Category Archives: Chinese Resources

Top 258 Most Commonly Confused Chinese Characters

The following is a list of characters that are most likely to confuse Chinese learners of different levels. I recommend you have a go at the dictation practices first to see how many you can write from memory.   Top 258 Most Commonly Confused Chinese Characters Dictation Practice Beginner Top 258 Most Commonly Confused Chinese […]

400 Unique Sounds in Mandarin Chinese

How to use this resource 1. Find a native speaker of Chinese, preferably one who speaks standard Mandarin, and of the same gender. 2. Ask the speaker to pronounce each of these characters one by one. 3. Shadow the speaker with your own attempts at pronunciation, trying to sound as similar to them as possible. […]

Top 20 Most Common Pronunciation Errors by Chinese Learners

Top 20 Most Common Pronunciation Errors by Chinese Learners 日 rì & 热 rè 脏 zāng & 张 zhāng 撤 chè & 策 cè 努 nǔ & 女 nǚ 七 qī & 吃 chī 饿 è & 二 èr 谈 tán & 糖 táng 金 jīn & 京 jīng 摸 mō & 哞 mōu 乱 […]

800 Most Common Chinese Character Components

I have just finished creating a new resource entitled 800 Most Common Chinese Character Components. This time I have created both Traditional and Simplified Chinese versions. I have also converted the hanzi from both resources into pinyin which students can then use for silent dictation practice. This has been a huge project that has taken […]

500 Most Common Chinese Character Components (Traditional Chinese Version)

If you’re wondering why I haven’t updated in months… this is why. This is the biggest project I have ever completed for this blog. I’ve long neglected my Chinese writing skills, in particular character recall, or lack thereof (aka 提筆忘字). I created this resource for myself – as a way to practise writing all the […]