Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Articles published in May 2017

  1. Chinese writing challenge, June 2017

    It’s time for a writing challenge! Enrol, set your goal and write as much as you can before the end of June. This article contains more information about the challenge, some important things to keep in mind as well as a discussion about how to improve writing ability.

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  2. What’s in a name? Hacking Chinese, 揭密中文

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    What does Hacking Chinese mean and how did the title come about? What’s the proper title in Chinese and why is that some native speakers think it’s a typo? This article takes a step back and looks at why Hacking Chinese (揭密中文) is called that!

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  3. Into the Haze: A new text adventure game for Chinese learners

    Into the Haze is an interactive text adventure game for Chines learners. Your brother is missing and you need to enter a city covered in a poisonous haze to find him. The story is presented through text and audio, and depending on your choices, the game will develop differently. If you make bad choices, perhaps because you didn’t fully understand the options, you might fail and will have to try again. Good luck!

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  4. How narrow listening and reading can help you learn Chinese

    Narrow listening and narrow reading involve limiting the scope of your input to lower the difficulty and allow for less stressful studying and larger quantity. By keeping some things constant, you allow for natural reviewing and make it much more likely that you enjoy what you’re reading or listening to.

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