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”

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Apps That Can Evaluate Your Chinese Pronunciation

Last updated: December 20, 2016 at 16:14 pm
I recently came across some great smartphone apps that can evaluate your Chinese pronunciation quality. Pronunciation is absolutely crucial in Mandarin, especially because it is a tonal language. But without a teacher or native Mandarin Chinese speaker, it is hard to know if you are pronouncing words correctly. This article talks about the best free smartphone apps which can evaluate your Chinese pronunciation. Continue reading “Apps That Can Evaluate Your Chinese Pronunciation”

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The Best Paper Chinese Dictionaries

Last updated: December 20, 2016 at 16:14 pm
While these days, there are many great smartphone apps and websites with online Chinese dictionaries, paper Chinese dictionaries are still around and still very useful. In fact, sometimes, paper dictionaries can be better than digital dictionaries because you can be more focused using them, and you don’t have the distractions of your computer or smartphone. You just have the book. Here is a list of what I think are the best paper Chinese dictionaries. Continue reading “The Best Paper Chinese Dictionaries”

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Ways In Which Chinese Is Easier Than English

Last updated: May 19, 2017 at 0:01 am
In some ways, Chinese is more systematic and logical than English. Both languages of course have exceptions in grammar etc, but in some cases, Chinese is actually easier than English. This post will discuss some of the ways in which Chinese can be easier and more logical than English. Continue reading “Ways In Which Chinese Is Easier Than English”

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