Not everything I write about learning Chinese ends up here on Hacking Chinese. Some things will be available later as Hacking Chinese articles or projects, but much is written for other websites.
Here’s what I wrote up to the beginning of November:
- Asking for directions in Mandarin Chinese: Finding your way in Mandarin
- Learning Mandarin Chinese through immersion: Changing your environment to improve your learning
- Music Mandarin: Eason Chan – “Ten Years”: Learn Mandarin by listening to music and studying the lyrics
- Mandarin multitasking with “yibian… yibian…”: A sentence pattern to express simultaneous activities
- Tone changes of the character “yi” (one): How the tone changes in different contexts, with examples
- Tone changes of the character “bu” (not, no): How the tone changes in different contexts, with examples
- Yi – “one” – Chinese character profile: A closer look at the character Yi (“one”), its meanings and usages
- How the rule of three can help you learn Chinese better: Learning more by avoiding perfectionism
- Youdao – An excellent free online Chinese dictionary: How and why to use Youdao to learn Chinese
What should you do when you forget a word?
October, 2014 – Skritter
We all forget words when learning a language, but what should you do when you forget a word? Ignore it? Take decisive action? There are numerous things you can and should do when you forget a word when using spaced repetition software, and in this article I discuss some of them. I also mention some things you should avoid doing when forgetting a word.
How to Speak Chinese Well: 5 Simple Tips for Extraordinary Fluency
October, 2014 – FluentU
Learning to speak Chinese requires a lot of practice, but it does matter how you practice and there are some tricks you can use to learn more and faster. The title of this post obviously isn’t chosen by me, but I still think the article’s main arguments are well worth sharing.
That’s it for now! I will keep posting one article round-up every month, collecting the articles from the previous months. If you like Hacking Chinese or what I’m writing in general, the best thing you can do is to share! Donations are also more than welcome! If you want to read more about my different roles on Skritter and About.com, please read the first monthly round-up. If you want to view all articles written by me but published elsewhere, check my bibliography page.Do you want more practical exercises, audio versions of articles and Chinese translations? Check out my Patreon page!
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