[lastupdated] Pinyin, is the most common way to romanize Mandarin Chinese today. It is what is used in Mainland China. But there are other romanization systems as well, one of which is Wade-Giles. Wade-Giles was finished in 1892, while Pinyin was developed in the 1950’s. There are still many books, people’s surnames (especially in Taiwan), …
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Wade-Giles To Pinyin Conversion Table
[lastupdated] The Wade-Giles system of Romanization is much older system than Pinyin. In fact, it was completed as a system in 1892. Pinyin, on the other hand, is much younger having been developed in the 1950’s. Many old places in China have kept their Wade-Giles spelling. Examples are Peking University (one of Mainland China’s top …
Chinese Characters Radicals List
This article has the 214 Chinese Radicals list used for categorizing all Chinese characters. Though there are thousands of Chinese characters, if you learn these 214 Chinese radicals, learning additional Chinese characters will be much easier. Before modern times, Chinese dictionaries were sorted by radicals, not by some kind of Romanization system like Pinyin, so …
Mandarin Chinese 4 Character Tone Drills
[lastupdated] Like we discussed in 2 previous articles, Mandarin Chinese 2 Character Tone Drills and Mandarin Chinese 3 Character Tone drills, getting Mandarin Chinese tones correct is vital if you want to be understood in Mainland China or Taiwan. Mandarin Chinese, being a tonal language, makes it so that pronunciation is even more vital, because …
Public Domain Chinese Dictionaries
[lastupdated] This article contains a list of several very useful public domain Chinese dictionaries for you to download completely free and legally. In a nutshell, public domain means that for any work the copyright of something has expired, and that you can basically do anything you want with it and usually get it for free.
Chinese Characters Practice Sheets
Do you want to practice writing Chinese Characters, but can’t find the right practice sheets? Well this article has just the solution to that. This article has 3 different sized Chinese Character Practice sheets that you can download: small sized, medium sized, and large sized practice sheets.
Mandarin Chinese 3 Character Tone Drills
[lastupdated] Like we discussed in our last article, Mandarin Chinese 2 Character Tone Drills, getting Mandarin Chinese tones correct is vital if you want to be understood in Mainland China or Taiwan. Mandarin Chinese, being a tonal language, makes it so that pronunciation is even more vital, because mispronouncing a tone can create a completely …
Mandarin Chinese 2 Character Tone Drills
[lastupdated] Do you struggle with speaking Mandarin Chinese tones? Arguably, tones are the most difficult part of Chinese. In order to get good tones, you must practice them over and over, until you master them. While in Mainland China or Taiwan, you risk simply not being understood if you don’t use good tones. This article …
The Top 3000 Traditional Chinese Characters
[lastupdated] This article discusses the top 3000 Traditional Chinese Characters based on an analysis of 245,863 characters from many of Taiwan’s top websites from 147 URLs. Most of the websites from the URL list are on the top 100 most popular websites in Taiwan based on the Alexa list here.
Convert Traditional Chinese Characters To Simplified Characters
[lastupdated] This program converts any Traditional Chinese Characters into their corresponding Simplified Chinese Characters. This works even for inputting many Traditional characters. %CODE2%