Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

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  1. Learning Chinese is easier than you think

    Natives and foreigners alike tend to spread the myth that Chinese is impossible to learn. This isn’t true. If you have the correct attitude and approach, Chinese isn’t all that difficult to learn, at least to a conversant level. This post is meant as encouragement for those of you who think or believe that Chinese is impossible to learn.

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  2. Learning Chinese is easy (old version)

    There are lots of misconceptions about learning Chinese, spread to an equal extent by native speakers and foreigners. Most people’s reaction to my studying Chinese is that it must be extraordinarily difficult. This is wrong. I’ve thought about this a great deal, and I’m convinced that it’s much more difficult for Chinese people to learn proper English than it is for foreigners to learn proper Chinese. In this short article I’ll try to explain why Chinese isn’t as difficult as most people think.

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  3. A pre-launch plea for help

    Since I started studying Chinese, I’ve realised that there are many things to learn that no textbook and few teachers will tell you. I’m not talking about things in ordinary books here, but on how to study Chinese. As you probably know, I’ve written extensively about this on my website for many years, but I’ve now decided that it’s time to write something more serious about it. To start with, I’m going to launch a new website called Hacking Chinese, but my goal is ultimately to write a book about learning Chinese.

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  4. Requirements to be met before site launch

    Even though the site is available from now on, there are a few things I want to accomplish before launching the site officially. If you feel something is missing in this list or have any suggestions of any kind, please let me know! This article simply summarises what I have left to do before launching the site officially.

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  5. Domain name registered, software installed

    After having registered the domain name and installed the necessary software, Hacking Chinese is now working properly. This is not a formal launch, however, although I won’t try to stop people from finding their way here, I’m not going to launch the project properly until a number of conditions have been met. These conditions involve […]

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