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32 votes
13 answers
15k views

What is a good technique for remembering tones?

26 votes
12 answers
14k views

Why is stroke order important when writing Chinese characters?

24 votes
5 answers
48k views

What is the exact meaning of 吃豆腐, and where does the expression come from?

22 votes
10 answers
31k views

Tips for pronouncing X vs SH in Mandarin?

18 votes
5 answers
13k views

Is there a rule of thumb for distinguishing male and female names in Chinese?

16 votes
3 answers
1k views

What is the meaning of 当仁不让?

15 votes
4 answers
7k views

Useful resources for learning Taiwanese?

15 votes
5 answers
14k views

Which website/service can give good example sentences in Chinese? [duplicate]

14 votes
3 answers
5k views

How are new words added to the Chinese language?

14 votes
3 answers
6k views

了解 vs 明白 vs 知道 - what is the difference, and when should I use each one?

13 votes
4 answers
2k views

Why are 成语 (idioms) four characters long? Are there 成语 with more or less than four characters?

13 votes
3 answers
1k views

How to say "fail" in Mandarin? (as in "epic fail" in internet memes)

12 votes
5 answers
2k views

Why does 有机 as in 有机食品 mean organic?

8 votes
5 answers
1k views

What is the most common way to say 'indecisive' in Mandarin?

7 votes
2 answers
4k views

What is the English equivalent of 拜托, and what is it's proper usage in Chinese?

7 votes
2 answers
2k views

What is the proper usage of 而已 in Chinese?

6 votes
2 answers
350 views

Methods/resources for improving formal/business Chinese?

6 votes
2 answers
598 views

How can I improve the speed of my spoken Chinese?

6 votes
1 answer
320 views

What does 触控 mean in 使用者将可轻松地以触控的方式浏览教科书内容?

6 votes
3 answers
1k views

What is the meaning and proper usage of 凭什么?

6 votes
3 answers
1k views

Is there a traditional Chinese New Year greeting?

5 votes
5 answers
28k views

What is the correct way to write 'niu bi', and how did it get its meaning in Chinese?

5 votes
2 answers
3k views

一起 vs 一块 - what's the difference?

5 votes
8 answers
736 views

Useful sites/services/resources/tools for learning Chinese [closed]

5 votes
1 answer
764 views

Selecting resources to improve reading for upper-intermediate level? [closed]

3 votes
4 answers
192 views

What good resources are available to assist first-time travellers to learn basic Chinese? [closed]

3 votes
3 answers
3k views

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

3 votes
1 answer
2k views

Is there a Chinese equivalent song of 'auld lang syne'?

2 votes
2 answers
2k views

What is the exact meaning and etymology of 拜年?

1 vote
2 answers
116 views

How to say grandparents (as in the collective group) rather than the specific individual?