Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Articles in the ‘About Hacking Chinese’ category

  1. Hacking Chinese Pronunciation: Speaking with Confidence is now open!

    Hacking Chinese Pronunciation: Speaking with Confidence is now open for enrollment! Take this opportunity to boost your pronunciation and improve your ability to communicate in Mandarin.

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  2. Chinese New Year and New Semester Course Discount

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    To mark the Chinese New Year and the start of a new semester, I offer a time-limited discount for Unlocking Chinese: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners and Hacking Chinese: A Practical Guide to Learning Mandarin, valid until the end of the week!

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  3. Chinese writing challenge, February 2024

    It’s time for a Chinese writing challenge! It starts on February 10th, 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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  4. Best of Hacking Chinese 2023

    2023 has been a consistent year on Hacking Chinese, with new articles and podcast episodes every week. What was the most popular article? The most popular podcast episode? Let’s summarise the year that was and highlight the things you really shouldn’t miss!

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  5. Chinese vocabulary challenge, June 2024

    It’s time for a vocabulary challenge! It starts on June 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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  6. Black Friday discounts for Hacking Chinese courses

    Don’t miss the forest for the trees! Let my courses be your guide to successful learning, now with $10 off until the end of Monday, November 27th! Already enrolled yourself or not interested at the moment? Get one as a gift for someone else, or help me out by spreading the word!

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  7. Chinese pronunciation challenge, October 2023

    It’s time for a pronunciation challenge! It starts on October 10th, so enrol, set your goal and see how much you can improve your pronunciation before the end of the month. This article contains more information and inspiration about the challenge and pronunciation, including prizes on offer for active participants!

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  8. Student Q&A, September 2023: Listening more than once, assessing pronunciation and the merits of flashcards

    Is it good to listen to the same passage more than once? How do you assess progress with pronunciation? And are flashcards really all that good for learning Chinese?

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  9. Back-to-school discounts for Hacking Chinese courses, 2023

    Hacking Chinese can seen as a very long response to the question of what I would have done differently if I could go back in time and learn Chinese again from scratch. However, most people don’t want to read 800,000 words to get the full picture, which is why I have distilled all that into a few courses. Get $10 off for a limited time!

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  10. Chinese translation challenge, August 2024

    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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