Tag: language tools
Is ChatGPT merely a hype or will the AI language model transform the way we learn Chinese and other foreign languages? What can it do and what can it do not? 5 ways it can assist with learning and practicing Chinese.
From all the people learning Chinese and reaching a relatively high level of proficiency only a few ever seem to truly master the Chinese tones. By that I mean they speak fully fluent and sound so “native” that it would fool native Chinese speakers. Why is that? Are Chinese tones just too damn hard or is it laziness on our part?
How long does it take to learn all HSK 6 vocabulary by relying on a spaced repetition flashcard app like Daily Chinese? And can it work?
Want to read more authentic content in Chinese? Chinese novels, short stories and children stories written for native readers? For more intermediate and advanced learners the app Readibu has plenty of good reads to offer.
Chinese dictionary apps are much more than mere translation tools. Which Chinese dictionary app offers the best features for your money’s worth?
Learning Mandarin and looking for a comprehensive overview of must-have learning resources? This is part two.
You want to read and understand Chinese texts faster? In this post, I compare DuShu and Easy Chinese News and tell you from which one your reading skills benefit the most.
The HSK test is a must for most Chinese learners. If you’re considering taking the HSK, you might be wondering which resources to use. These are 6 apps that help you prepare for the Chinese Proficiency Test.
Are Pleco flashcards worth spending 10 bucks? Are they really essential or can you learn Chinese without Pleco flashcards? Let’s have a look at the pros and cons!
Reading difficult Chinese texts? These two free tools assist you reading and extracting value from any Chinese text you want to study in-depth.
Learning Mandarin can be a loooong-term endeavor. Looking back on at least 8 years of learning Mandarin, there are a lot of things I wish I could have worked out earlier.
Do we really have to review this year?
Learning Chinese characters with high-quality apps that actually help? They are rare, but do exist.
Can you use the Chinese version of TikTok as a tool for learning Mandarin? You cannot. Here’s why.
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!
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?
You’re learning Chinese and looking for a Chinese dictionary app to install on your phone, but don’t want to spend any money?
I’m talking about the You Can Learn Chinese Podcast. It’s an expert panel for everything related to learning Mandarin.
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.
You are serious about learning Chinese and use spaced repetition to support your vocabulary learning? What’s the best flashcard app out there?
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.
Having trouble understanding what they are saying? Subtitles are missing? This is a little trick to filter Youtube for transcribed Chinese language content.
Hungry sharks never get lost in the vastness of the ocean. This web extension will help you navigate and sharpen your senses when fishing in Chinese waters…
One gloomy afternoon in Beijing, thirty years ago. Chinese language student Lily gets out her dictionary to…