Hacking Chinese

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Student Q&A, April 2024: Learning chengyu, listening to yourself and using role-playing games to learn Chinese

This week’s podcast episode (number 192) is a reader and listener Q&A, where I answer three questions sent to me about speaking Chinese. This time around, I’ll answer questions about learning chengyu, listening to yourself and using role-playing games to learn Chinese!

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Links to things mentioned in the introduction

Chinese speaking challenge, April 2024

Links for question #1: Learning chengyu

Correction: I accidentally say hùxiāngmáodùn instead of zìxiāngmáodùn here. The argument is still the same of course, but for some reason, I got it wrong here, sorry!

Links for question #2: Listening to yourself

Get to know your Chinese voice to level up your speaking ability

Links for question #3: Role-playing games

Role-playing as a way to expand your Chinese


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