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Looking for a software 6 Replies

Hi, I'm looking for a software to learn Chinese easier. I wonder if there is one where I can type in a Chinese word (from the HSK list for example) and I can then listen to example sentences containing that word spoken by native speakers. Does a…Continue

Started by Majiya in Can you help with this?. Last reply by Jas 7 hours ago.

how best to learn chinese characters? 4 Replies

Hi Can someone help how do we learn chinese characters and remember them please writing them down over and over and reading please should i carry on learning pinyin.ThanksPieterContinue

Started by 彼得 pieter in Can you help with this?. Last reply by 彼得 pieter 23 hours ago.

New Members - What Chinese app do you use the most? 23 Replies

This is a topic designed for New Members.There are no wrong answers - just add a comment below with the name and a link to the app site or to itunes letting people know what Chinese app you are using the most. Or you can just comment about one that…Continue

Tags: apps, chinese app recommendations, app, apps for chinese, chinese apps

Started by Brandon in Are you new here?. Last reply by Debbie Thornton yesterday.

effective app to memorize chinese characters?

As we know, there's no other way to memorize chinese chars except the brute force way, which is keep memorizing. I wonder if there's any better method?So far this android app helps me memorize chinese characters really fast, > 100 chars in a…Continue

Started by happybabe in Study strategy tips yesterday.

Chinese films to learn Mandarin 1 Reply

I have watched 33 Chinese movies so far in my unusual quest to learn Mandarin, and I would highly recommend 11 of them: Hero, Journey to the West, Dragon (Wu xia), Shower, House of Flying Daggers, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Shanghai Triad, The…Continue

Started by Victor Hart in Study strategy tips. Last reply by Thomas Doherty yesterday.

Can anyone tell me what these characters mean?

Hello friends, I need help translating this, I don't know a word of chinese and they have told me that this seems to be chinese. I bought this and I want to know what does it means, please help!you can find the images attached to this message1) …Continue

Started by Javier A. Ulloa Alcántar in Can you help with this? on Tuesday.

Exercises to practise certain grammar points 1 Reply

Does anyone know of any online exercises which will help me practise grammar - preferably with answers so I can check I have things right? For instance, past aspect sentences which I can translate from English into Chinese. I would like the…Continue

Started by Debbie Thornton in Can you help with this?. Last reply by Debbie Thornton on Tuesday.

PRC to Replace Characters with Pinyin?! -NOOO! 6 Replies

I hope I am not re-posting this discussion, but I searched for the topic, and ended up with nothing, so here I go. .…Continue

Started by Tiao Wu in General questions / discussions. Last reply by Thomas Doherty Oct 17.

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Review of Book “Basic Spoken Chinese” by Cornelius C. Kubler

I have been reading and studying a fairly new set of Mandarin Language textbooks known as the “Tuttle Basic Chinese Series”…

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Posted by Thomas Doherty on October 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

Comparing language courses: Private vs Group vs Online Lessons

Learning a new language is always a fun challenge. There are varying ways a learner can embark upon a language course, whether they are a complete beginner or have previous knowledge. How do you know which style of learning is for you? Here's the…

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Posted by Zoe Wells on September 12, 2014 at 7:30am

Chinese People and Western TV Shows - An Article posted at Yoyo Chinese Blog

Michael Hurwitz over at "Yoyo Chinese The Official Blog" has written a fine article ( in English ) about some of the US/UK TV shows that are now popular in China. 

"Thanks to the…

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Posted by Thomas Doherty on September 11, 2014 at 1:00am — 5 Comments

Taiwan Mandarin versus Beijing Mandarin - A Starter Kit

A May 29, 2014  article over at "The World of Chinese" Internet Site by  Keoni Everington (华武杰) does a good job of scratching the surface of the baffling differences between Taiwan Mandarin and Beijing Mandarin.  ( It may be relatively baffling…

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Posted by Thomas Doherty on September 9, 2014 at 1:00am

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Jas replied to Majiya's discussion Looking for a software
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彼得 pieter replied to 彼得 pieter's discussion how best to learn chinese characters?
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Debbie Thornton replied to Brandon's discussion New Members - What Chinese app do you use the most?
"I have used other things, but also find Memrise one of the best."
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effective app to memorize chinese characters?

As we know, there's no other way to memorize chinese chars except the brute force way, which is keep memorizing. I wonder if there's any better method?So far this android app helps me memorize chinese characters really fast, > 100 chars in a…See More
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"So far this android app helps me memorize chinese characters really fast, > 100 chars in a week. It's presented in a game/flashcard mode with 200 levels Free…"
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happybabe replied to Majiya's discussion Looking for a software
"So far this android app helps me memorize chinese characters really fast, > 100 chars in a week. It's presented in a game/flashcard mode with 200 levels Free…"
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