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3answers
154 views

Are there standard dictionaries for Chinese?

Standard dictionaries have had a profound effect on languages like English. They've helped normalize spelling and pronunciation and provide reference for meanings and disambiguation. When thinking of ...
18
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8answers
840 views

Techniques for improving pronunciation

Are there any recommended resources or methodologies to improve your Chinese pronunciation? Besides having a native speaker at your disposal, are there any tools that can help to correct ...
12
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4answers
721 views

Character and word frequencies

I'm trying to build some automated tools for processing Chinese text. I'd like to know the relative frequencies of different characters and character combinations. Are there any web sites with this ...
19
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3answers
541 views

What is the difference between 作 and 做?

作 and 做 are both translated as "do" or "make"; how can I tell when I should use one or the other?
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4answers
409 views

Reading handwriting

How can I get better at reading handwriting? Are there fonts that look like it, or web sites with examples for practice? Are there some common shortcuts that people take when writing by hand?

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