Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Articles on Hacking Chinese

I have written articles about how to learn Mandarin since 2010, and there are roughly 500 articles in total. This page is meant to help you find what you’re looking for!

The most popular articles

Beginners should start here

The beginner page contains an introduction for beginners, as well as all articles relevant for beginners. Here are a few examples:

I also have a course aimed specifically for you: Unlocking Chinese: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners. You might also want to check out my pronunciation course.

How to improve a specific skill

I have separate pages for listening, speaking, reading, writing and vocabulary learning (which includes characters). If you’re looking for help with a more specific topic, you can use the search function in the sidebar (bottom on mobile) or just search this page. Here’s the most important article from each category:

There are also additional category pages you can check out here: study hacks, self-studying, classroom learning, immersion, mentality research, resources, and planning.

I also have a course focusing on levelling up the way you learn Chinese, aimed at all levels: Hacking Chinese: A Practical Guide to Learning Mandarin. You might also want to check out my pronunciation course.

All articles on Hacking Chinese

Here are all articles in reverse chronological order. The best way to find a certain article is to use the search function here on the website or in your browser.