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What are your 5 favorite Chinese Learning Blogs?
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I'm putting together a quality list of the top 20 Chinese learning blogs that any new learner of Chinese should subscribe to. Obviously studymorechinese.com is at the top of the list, but what are…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Ashworth Oct 25, 2012.

 

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sikora commented on Mark Ashworth's blog post How to use Weibo for Learning Chinese
"I just saw that Mo left a comment here and I wanted to add that I just happened to start adding words from the Weibo interface to my Skritter list so I could navigate it better.  I think it's a great way to learn Chinese, but I have to say…"
Jan 26, 2013
Mark Ashworth replied to Mark Ashworth's discussion What are your 5 favorite Chinese Learning Blogs?
"Hey thanks for the reply. I like the 'novels' part of the site. Bookmarked :)"
Oct 25, 2012

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sikora replied to Mark Ashworth's discussion What are your 5 favorite Chinese Learning Blogs?
"I'm going to just reply quickly with one that I think deserves mentioning that might not be on the radar for a lot of people out there.  I think that Just Learn Chinese is an excellent resource.  Grace, who is also a member here on…"
Oct 23, 2012
Mark Ashworth posted a discussion

What are your 5 favorite Chinese Learning Blogs?

I'm putting together a quality list of the top 20 Chinese learning blogs that any new learner of Chinese should subscribe to. Obviously studymorechinese.com is at the top of the list, but what are your other 5 favorite blogs for learning Chinese and you think would be a must for a super-novice, beginner, rookie, complete noob-a-roob to start their Chinese learning journey? The criteria is that they must be 1. Authentic (from real people who have a passion for learning Chinese), 2. Quality (not…See More
Oct 23, 2012
Mark Ashworth replied to James Sio's discussion Where can I study Hokkien online?
"I bought it at 'Popular' at Jurong East MRT Station if that helps? I guess this particular Popular has a lot of old stock. It was a really old looking box set (CD+Book) on the bottom shelf."
Apr 8, 2012
Mark Ashworth replied to James Sio's discussion Where can I study Hokkien online?
"Although it is not online, I have a book/CD on Hokkien at home called "Elementary  Hokkien Conversation." I bought it from a bookstore in Singapore. It is/was published by the "Intellectual Publishing Co" in Singapore who…"
Apr 6, 2012
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Nov 13, 2011
Mark Ashworth replied to Marchella Loofis's discussion Thesis Topic
"How about the rise of mainland Chinese opting to go overseas to other Asian countries (such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, etc) for medical tourism/operations/etc.   Or even mainland Chinese going to Taiwan. (I just saw this news that…"
Nov 5, 2011
Mark Ashworth commented on Zhang Wenzhuo's blog post The Story Behind "矛盾 máo dùn" - how to say conflict - contradict - contradiction
"Thanks for the explanation Wenzhuo! It helps :)"
Oct 8, 2011
Mark Ashworth commented on Zhang Wenzhuo's blog post The Story Behind "矛盾 máo dùn" - how to say conflict - contradict - contradiction
"Thanks! So I guess "到底dào dǐ" is just for emphasis and has no particular meaning?    "
Oct 7, 2011
Mark Ashworth commented on Zhang Wenzhuo's blog post The Story Behind "矛盾 máo dùn" - how to say conflict - contradict - contradiction
"Great post and interesting phrase "nǐ dào dǐ gàn shén me qù le?"   Could you explain a bit more about the phrase and how it translates to 'what on earth?' :)"
Oct 7, 2011
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How to sign up for Sina Weibo blog (create an account with screenshots & translations)

Last time I was here I posted a question about using a Weibo to study Chinese. Now the problem with lazy learners like me (who never bother to try and learn to read Chinese is that signing up for such…See More
Sep 25, 2011
E Inwood commented on Mark Ashworth's blog post How to use Weibo for Learning Chinese
"Yeah I think it would really help.Weibo has the most current Chinese phrases.Try to comment on some of the weibo they sent or @(mention) some interesting people. They will chat with you too. That's good exercises I believe."
Sep 24, 2011
Jacob Gill commented on Mark Ashworth's blog post How to use Weibo for Learning Chinese
"I use 新浪微博 almost every day. I follow some of my favorite Chinese celebrities, TV Shows, companies etc. and then found accounts that are focused on my interests... mainly bike riding and teaching Chinese. It might be a little overwhelming at first,…"
Sep 12, 2011
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How to use Weibo for Learning Chinese

Call me slow, but I have recently discovered the Weibo 微博 phenomenon that is happening in China. Notably QQ Weibo (tencent) and Sina Weibo are amazingly feature rich communication tools that make twitter seem like a small fry. …See More
Sep 11, 2011
Mark Ashworth replied to Ranjan Roy's discussion What's the best iphone / ipad app for learning Chinese?
"Thanks for the plug Brandon :)"
May 2, 2011

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Posted on November 13, 2011 at 1:00am

How to sign up for Sina Weibo blog (create an account with screenshots & translations)

weibo sign up Last time I was here I posted a question about using a Weibo to study Chinese. Now the problem with lazy learners like me (who never bother to try and learn to read Chinese is…

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Posted on September 24, 2011 at 9:30pm

How to use Weibo for Learning Chinese

Call me slow, but I have recently discovered the Weibo 微博 phenomenon that is happening in China. Notably QQ Weibo (tencent) and Sina Weibo are amazingly feature rich communication tools that make twitter seem like a small…

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Posted on September 11, 2011 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

My 'Scratch N Learn' Chinese App is Ready

My Scratch N Learn Chinese iPhone App is ready.

 

It is free for now.. but going to be 99cents in a few days. So grab it now!

 

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Posted on April 19, 2011 at 3:30pm

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At 3:23pm on March 20, 2011,
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Brandon
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Hey Mark - 

Just wanted to give you a heads up to a new groups feature on the site.  Not sure if you're interested in any of them or you can also create one of your own.  

http://studymorechinese.com/groups

 

Best,

B

At 9:18pm on February 14, 2011,
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Brandon
said…

Hey Mark - Thanks for joining (and for the twitter posts).

 

Let me know if you have any suggestions as this site is still very much a work in progress.

 

-B

 
 
 

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