Hacking Chinese

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  1. How translation to another language can help you learn Chinese

    Translation can be a powerful way of learning Chinese. This article deals with translation from Chinese to your native language, something which is often overlooked, but nevertheless very useful.

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  2. Translation challenge, December 11th to 31th

    Translation is a very active way of learning a language that requires a large set of skills useful in the real world. It works well for students at any level and depending on in which direction you translate, you practise both reading and writing. This month’s challenge is about translation and it starts on December 11th. Join today!

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  3. Easing yourself into reading novels in Chinese

    Reading a novel in Chinese is the goal for many learners, but perhaps it’s easier to accomplish than you think. This article discusses various methods of making novel reading easier in Chinese, mainly focusing on the benefits of re-reading books you are already familiar with and know you like because you’ve read them before in your native language.

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  4. Chinese immersion with Carl Gene Fordham

    It’s widely known that immersion is an effective way of learning languages, but the details are less clear. How do you go about it? This article contains an interview with Carl Gene Fordham, who has many interesting things to say about how he learnt Chinese to an advanced level, as well as how we continued from there and became a translator and interpreter.

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  5. Improving your Chinese by translating from another language

    I think translation is one of the best ways of improving writing ability. Translation forces you into linguistic environments you wouldn’t have ended up in if you wrote the article yourself. This article is about how translation can be used to improve your written Chinese.

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