Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Hacking Chinese Podcast two-year anniversary Q&A

Hacking Chinese PodcastThis week marks the second anniversary of the Hacking Chinese Podcast! That menas one article and podcast episode every week for 104 weeks, without interruption. You can view a list of all episodes here:

Hacking Chinese Podcast

I launched the podcast partly because I wanted to make it easier to access my content, but also because I greatly appreciate other content creators who make it easier to listen to their content. I have more time to listen than to read, after all.

If you appreciate my podcast, I would be delighted if you could leave a positive review on your favourite podcast platform. The podcast is available on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastOvercastSpotify and YouTube. Leaving a review or sharing an episode is easy and only takes a moment, but it helps other people find the podcast and also encourages me to create more content.  I provide the podcast on my own, for free, without ads or sponsors, but I need your help to reach more students and teachers!

In this week’s anniversary episode, I answer three listener questions:

  • How can I stop translating in my head when speaking Chinese?
  • How should I learn traditional characters after learning simplified?
  • Is it worthwhile to study the Pinyin chart?

Tune in to the Hacking Chinese Podcast to listen to the related episode:

Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Overcast, Spotify, YouTube and many other platforms!

If you have a question you’d like to ask me, feel free to contact me. You might also be interested in checking out the previous anniversary or my big article with 101 frequently asked questions, where I try to give concise answers to the most common questions:

101 questions and answers about how to learn Chinese



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