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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

Jun Da: Chinese text computing

This site by Jun Da contains a lot of very interesting resources for anyone who wants dig deeper into frequency lists. One set of data I haven't found anywhere else is a frequency list of syllables... Read more.

lingua.mtsu.edu

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Advanced Intermediate General Information-and-Advice Tools-and-Apps Research

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Olle Linge about 5 years

Chinese Breeze: Graded Chinese Readers

A series of graded readers for early stage reading. The levels progress from 300 to 500 to 750 words. The stories contain a lot of repetition to ensure learning but at the same time tell more e... Read more.

chinesebreeze.net

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Beginner Listening Reading Resource-highlights Audio Book Text

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kdgbalmer 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

Clavis Sinica Stepping Stones E-textbook

Stepping Stones is a series of lessons in written Chinese for adult beginners. The goal of the series is to provide a systematic introduction to the 300 most commonly used Chinese characters, which... Read more.

clavisinica.com

Beginner Listening Reading Resource-highlights Audio Textbook

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Olle Linge over 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

How to find more time to practise listening (Hacking Chinese)

When it comes to learning to understand spoken Chinese, there are few shortcuts. The more you listen, the more you will understand. But how can we fit more listening into our lives without cutting ... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Language-learning Listening Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge over 4 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 almost 5 years

The Sinocism China Newsletter

This newsletter is THE best resource for keeping yourself updated about what's going on in China. The articles included are sometimes in English, sometimes in Chinese, so the recommendation for "ad... Read more.

sinocism.com

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Advanced Reading Resource-highlights News

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

How to learn Chinese characters as a beginner (Hacking Chinese)

Writing Chinese characters for the first time can be very hard, mostly because it's so different from writing letters. It feels more like drawing a picture than writing! This article is aimed at be... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Blog Characters

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Olle Linge about 5 years

Kickstart your character learning with the 100 most common radicals (Hacking Chinese)

This is a list of the 100 most common radicals among the 2000 most common characters, meaning that it's excellent for beginners who want to boost their understanding of Chinese characters. The list... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Vocabulary Resource-highlights Characters Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters

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Olle Linge about 5 years

Movie: Raise the Red Lantern 大红灯笼高高挂

Raise the Red Lantern (simplified Chinese: 大红灯笼高高挂; traditional Chinese: 大紅燈籠高高掛; pinyin: Dà Hóng Dēnglóng Gāogāo Guà) is a 1991 film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Gong Li. Set in the 19... Read more.

m.youtube.com

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Advanced Listening Resource-highlights Video

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Scott about 5 years

Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon (focusing on terms used online to avoid censorship)

From the introduction page: The Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon is an online glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and frequently encountered in online political discussions. This project is ... Read more.

chinadigitaltimes.net

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights Dictionary

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Olle Linge about 5 years

Mandarin Chinese I | 中文课程1 (UNC free onilne textbook)

This is a free online textbook from the University of North Carolina. Each chapter has video, transcript, vocabulary, notes for grammar, vocabulary and culture, as well as some sentence patterns an... Read more.

learnnc.org

Beginner General Resource-highlights Audio Textbook Video Web

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Olle Linge about 5 years

How to Approach Chinese Grammar

In this article John Pasden discusses how to approach Chinese grammar as a foreigner, starting by debunking a few myths and then going on to how to actually learn grammar. Chinese is a language whe... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Grammar Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge about 5 years

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

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 5 years

How to Learn Chinese Faster: Capacity Management

This is the second article I’ve written for FluentU and it’s focused on the topic of capacity management. The main ideas here are not limited to language learning, actually, but is part of the much... Read more.

fluentu.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Language-learning Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge over 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

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

HSK Graphs (great infographics)

Beautiful graphs/charts that show the relationships between characters in the new HSK word lists. Read more.

hskhsk.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights

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lazylink about 4 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 about 4 years

Simulated Tests of the New Chinese Proficiency Test HSK

Recommended and introduced by Trevor [here](http://www.hackingchinese.com/extensive-listening-challenge-october-2014-wrapping-up/#comment-646686). Each book (one for each level of the new HSK ex... Read more.

amazon.com

Beginner Intermediate Grammar Listening Reading Resource-highlights Book Exam

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Olle Linge over 4 years

Mandarin Chinese Count/Measure Words (digchinese.com)

This is a comprehensive overview of measure words in Chinese, featuring a long list of the most common ones, an explanation in English how they are used and a number of examples of words they are u... Read more.

digchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Grammar Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge over 4 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

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 over 4 years

Learning the right chengyu the right way (Hacking Chinese)

Many people regard chengyu as the golden key to the Chinese language and believe that learning chengyu will impress native speakers and take their Chinese to the next level. However, learning cheng... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge almost 5 years

7 ways of learning to write Chinese characters (Hacking Chinese)

There are many ways of practising writing Chinese characters and they all have their pros and cons. In this article, I discuss seven different ways of practising and what advantages and disadvantag... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Language-learning Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters Handwriting

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Olle Linge 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 almost 5 years

50 Skills and Abilities in Chinese | 一步一个脚印

A neat list skill-related vocabulary in Chinese by Carl Gene Fordham. From the introduction of the blog post: Lately I’ve noticed that Chinese has many words to describe skills and abilities ... Read more.

carlgene.com

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights Blog

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Olle Linge about 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 about 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 about 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

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 about 5 years

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 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

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

【國立清華大學‧科幻概論2010】第1講 課程介紹與上課方式說明

This is a lecture series from an open course at 清華大學 in Taiwan. The teacher talks about science fiction literature from a Chinese (and Taiwanese) standpoint. This course is fairly interesting even ... Read more.

youtube.com

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Advanced Listening Resource-highlights Audio Video

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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

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

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

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

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 over 3 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 over 3 years

How to Memorize China's Major Dynasties by singing (Harvard University)

A simple and easy to learn song to memorize China's major dynasties! Created for students of Chinese history at Harvard. Read more.

youtube.com

Beginner Living-in-Chinese Resource-highlights Audio History Music Video

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lazylink about 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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Language-learning Living-in-Chinese Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge about 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

Advanced Beginner Intermediate Language-learning Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge about 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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Resource-collections Blog Characters Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters

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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 about 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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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Information-and-Advice Tools-and-Apps Web

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Olle Linge over 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

chinaSMACK Glossary (Popular Chinese Internet Memes, Slang, Expressions, Acronyms)

A useful list of common Chinese internet memes, dirty words, slang, expressions, puns, and acronyms used by Chinese people on the internet & even in daily life. Olle's comment: As is the case wi... Read more.

chinasmack.com

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights Dictionary Web

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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