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How to fake sounding like a native Chinese speaker

Have you ever wanted your Mandarin to sound more advanced than it is? In this guest article, David Moser tells us how to fake sounding like a native Chinese speaker. While tongue-in-cheek, some of the advice applies even if you're after the real thing!
Have you ever wanted your Mandarin to sound more advanced than it is? In this guest article, David Moser tells us how to fake sounding like a native Chinese speaker. While tongue-in-cheek, some of the advice applies even if you're after the real thing!
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Spaced repetition is not limited to flashcards

Spaced repetition is important for learning anything, but especially vocabulary in a foreign language like Chinese. However, there's much more to spaced repetition than vocabulary flashcard apps! Even if you dislike such apps, make sure you incorporate spaced repetition in some other way.
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Best of Hacking Chinese 2016

Here are the top ten articles on Hacking Chinese, based on page views and editorial opinion. Even if you haven't had time to read many articles over the year, at least make sure you have checked these out!
Here are the top ten articles on Hacking Chinese, based on page views and editorial opinion. Even if you haven't had time to read many articles over the year, at least make sure you have checked these out!
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Looking up how to use words in Chinese the right way

Looking up how to express something in Chinese is not as easy as it looks. Assuming that a word, especially a verb, can be used the same way in Chinese as in your native language usually results in incorrect or awkward sentences. Stop assuming and look things up properly instead!
Looking up how to express something in Chinese is not as easy as it looks. Assuming that a word, especially a verb, can be used the same way in Chinese as in your native language usually results in incorrect or awkward sentences. Stop assuming and look things up properly instead!
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Why you should preview before every Chinese lesson

Previewing before every lesson is extremely important, yet only a minority of students actually do it. By spending more time before the lesson, you learn more without necessarily spending more time, and you will feel better about it too.
Previewing before every lesson is extremely important, yet only a minority of students actually do it. By spending more time before the lesson, you learn more without necessarily spending more time, and you will feel better about it too.
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The three factors that decide how much Chinese you learn

Many things determine how much progress you make. This article is an overview of three factors you should always keep in mind when planning how to reach your goals. You need all three!
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The three roads to mastering Chinese

Mastering a foreign language is a daunting task, especially a language as foreign as Chinese! In this article, I outline three possible roads that all lead towards mastery. They have in common that we really need to make Chinese an important and integrated part of our lives, because that's the only way we can spend the time we need to really get to know the language.
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Is speaking more important than listening when learning Chinese?

It's tempting to focus mostly on speaking when learning a foreign language. There's nothing wrong with speaking from day one, but you shouldn't allow that to overshadow your listening practice too much. Listening (and reading) accelerates your learning in a way that speaking (and writing) does not.
It's tempting to focus mostly on speaking when learning a foreign language. There's nothing wrong with speaking from day one, but you shouldn't allow that to overshadow your listening practice too much. Listening (and reading) accelerates your learning in a way that speaking (and writing) does not.
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5 things Chinese students should do on the winter vacation

What should Chinese students do on the winter vacation? Apart from recharging batteries, there are a number of things you should consider if you want optimal long-term results.
What should Chinese students do on the winter vacation? Apart from recharging batteries, there are a number of things you should consider if you want optimal long-term results.
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Chinese translation challenge, December 10th to 31st

It's time for a translation challenge, from Chinese to your native language this time. This challenge is presented in cooperation with Marco Polo Project, which is an excellent platform for translation and translator. Enrol, set a goal and translate as much as you can before the end of the month!
It's time for a translation challenge, from Chinese to your native language this time. This challenge is presented in cooperation with Marco Polo Project, which is an excellent platform for translation and translator. Enrol, set a goal and translate as much as you can before the end of the month!
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My best advice on how to learn Chinese characters

This article contains an overview of how to learn Chinese characters, including understanding how they work, advice on how to learn them and how to review.
This article contains an overview of how to learn Chinese characters, including understanding how they work, advice on how to learn them and how to review.
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Learning how to ask for and receive directions in Chinese

Asking for and receiving directions in Chinese might look very easy, it's usually in the first part of a textbook series after all, but most students go through that chapter without actually learning the content. In this article, I discuss how to really learn this skill.
Asking for and receiving directions in Chinese might look very easy, it's usually in the first part of a textbook series after all, but most students go through that chapter without actually learning the content. In this article, I discuss how to really learn this skill.
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I'm a language learner, teacher and educator from Sweden. I'm the founder of Hacking Chinese, a popular website that offers hundreds of articles about how to learn Chinese successfully as an adult. Over at Hacking Chinese Resources, I curate a collection of indispensable resources for learning Chinese, all carefully sorted and organised for maximum ease of access.

Apart from Chinese, I also take an interest in broad variety of other things, including writing (articles, fiction, games), sports (gymnastics, unicycling, diving) and games (role-playing, board games, Rubik’s cube). If you want to know more about me, feel free to visit my personal website.
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