Hacking Chinese

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Articles in the ‘About Hacking Chinese’ category

  1. The key to unlocking your first semester of Chinese

    A new semester is around the corner and many people are setting out on their journeys to learn Chinese. This article summarises the most important advice that beginners should keep in mind, including what resources to use and how to learn characters and tones.

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  2. 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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  3. Chinese reading challenge, July 2020

    It’s time for a reading challenge! It starts on July 10th, so enrol, set your goal and read 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 reading ability in Chinese.

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  4. 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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  5. Chinese vocabulary challenge, April 2020

    It’s time for a vocabulary challenge! It starts on April 10th, so enrol, set your goal and learn as many characters and words 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 learning Chinese characters and words.

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  6. Chinese reading challenge, March 2020

    It’s time for a reading challenge! It starts on March 10th, so enrol, set your goal and read 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 reading ability in Chinese.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Chinese reading challenge, December 2019

    It’s time for a reading challenge! It starts on December 10th, so enrol, set your goal and read 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 reading ability in Chinese.

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