- 211 July 2020
I finally felt ready for reading a serious work of fiction in Chinese. Not an abridged version, not a children’s edition, but the real thing.
- 14 March 2020
Can you become fluent by studying the whole textbook series of Integrated Chinese from beginner to advanced level? And what about learning WITHOUT a textbook?
- 53 December 2019
How much of a struggle should reading really be? Check out these tips and start accelerating today.
- 930 September 2019
Pleco’s abridged version of “Journey to the West” offers a well-priced and swift way to immortality which can be bought in your local app store.
Strategy & tips
- 58 January 2021
Can you learn to fly a Boeing 747 in six months? Some say you can! How about languages though?
- 321 August 2020
Why the mā-má-mǎ-mà-way people typically think of the four tones is wrong.
- 425 March 2020
Steve Kaufmann is one of the world’s most experienced language learners and a well-known polyglot. What is his best advise on learning Mandarin?
- 45 September 2019
Even though there is no ideal strategy to master Mandarin and become a Chinese dragon, some ways or better than others. And SOME should be avoided at all cost.
Learning tools & apps
- 220 October 2020
Learning Chinese characters with high-quality apps that actually help? They are rare, but do exist.
- 16 March 2020
It’s no secret that there’s a whole monkey jungle of apps for Chinese out there. Is this new vocabulary tool Daily Chinese any good? My answer: Yes, it is. Check out why!
- 1219 February 2020
You’re learning Chinese and looking for a Chinese dictionary app to install on your phone, but don’t want to spend any money?
- 730 October 2019
Bored of reading the same Chinese textbooks, but Chinese newspapers and other texts are still too difficult? DuShu is a reader app that will take any Chinese text, break it down and make it readable.
- 915 October 2019
You are serious about learning Chinese and use spaced repetition to support your vocabulary learning? What’s the best flashcard app out there?