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How to find out if Chinese is the right language to learn?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Of those people that visit this site, most already made a decision to learn Chinese. Others still haven't decided. If you haven’t decided yet and want to find out then keep reading. With this post I want to give you some guidance to help you make an informed decision. I ...

Time Required to Learn a Language according to FSI

Friday, October 7th, 2011

The FSI (Foreign Service Institute) is a US government organization to educate government employees, especially diplomats and politicians, in foreign languages and cultures. As part of their work, they set up a list of languages and their estimated times until fluency. I think the times listed are to short, but ...

To handwrite or not to handwrite

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

It seems like it takes forever to learn to handwrite Chinese characters. Currently I'm in Europe, so handwriting and reading is my focus. However I'm asking myself, is it worth it? For the HSK test The HSK test requires knowledge in handwriting Chinese characters. This is especially true for the higher levels ...

Learn Chinese with Peggy

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Bored with your Chinese textbook? I can feel with you. Reading text means struggle. It's better to just sit there an listen. If you feel the same, I want to recommend you a youtube channel with lot's of lessens for beginners and lower intermdiate Chinese learners. Check out Peggy Teaches ...

Spend more time on learning Chinese

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

When I started out with learning Chinese in October 2006, I just joined an evening class. I attended the class every week, but I didn't do anything else at all. So that's one hour of learning per week. In retrospective one hour of Chinese per week is equal to no ...

I can speak Chinese, at least a bit better than before

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Looking at my Chinese learning progress, I made some massive improvements. I spent a lot of time learning during the last few weeks and it seems to pay of. After graduating my head became so much clearer. I picked up my Chinese book and I'm now learning every day for ...

Chinese Computer Words

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Having trouble getting those Information Technology and Computer words together in Chinese? Multicast? Cascading Style Sheets? Roaming? Here is a nice link with pretty much everything you will ever need. Personally I feel there is no point in learning them all, but some more common ones could be useful someday. ...

Jukuu provides example translations

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Translation to and from Chinese can be tricky at times. Sometimes you know the translation of a word, but you don't know how it can be placed inside a sentence. Or you have some sentence, you know the words, yet you cannot translate it in one piece. This is the ...