Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Articles tagged with ‘Mental models’

  1. What you intend to write is more important than the character you actually write

    Why is focusing on intent important when learning to write Chinese characters? What you intend to write is more important than what you actually write.

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  2. Why you really should use a Chinese notebook

    Keeping a notebook with you at all times is essential, not only because it makes sure you don’t forget important things you want to learn, look up, follow up or remember for other reasons, but also because it help you keep your mind clear and enables you to focus on what’s important and thus learn more Chinese.

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  3. Making mistakes in Chinese is necessary to adjust your mental models

    Everybody knows that making mistakes is part of learning and that you have to live with it. Some of you might even have heard that mistakes are good, as long as they are genuine. Very few, however, live according to this maxim. In this article I talk about making mistakes and that a healthy attitude towards mistakes is of great importance when trying to learn Chinese.

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