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Articles in the ‘About Hacking Chinese’ category

  1. How I learnt Chinese, part 4: My second year in Taiwan

    How I learnt Chinese, part 4: My second year in Taiwan

    This post covers my third year of learning Chinese, which was spent at NTNU in Taipei and at Wenzao in Gaoxiong. I round off with important lessons I learnt about learning Mandarin during this time.

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  2. Chinese writing challenge, May 10th to 31th

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    This month it’s time for a writing challenge! Enrol, set your goal and write as much as you can before the end of May. 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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  3. How I learnt Chinese, part 3: My first year in Taiwan

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    This is the second part of the story of how I learnt Chinese. It covers my first year in Taiwan, starting in 2008.

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  4. Chinese reading challenge, April 10th to 30th

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    It’s time for an extensive reading challenge! Enrol, set your goal and read as much as you can before the end of April. This article contains more information about the challenge, some important things to keep in mind as well as suggestions for what to read.

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  5. I have published a book!

    Hacking Chinese: A Practical Guide to Learning Mandarin: Paperback

    I have published a book! It’s called Hacking Chinese: A Practical Guide to Learning Mandarin. Get the paperback now and get the audio version for free!

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  6. Chinese vocabulary challenge, March 10th to 31st

    Chinese vocabulary challenge

    It’s time for a Chinese vocabulary challenge! Enrol, set your goal and learn or review as as much as you can before the end of the month. This article contains more information about the challenge, some important things to keep in mind as well as suggestions for how to learn vocabulary in Chinese.

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  7. How I learnt Chinese, part 2: Learning Mandarin in Sweden

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    This is the second part of the story of how I learnt Chinese. It covers my first year of studying in Sweden, starting in 2007.

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  8. Chinese listening challenge, February 10th to 29th

    Hacking Chinese Listening Challenge

    It’s time for a Chinese listening challenge! Enrol, set your goal and listen as much as you can before the end of the month. This article contains more information about the challenge, some important things to keep in mind as well as suggestions for what to listen to.

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  9. Articles by me published elsewhere: January 2016 round-up

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    I write a lot about Chinese these days and not everything ends up on Hacking Chinese. Some things are for upcoming projects, but much is written for other websites. In this post, I introduce and link to everything I’ve published elsewhere before January 2016.

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  10. How I learnt Chinese, part 1: Where it all started

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    This is the first part in a series of articles about how I learnt Chinese. It covers the very beginning, why I became interested in learning Chinese and how that transformed into an opportunity to actually learn.

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