Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Articles in the ‘About Hacking Chinese’ category

  1. Chinese vocabulary challenge, June 2021

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

    My pronunciation course is open for enrollment again! It was first launched in January, and after surveying students and making a few updates, I’m excited to open the doors again. The course is open for registration through Friday, May 14th.

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  3. Opening the gates to the Hippo Campus*

    On this very special day, I’m proud to announce the opening of the Hippo Campus, a collaboration between a prestigious teacher of Mandarin and Hacking Chinese, offering an online classroom experience suitable for everyone, everywhere!

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  4. 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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  5. Chinese writing challenge, February 2021

    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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  6. Best of Hacking Chinese 2020

    Happy New Year! Much happened on Hacking Chinese in 2020, and this article summarises the year that was by highlighting the best articles, both ranked by popular vote and by editor’s choice (my own humble opinion). It also discusses some upcoming projects and ideas for 2021!

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  7. Chinese pronunciation challenge, December 2020

    It’s time for a pronunciation challenge! It starts on December 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. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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