A Script To Easily Search Traditional Chinese Words With CC-CEDICT In Linux

Last updated: January 16, 2017 at 17:56 pm
The CC-CEDICT Chinese-English Dictionary is incredibly useful but a little difficult to search effectively and efficiently initially. As a text file, you could use a text editor and simply search using CTRL+F, but it might be quite an inefficient way to search. As of the time of this writing, December 2016, there are 114886 entries, so searching it with CTRL+F it may give you many hits. You need to use simple regular expressions to get what you really want. This article gives you a free script you can use to easily, efficiently, and effectively search the CC-CEDICT. Continue reading “A Script To Easily Search Traditional Chinese Words With CC-CEDICT In Linux”

Growing Up With Chinese: A Great Video Series To Get Started Learning Mandarin

Last updated: December 23, 2016 at 3:11 am
One fantastic and free Chinese video series to watch to get started learning Mandarin is called Growing Up With Chinese (成长汉语). It is a series officially made by CCTV (China Central Television) and is quite professionally made. It starts out at the very beginning level, assuming no prior knowledge of Mandarin, and builds up all the way up to advanced levels. Continue reading “Growing Up With Chinese: A Great Video Series To Get Started Learning Mandarin”

Google Translate’s Brilliant Chinese Handwriting Tool

If you want a way to handwrite Chinese Characters by using a website and drawing them with your mouse, I believe that Google Translate’s Chinese handwriting tool is the best.

The reasons are numerous why you might want to use such a tool. If you encounter a new character that you have never seen before, or see a character for which you don’t know the character’s pronunciation, finding the character in a dictionary may be difficult. So drawing the character is the next best thing. Drawing any new character you encounter will help you remember the character better. Continue reading “Google Translate’s Brilliant Chinese Handwriting Tool”