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What Chinese podcasts are available to improve my listening skills? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese I'm a big podcast fan, and I think listening to Chinese podcasts would be a great way to improve my listening skills. I enjoy listening ...
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GoldenDict Chinese-Chinese Dictionary? [duplicate]

I have an intermediate grasp of mandarin and would like a Chinese-Chinese dictionary. One where I input Chinese characters and it returns me a Chinese definition. I am using GoldenDict and have tried ...
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What readers are available at the 1,000 word level? [duplicate]

I want to improve my reading and grammar skills by finding interesting things to read. What graded readers, basic textbooks, magazines, and other reading materials are available for adult students who ...
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Learning Chinese using traditional characters [duplicate]

I believe in Taiwan people use traditional Chinese characters for writing whereas in China they use simplified characters. Assuming this information is correct I'd like to kindly request suggestions ...
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Where can I find resources to improve my listening ability? [duplicate]

I am currently studying for the HSK1 exam, I can read the vast majority of the required vocab and know the pinyin for most of the words but I am having a lot of trouble understanding the audio on the ...
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Books/websites for learning Chinese business letters [duplicate]

Does anyone know/recommend books/websites for learning to write business letters in Chinese?
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Etymology of the Chinese number characters (一二三四五六七八九十百千)

Main Question: What is the glyph origin of the Chinese number characters (一二三四五六七八九十百千)? Related question: Why isn't 四 four lines? (the origin of 一 二 三 四 五 六 七 八 九) I decide to write a Q&A-style ...
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How to get started learning Chinese? [closed]

I'm new on this website and my only objective is to get some answers. But the main question I have is: How and where to start learning Chinese? How to begin?
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Resources for learning Cantonese

I'd like to learn Cantonese. Does anyone know some good resources (books, websites) that provide a thorough introduction into the language? I know that the pronunciation is a lot harder than in ...
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How do I self-answer “What does this say?”

We get a lot of translation requests at Chinese.SE, and while we'd like to help, there's sometimes very little about the Chinese language in the question, and a lot about the procedure for obtaining ...
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How to practice reading for beginners? [closed]

Are there any good magazines (or perhaps books) that can be used to practice reading for beginners? I feel that my Chinese level is good enough to read simple sentences but it's still impossible to ...
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Useful sites/services/resources/tools for learning Chinese [closed]

As discussed on Meta, I think it would be great to have a collection of sites and resources for learning Chinese, so that we can all benefit from the sites, services and resources that other members ...
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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 ...
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Pinyin to Chinese characters

I'm trying to learn Chinese from books, online tutorials, but mostly from Rosetta Stone. I'm just starting, so there's still a lot I'm probably not understanding - so I don't know if I'm even asking ...
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Tool which can convert web pages from Hanzi to either Pinyin or Zhuyin Fuhao

Are there any tools that can convert an entire webpage from characters into either Pinyin or Zhuyin Fuhao? Ideally something like Google Translate. So perhaps a website where I enter the URL of the ...
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Website or tools that puts pinyin on top or bottom of the characters automatically [duplicate]

Are there any websites or tools that will put pinyin on top or bottom of the characters automatically?
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Informed sources for videos of Chinese movies [closed]

I have gotten two videos of Chinese movies at Amazon and in fact both had Mandarin soundtracks with a choice of Chinese (simplified or traditional) or English subtitles. That is what I wanted. But ...
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Tamen dou1 hen3 hao3

As I am reading the New Practical Chinese Reader From: Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese And I got to the translation of Tamen dou hen hao and I was wondering something. The translation of "...
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Where to start learning mandarin [closed]

I'm about to start learning mandarin chinese myself, without any teachers but with a help of textbooks and video (audio) lessons. My question is: where do I start, I mean, is it better to start with ...
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Word list for computer UI and technical. (Simplified character, pinyin, English)

My Chinese is very rusty, and I would like to learn to recognize more Chinese characters that appear in the GUI of operating systems, and popular apps. For example: 取消 Qǔxiāo = Cancel 控制面板 Kòngzhì ...
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Graded Mandarin Chinese podcasts or e-books [closed]

Are there any resources for students of Mandarin Chinese that allow them to listen or read Chinese news or literature in simple versions, preferably in podcast or e-book format respectively? By that ...
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1answer
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Selecting resources to improve reading for upper-intermediate level? [closed]

There is a great question on 'how to practice reading for beginners' at the moment that's got a lot of really useful answers, and so I figured I'd ask for some useful things closer to my level. Does ...
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The New York Times - English-Chinese side-by-side bug? No 繁體 traditional characters in parallel mode?

In the question "Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese", there is an answer which lists some Newspapers, and in particular mentions: 纽约时报中文网 [紐約時報中文網] - New York Times - displays articles as ...
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Keeping track of words learned [closed]

I'm looking for a good online site to keep track of chinese words I've learned. I've looked at memrise.com, but found it lacking in features since its not linked to a dictionary and I have to manually ...
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What are some good dictionaries about Mathematics?

I have found a dictionary about Mathematics; however, it goes from Chinese to English. I have tried different bookstores in my city, but they don't have an English to Chinese dictionary. I have ...
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How to catch up with advanced group?

We live in the USA. My 12 yo daughter was transferred to a private middle school for gifted children and joined Mandarin class, where students already studied for 2 years. She is trying to catch up, ...
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Where can I find recordings of people reading things now that mp3.baidu.com is dead? [closed]

Baidu's MP3 search engine used to be my first stop when studying anything Chinese. Absurdly, even recordings of relatively rare poetry (for instance) were easy to find. These recordings were not ...
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Is there a place to find extremely simple stories?

Is there anywhere (ideally free online) to find a wide range of reading material that is in extremely simple Chinese, the equivalent of perhaps "Fun With Dick and Jane" in English? https://books....
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Place to convert English sentence to interlinear gloss with Chinese sentence

I'm wondering if there is any free online tool that offers the ability to type in a sentence and have it provide a literal "interlinear gloss" of the original English text in the translated Chinese. ...
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bkrs Chinese dictionary?

I’ve seen that some users like to refer to a dictionary called bkrs (or: 大 БКРС) in their comments. I’ve been on the website (https://bkrs.info), but since I don’t know Russian, I don’t understand it. ...

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