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Lang-8: Multi-lingual language learning and language exchange

Learning a foreign language, most people lack proper feedback from native speakers. Even if we have friends and teachers, always having to ask for help isn't very good. Lang-8 is a website that con... Read more.

lang-8.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Writing Social-learning Language-exchange

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Olle Linge over 5 years

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

Hanzi Grids | Create Grid Templates and Worksheets for Practising Chinese

Hanzi Grids lets you create custom Chinese character worksheets and grid paper templates that you can download and print out for handwriting practice. Read more.

hanzigrids.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Writing Tools-and-Apps Characters Handwriting Online-Tool Web

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imron about 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 about 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

WaiChinese

Listen to native speakers, mimic the audio while recording, receive instant feedback on spoken phases. Then submit your recording to be evaluated by real native teachers. Read more.

waichinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Tools-and-Apps Android Audio Course iOS Mobile Online-Tool Simplified-Characters Teaching Web

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电猫 over 4 years

Learning the third tone in Chinese (Hacking Chinese)

The third tone is an essentially low tone. The only time it's pronounced with a high element is in front of another third tone (when it turns into a second tone) and when in complete isolation (whi... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge over 4 years

Tatoeba - Collecting example sentences

Tatoeba offers sentences in many languages (you can choose yourself which languages to search for). This is excellent if you want to find your own example sentences for your Chinese vocabulary or i... Read more.

tatoeba.org

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Grammar Reading Writing Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Web

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Olle Linge over 4 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

Using Audacity to learn Chinese (speaking and listening) (Hacking Chinese)

Audacity is a marvellous piece of software that allows you to record audio (yourself, other people or whatever is playing on your computer), mimic native speakers, edit and enhance the audio, as we... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Speaking Information-and-Advice Tools-and-Apps Blog

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Olle Linge over 4 years

知乎 - 与世界分享你的知识、经验和见解 (Chinese Quora)

This site is best described as a Chinese version of Quora, so in other words a site where people ask and answer questions (and discuss other people's questions and answers). Read more.

zhihu.com

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Advanced Reading Writing Resource-collections Social-learning Forum Text

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

Chinese Etymology

A website on the etymology of Chinese characters, with a lot of images of their past forms from different periods. Read more.

chineseetymology.org

Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Writing Tools-and-Apps Characters Research

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ednorog almost 5 years

WorkAudioBook - Audio book player for language learners

The best audio player for language learners is WorkAudioBook. Its main abilities are: - splits audio file into phrases - auto-pauses between phrases - auto-repeat phrases, files, folders - subt... Read more.

workaudiobook.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Speaking Tools-and-Apps Audio

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lechuan about 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 about 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

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 10 months

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

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 about 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

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

40 Terms Commonly Used in Chinese Academic Writing (一步一个脚印)

This is an excellent list of useful terms for writing academic texts in Chinese, compiled by Carl Gene Fordham. Best of all, it comes with examples, which is essential for using these words correct... Read more.

carlgene.com

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Advanced Vocabulary Writing Resource-highlights Blog

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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 over 4 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 over 4 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

Sing Chinese Songs - Listen to Chinese music and learn Chinese with famous Chinese songs

The official introduction sums it up pretty well: It's a place where you can listen to Chinese music and learn Chinese with famous Chinese songs in Mandarin (simplified characters). As well, le... Read more.

singchinesesongs.com

Beginner Intermediate Listening Speaking Tools-and-Apps Audio Music

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

italki: Learn a language online

iTalki isn't specifically designed for learning Chinese, but it's still one of the most convenient and probably also one of the cheapest way to find people to practice Chinese with. Sure, you can f... Read more.

italki.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Speaking Social-learning Language-exchange Teaching

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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 almost 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 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 5 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 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

Pinyin Conversion: Number <> Tone Mark (Lexilogos)

This is a neat little tool that converts pin1yin1 with numbers to pīnyīn with tone marks. Very simple, very useful. Read more.

lexilogos.com

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

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Common Chinese conjuctions (中文常用连词总结/中文常用連詞總結)

This is an excellent overview of common conjunctions in Chinese, i.e. words that connect clauses to each other. The site divides the conjunctions into the following categories: Parallel relationshi... Read more.

practice-chinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Grammar Writing Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Online Pinyin Input Method (網上拼音輸入法)

Online Pinyin Input Method is a free online Chinese typing tool using Mandarin/Putonghua pinyin codes. We empower you to type Chinese online anytime, anywhere with any computer for free! Read more.

pinyinput.com

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

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Olle Linge over 5 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 about 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

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

《重訂標點符號手冊》修訂版 (Punctuation Manual)

This site offers detailed information of how to use punctuation marks in Chinese. Even though the usage is very close to English, it's not identical, so it's good to have a reference to look things... Read more.

edu.tw

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Advanced Writing Information-and-Advice Traditional-Characters

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

10 Simple Phrases for Improving Your Conversational Skills (Skritter Blog)

Every textbook should contain these (and some more) phrases. By learning some common sentences such as "how do I say this in Chinese", "can you please say that again" and so on, you can increase th... Read more.

blog.skritter.com

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Beginner Speaking Resource-highlights Blog

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Olle Linge about 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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Beginner Listening Speaking Tools-and-Apps Pronunciation

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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 about 5 years

Why good feedback matters and how to get it

Teachers give feedback in many different ways, some terribly bad, others very good. The bad ones let you struggle for hours just to correct your essay, not necessarily learning much on the way. The... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Writing Information-and-Advice Teaching

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Olle Linge about 5 years

Sensible Chinese character learning revisited

In a way, learning Chinese characters is very much like learning vocabulary in any foreign language and much of the efficient methods developed there works well for Chinese as well. However, charac... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Writing Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge over 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years

Chinese Calligraphy Editor (Chinese-Tools.com)

Create your own Chinese calligraphy with a character, a word, a sentence or any text. Choose the size, style, orientation, simplified or traditional Chinese characters. This tool offers a wide vari... 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