Character Pop

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

characterpop.com

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

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stefanwienert about 5 years

The future of Chinese language learning is now (about handwriting and romanised text) (Language Log)

In this blog post, Victor Mair discusses the relative (un)importance of learning to write large numbers of characters by hand (especially for beginners) and the impact of technology for learners of... Read more.

languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Writing Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge over 5 years

An Easier Way to Learn Chinese: Comprehensible Input

My third freelance article written for the FluentU Chinese language learning blog. This time I talk about comprehensible input, scaffolding and offer some concrete guidelines for how to make immers... Read more.

fluentu.com

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Beginner Intermediate Listening Reading Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge over 5 years

25 books I read in Chinese last year

My goal for 2013 was to read 25 books in Chinese. This article is about the 25 books I read and is meant to serve as encouragement and inspiration. You might also find a book or two you want to rea... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Intermediate Reading Information-and-Advice Literature

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Olle Linge over 5 years

A learner’s guide to TV shows in Chinese, part 1 (Hacking Chinese)

After having talked about how and why to use television to learn Chinese, it's time to look at actual genres and programmes and see how these can help a language learner improve his or her skills. ... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Living-in-Chinese Information-and-Advice TV

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Olle Linge about 5 years

The three roads to mastering Chinese

Mastering a foreign language is a daunting task, especially a language as foreign as Chinese! In this article, I outline three possible roads that all lead towards mastery. They have in common that... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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

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Olle Linge about 5 years

A Realistic Look at the Challenges of Reading Chinese (Sinosplice)

This article on Sinosplice discusses the question of how many characters you actually need to be able to read Chinese (no, the answer isn't 2,000). Of course, the main question is what you want to ... Read more.

sinosplice.com

Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Vocabulary Information-and-Advice

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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

Popup Chinese Sinica Podcast

A weekly podcast about current affairs in China (in English) with 2 great hosts and interesting guests. Podcast-Feed: http://popupchinese.com/feeds/custom/sinica Read more.

popupchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Living-in-Chinese Information-and-Advice Audio News

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stefanwienert over 5 years

@HanpingChengyu Twitter account (animated Chinese Idiom per day)

Follow this Twitter account to get a new animated Chinese Idiom (Chengyu) in your Twitter feed every day. Characters are Simplified Chinese, pronunciation is Pinyin (coloring is [Hanping's](http://... Read more.

twitter.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Language-learning Reading Vocabulary Writing Information-and-Advice Resource-highlights Characters Simplified-Characters

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hanpingchinese almost 3 years

Iteration marks in Chinese (Wikipedia)

Have you ever wondered what a small 二 or weird symbols that look like 〻 or 々 mean in Chinese handwriting? These aren't characters you normally find in printed books, but they do exist in handwritin... Read more.

en.wikipedia.org

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Advanced Intermediate Reading Writing Information-and-Advice Characters Handwriting

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Olle Linge about 4 years

Living a Dream in China - Advice for life, love and language learning in China

I find it very hard to classify this blog because it contains a little bit of everything. This is how Sara's describes her own blog: "Finnish girl living in China offering advice for life, love ... Read more.

sarajaaksola.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Living-in-Chinese Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge about 5 years

Chinese Version – How to search for Chinese language stuff online

There are a few ways that you can search for Mandarin language stuff online, and which method is best depends on what exactly you're looking for. In this post on Chinese Hacks, Dave talks about how... Read more.

chinesehacks.com

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Beginner Intermediate Listening Reading Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Improve Your Chinese With: Subtitles

Subtitles offer a way to get endless annotated Chinese audio for free. You use linked-up learning! This article on Chinese Boost includes some resources for people who are looking for subtitles in ... Read more.

chineseboost.com

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Reading Information-and-Advice Video

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Olle Linge over 5 years