New Project: Learn To Write Traditional Chinese Characters

I’m stuck. After a couple of years learning Cantonese, I feel like I’m at an impasse. The problem? I can’t read. I can speak Cantonese, but I’ve never learnt to read or write. You might think that’s a bit odd, but not studying Chinese writing at the start was a conscious decision I made, based […]

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Demystifying Chinese Tones: The Complete Guide To Chinese Pronunciation

Chinese tones. Probably not the easiest thing in the world to learn!  I discovered the complexity of Chinese tones during my project to learn Cantonese. But like anything in the field of language learning…where there’s a will, there’s a way! And there’s no-one better than Chris Parker from Fluent in Mandarin to guide you through.  […]

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How to Write in Chinese – A Beginner’s Guide

You probably think learning how to write in Chinese is impossible. And I get it. I’m a native English speaker, and I know how complex Chinese characters seem. But you’re about to learn that it’s not impossible. I’ve teamed up with Kyle Balmer from Sensible Chinese to show you how you can learn the basic […]

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3 particles that will make your Chinese sound more natural

I’m really happy to feature a guest post today from Judith Meyer. Judith is currently working on LearnYu.com, a free Chinese course which learns your individual strengths and weaknesses and generates custom-tailored exercises just for you. Now here’s the exciting part! There is currently a campaign going on to raise money for the creation of more levels […]

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The Ultimate How To Learn Mandarin Chinese Interview

If you’re learning Mandarin Chinese, these 3 quotes should catch your attention: “There are ways to make studying Chinese not only easy, but fun too.” “Learn Chinese characters like Will Smith would.” “The best new online resource for learning Mandarin Chinese.” These are some of the insights in this in-depth interview with John Fotheringham, author […]

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