Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Articles published in December 2016

  1. Best of Hacking Chinese 2016

    Here are the top ten articles on Hacking Chinese, based on page views and editorial opinion. Even if you haven’t had time to read many articles over the year, at least make sure you have checked these out!

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  2. 5 things Chinese students should do on the winter vacation

    What should Chinese students do on the winter vacation? Apart from recharging batteries, there are a number of things you should consider if you want optimal long-term results.

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  3. Looking up how to use words in Chinese the right way

    Looking up how to express something in Chinese is not as easy as it looks. Assuming that a word, especially a verb, can be used the same way in Chinese as in your native language usually results in incorrect or awkward sentences. Stop assuming and look things up properly instead!

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  4. Chinese translation challenge, December 10th to 31st

    It’s time for a translation challenge, from Chinese to your native language this time. This challenge is presented in cooperation with Marco Polo Project, which is an excellent platform for translation and translator. Enrol, set a goal and translate as much as you can before the end of the month!

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  5. Why you should preview before every Chinese lesson

    Previewing before every lesson is extremely important, yet only a minority of students actually do it. By spending more time before the lesson, you learn more without necessarily spending more time, and you will feel better about it too.

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