Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Articles tagged with ‘Dialogue’

  1. Role-playing as a way to expand your Chinese

    When learning a language, we naturally become very good at what we do often, but expanding our knowledge beyond our personal sphere of experience is an essential step to take. Role-playing is a useful tool that can be employed to take this step. Practice with a friend and create new situations or new persons, all depending on which area you feel you need to improve in.

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  2. The importance of tones is inversely proportional to the predictability of what you say

    Tones are more important than people think. In this article, I discuss some of the reasons why some people insist that tones aren’t very important. My hope is that I deeper understanding of the problem will lead to a higher awareness of the importance of tones.

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  3. Learn Chinese by listening to the listener

    Listening to a dialogue, have you ever tried listening to the person who isn’t speaking? If you haven’t, you should, because you will learn a ton of useful Chinese. It probably won’t be the kind of language that increases your scores on tests, but it will definitely help you to sound more native and feel less at a loss when you’re listening to other people’s stories in Chinese.

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