Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Articles in the ‘Intermediate’ category

  1. The 5 best Chinese reading resources for beginners

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    Finding suitable reading material can be difficult as a beginner. This post presents five excellent reading resources for beginner students of Chinese.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Should you learn the pronunciation of radicals?

    Pronunciation of radicals

    Learning character components in general is good, but should you learn the pronunciation of radicals? The answer can be both “yes” and “no” depending on what you mean!

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  8. 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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  9. ChinesePod review: Your companion to Mandarin fluency

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    In this ChinesePod review, we take a close look at one of the best resources available for learning Mandarin online. Can you beat 3,700 lessons?

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  10. What your Chinese course will not teach you

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    Taking a Chinese course will give you a framework for learning the language, but it’s far from enough. This article is about what you need to do apart from going to class.

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