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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 500 Chinese Characters (and How to Write Them)

I created this because a) I’m sick of memorising Chinese characters the old-fashioned way; and b) I’m obsessed with collecting Chinese radicals and components. If you’re looking for a systematic way to learn how to memorise all of the common Chinese characters, you’re in the right place. Nothing like this collection exists anywhere else – […]