Apps That Can Evaluate Your Chinese Pronunciation

Last updated: August 26, 2017 at 20:05 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”

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”

Using Spotify To Improve Your Chinese Listening Ability

Last updated: September 22, 2017 at 9:14 am
Using Spotify can help improve your Chinese listening ability. Spotify is a fantastic and free online music streaming site. Spotify has many songs from Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan, and you can create your own Chinese language radio stations with Spotify. You can even search individual artists, and listen to a few of their songs directly. Spotify has free accounts funded by ads, and paid accounts as well. Continue reading “Using Spotify To Improve Your Chinese Listening Ability”

Using Wikipedia And Baidu’s Encyclopedia To Improve Your Chinese Reading Ability

Last updated: August 27, 2017 at 1:02 am
There are some incredibly good sources on the web to help you master your Chinese reading ability for free. This article is about the two best Chinese encyclopedias on the web. Furthermore, this article will talk about how using Wikipedia and Baidu’s Encyclopedia can improve your Chinese reading ability. Continue reading “Using Wikipedia And Baidu’s Encyclopedia To Improve Your Chinese Reading Ability”

5 Great Ways To Improve Your Chinese Writing Ability

Last updated: September 4, 2017 at 17:54 pm
Chinese writing is a difficult skill to get good at just like any other skill. If you intend to become truly fluent in Chinese and be able to convey complicated ideas, you will need to know how to write in Chinese. Speaking alone will only get you so far. Chinese writing, like writing in any language, can take a while to get good at. But, your writing will certainly get better with enough practice. Here are 5 great ways to improve your Chinese writing ability. Continue reading “5 Great Ways To Improve Your Chinese Writing Ability”