Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Articles in the ‘Advanced’ category

  1. How to talk about Chinese characters in Chinese

    Colloquial names of radicals

    There are two problems when talking about Chinese characters in Chinese: How do you identify a written character using only spoken language? Once identified, how do you describe how that character is written, again using only spoken language? For new learners, it might not be clear why these are problems. Talking about words in English […]

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  2. Don’t forget to consolidate the Chinese you have already studied

    consolidate your knowledge

    Learning new things is important, but sometimes it’s more important to focus on things you have already studied. This article is about how to consolidate the Chinese you have already conquered.

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  3. The best Twitter feeds for learning Chinese in 2016

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    Learning Chinese through Twitter is great because it gives you bite-sized chunks. This post presents the best Twitter feeds for learning Chinese in 2016.

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  4. How going shopping can help you learn Chinese

    How going shopping can help you learn Chinese

    Shopping can be a great way of learning a language. By having similar conversations many times in different shops, you can gradually improve your speaking ability.

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  5. Why you should start blogging in Chinese today

    Why you should start blogging in Chinese today

    Blogging in Chinese is a great way of improving your writing ability. It gives you structure and accountability, and people can help you by giving feedback.

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  6. How technology can stop you from learning Chinese

    How technology can stop you from learning Chinese

    Technology has changed the way we learn Chinese, but not only to the better. This article highlights areas where digital learning is actually bad for you.

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  7. How technology can help you learn Chinese

    How technology can help you learn Chinese

    Technology has changed the way we learn Chinese, mostly to the better. This article is about some of the most important implications of this, focusing mainly on the positive effects of technology.

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  8. Which Chinese language course should you take?

    Which Chinese language course should you take?

    This article will guide you through the most important factors to consider when choosing your Chinese language course, including location, price and extent.

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  9. 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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  10. Learning Chinese through comprehensible input

    Comprehensible input for learning Chinese

    Comprehensible input is a key component to learning Chinese. This article focuses on the importance of understanding when listening and reading Chinese.

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