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Learning Chinese 301: Vocabulary Building

It’s time to work on building up some Chinese vocabulary.  A very nice set of Chinese vocabulary lists grouped by word/phrase complexity (and prepared as study lists for the HSK exam) can be found HERE.  Individual lists with definitions, ordered in increasing … Continue reading

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Learning Chinese 201: Repetition and Dialogue

Two helpful practices in getting an ear for the sound of a new language are Repetition and Dialogue. Repetition: One great way to practice listening Repetition is by listening to music in the target language.  While listening to music in … Continue reading

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Learning Chinese 101: Word Sounds (BoPoMoFo)

When learning Mandarin Chinese, it’s helpful to start by learning the set of sounds used in the language.  The set of sounds used in Mandarin Chinese is often referred to as BoPoMoFo for the four initial sounds in this standard sequence. … Continue reading

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