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How to catch up with advanced group?

try "http://www.wannalearn.com/" search "chinese" "http://www.openculture.com/freelanguagelessons" scroll down to "chinese" section "https://resources.allsetlearning.com/chinese/grammar/Main_Page"
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Which Mandarin learning textbooks have the largest amount of practical exercises?

You can find some bookstores near the Elementary Schools (小學). If you see some signs like 國小參考書, go to find 參考書 (references) or 評量題 (examinations) for the first or second grade (一、二年級). 參考書 include ...
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Other than ChinaSMACK, do any other glossaries of acronyms used in Chinese, like PK, ZF, GCD, TMD, JC, etc exist?

As someone involved in chinaSMACK, I wouldn't say the glossary is "outdated" since the terms on there were notable enough in our translations of trending Chinese internet content that we decided they ...
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Are there any dictionaries that show the relative frequency of 多音字?

As far as I know, there is one dictionary for this: 《现代汉语频率词典》,1986,北京语言学院出版社. However, this dictionary is a little old and difficult to find. What's more, some of the readings are outdated, because 《...
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Web Developer Vocabulary

access level - 存取權限 (访问级别) algorithm - 演算法 (算法) array - 陣列(数组) array index - 陣列索引 (数组索引) async - (异步) binary tree - (二叉树) build - (构建) catch (like try/catch) - (捕获) char - 字元 (字符) class - 類別 (类) class ...
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Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese

Social Media Discord 30 Days of Chinese is for sharing your Chinese studies. Reddit r/ChineseLanguage Facebook Business Chinese Learning CCTV中文 Chinese news. Chinese Class 101 CRI Learn Chinese ...
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Is there one complete list showing Traditional characters in Simplified?

There's one here with 2580 characters.
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Where to look for history and etymology of Chinese characters? For example 工

The Outlier Dictionary of Chinese Characters, when it's finally ready, will be a user-friendly reference about the etymology of Chinese characters, together with mnemonics that can help learning them. ...
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List of Chinese characters not used in Mandarin/putonghua

The only online dictionary database I can find is 《新华字典》. It is a Microsoft Access database containing 20823 characters. You can run a query on the database and search for "方言" in the "xiangjie"(详解) ...
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Pinyin tones pronunciation cheat sheet

Here are my two favorite browser-based pinyin cheat-sheets: https://chinese.yabla.com/chinese-pinyin-chart.php http://www.quickmandarin.com/chinesepinyintable/pinyintable_vertical.php Whereas the ...
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Characters for Taiwanese

I'm not sure how well it's implemented but you can check this out: 台湾闽南语推荐用字 台湾闽南语推荐用字 台湾闽南语推荐用字为台湾闽南语书写系统的汉字建议用字表,实施单位为中华民国教育部。 简介 台湾闽南语推荐用字于2009年9月中发布完700个字,并发布于教育部国语推行委员会(国语会)...
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Chinese TV shows with northern Chinese accents

Update history: OCT27 2015: Write down the 1,2,3 parts OCT28 2015: add the 4th part OCT28 2015: add explanation to @tofu_bacon NOV01 2015: Note which is TV. explanation to @tofu_bacon Shalom, my ...
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Where to look for history and etymology of Chinese characters? For example 工

http://www.chineseetymology.org/CharacterEtymology.aspx?characterInput=%E8%BB%8A&submitButton1=Etymology This website gives origins for many characters, as well as pictures of some earlier forms (...
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Where to look for history and etymology of Chinese characters? For example 工

May I suggest 漢語多功能字庫, maintained by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, which has a Chinese/English interface, shows character in various scripts, components and pronunciations; and explains ...
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Where to look for history and etymology of Chinese characters? For example 工

This online dictionary seems the right tool for you http://www.zdic.net/ It looks up the character's definition in several modern and ancient dictionaries, you can also see how the pronunciation and ...
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Web Developer Vocabulary

"constructor": "构造函数" "framework": "框架" "dependency injection": "依赖注入" "content management system": "内容管理系统" Instead of looking for a word table, you can refer to textbooks that cover programming ...
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How to find earliest usage of a term?

This question could be split into two types of terms: new expressions & old expressions. I would rather split it into the following: Textual usage in the classics & history, and later Pre-...
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Is there a comprehensive list of separable verbs (离合动词) anywhere?

I agree with the earlier answer, but I had the same question! So if it can help, I found an interesting information at Chinese Grammar Wiki's list of separable verbs and especially at “Separable ...
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Is there a Chinese WordNet?

For the Simplified Chinese script, there is Chinese Open Wordnet which you can search online. This is part of Open Multilingual Wordnet, which also links to a smaller project called Chinese WordNet ...
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Is There A Chinese Version of Urban Slang Dictionary?

there is a Chinese version of UD: zh.urbandictionary.com && China Smack's glossary: www.chinasmack.com/glossary China Digital Times also has a list, I'll update with that later. CDT: ...
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Resources: Chinese Minority Languages

Check out Ethnologue - http://www.ethnologue.com/country/CN/languages . For specific information on each Chinese minority language click on "More information" i.e. for Narua (6b (Threatened). ...
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How can I convert Chinese characters sketched with my mouse, into computerised characters?

There are many online OCR input websites. For example: http://www.yibizi.com/html5/ (neat and fast, without ads, but seems only working inside China) I strongly suggest you install a client software ...
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Chinese characters picture dictionary / mnemonics?

Chineasy (Not a complete dictionary, per-se, though) Dezeen did a pretty interesting review of it here: Chineasy illustrated characters designed to make learning Chinese easy This system of ...
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Is there a place to find extremely simple stories?

Possibilities here I sometimes read essays written by Chinese children: RuiWang's 作文. They have all levels for free, starting from 一年级 (grade 1). You can find many English novels translated into ...
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Is there an Android app that pressing on words translates them?

I found the Pleco app manages to do this task using the (free) option Screen Reader: For example, browsing online in a website: If we press on the button , the app recognizes the characters and ...
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Any Chinese-English economics and business related vocab list online?

I think these are the somewhat basic terms and you probably will hear them quite often. Listed in http://www.hxen.com/word/changyong/2009-01-04/65060.html 经济学词汇 A accounting:会计 accounting cost :...
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Resources for learning Cantonese

Some resources for learning Cantonese, Good starter sites: cantonese.ca - This has a good collections of beginner words in useful categories. cantonesehq.com - This site has some tips and tricks ...
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Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese

Lists of Resources Awesome Chinese NLP lists Chinese natural language processing resources. Chinese Discord Resource for the 看剧学汉语 Discord: TV shows sources; listening; reading; TV show ...
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How can I convert Chinese characters sketched with my mouse, into computerised characters?

http://jingyan.baidu.com/article/a17d5285399a948099c8f243.html If your OS is Windows 7, you can use "Tablet PC Input Board".
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How can I convert Chinese characters sketched with my mouse, into computerised characters?

You can simply use Google translate input method. They have a handwriting recognition pad. Let's see a screenshot: See how it works in action. (dial down the volume first) Bonus (so you want to ...
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