Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Articles in the ‘About Hacking Chinese’ category

  1. Celebrating 10 years of Hacking Chinese with reflections and discounts

    10 years of Hacking Chinese. 472 articles. 650,000 words. It’s hard to believe, but Hacking Chinese has been online for a decade! We celebrate the anniversary with reflections and discounts.

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  2. Tune in to the Hacking Chinese Podcast!

    Hacking Chinese Podcast

    I have launched a podcast! Just like the website in general, the Hacking Chinese Podcast focuses on how to learn Chinese. In this article, I introduce the podcast, including my reasons for creating it and why I think some of you might find it interesting.

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  3. Chinese vocabulary challenge, October 2020

    It’s time for a vocabulary challenge! It starts on October 10th, so enrol, set your goal and learn as many characters and words as you can before the end of the month. This challenge is sponsored by Skritter, so there are also prizes on the line! This article contains more information about the challenge, some important things to keep in mind as well as some advice about learning Chinese characters and words.

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  4. Chinese translation challenge, August 2020

    It’s time for a translation challenge! It starts on August 10th, so enrol, set your goal and improve your Chinese by translating to/from Chinese as much as you can before the end of the month. This article contains more information about the challenge, some important things to keep in mind as well as some advice about using translation as a method for learning Chinese.

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  5. Chinese mimicking challenge, June 2020

    Let’s improve our speaking ability together! Mimicking is one of the best ways of improving pronunciation, prosody and even vocabulary and grammar when speaking. Enrol, pick a model to mimic and see how close you can get/how much you can mimic before the end of the month!

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  6. Chinese writing challenge, February 2020

    It’s time for a Chinese writing challenge! It starts on February 10th (Monday), so enrol, set your goal and write as much as you can before the end of the month. This article contains more information about the challenge, some important things to keep in mind as well as some advice about improving writing ability in Chinese.

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  7. Course open for registration: Unlocking Chinese – The Ultimate Guide for Beginners

    Do you want to learn Chinese but don’t know where to start? Have you already started learning, but feel lost? Then Unlocking Chinese: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners is for you! The course is open for registration until midnight, February 7th, 2020.

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  8. Best of Hacking Chinese 2019

    Happy New Year! Much happened on Hacking Chinese in 2019, and this article summarises the year that was by highlighting the most popular articles, both ranked by popular vote and by editor’s choice (my own humble opinion). It also discusses some upcoming projects and ideas for 2020!

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  9. Chinese habit formation challenge, November 2019

    It’s time for a learning habit challenge! It starts on November 10th, so enrol, decide on a habit you desire to have and work your way towards forming it over the coming weeks. This article contains more information about the challenge, some important things to keep in mind as well as suggestions for what habits to aim for and how to get there.

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  10. New course: Unlocking Chinese – The Ultimate Guide for Beginners

    Do you want to make sure your Chinese learning gets off to a good start? Or have you already started, but feel a bit confused and need guidance? Then my new course, Unlocking Chinese: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners, is for you!

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