Think You'll Never Be Able to Memorize Chinese Characters? Think Again!

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Did you know that there are over 50,000 characters in Chinese? How crazy is that?

Out of that 50,000, how many characters are language students expected to learn?

Most Chinese dictionaries only list about 20,000 characters, and just like …

Put Your Skills to the Test! 6 AP Chinese Practice Tests Online


Most high school students don’t jet off to Vegas to play the slots.

They’re usually not hanging out at the racetrack betting on the ponies.

But that doesn’t mean high school students don’t gamble.

Case in point: the AP Chinese

You'll Dream in Chinese with These 7 Mandarin Music Apps


Music is in the air.

And it’s here to teach you Chinese!

We may not generally think of listening to music as a tangible and effective way to learn a new language.

But while supplementing music-listening with a course or

Take the Trip of a Lifetime and Learn Mandarin in Hong Kong

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It’s a busting epicenter that’s home to over seven million people.

It has one of the highest per capita incomes and some of the highest life expectancies in the world.

It even has more skyscrapers than any other city in …

The Hardest Chinese Words to Pronounce and How to Master Them


Yin and yang, P.F. Chang’s… Chinese words can’t be all that difficult to pronounce, right?

The truth? Chinese is one of the hardest languages for English speakers to learn.

There are tons of vocab words that are difficult to …

Put Your Language Knowledge to the Test: 6 Free Online Chinese Vocabulary Tests


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In school, those words probably struck fear in your heart.

After all, even if you really know your stuff, there’s always a chance you’ll completely blank, bubble in the form incorrectly or end up sobbing …

The Half-hour Guide to Learning Basic Mandarin Writing


Real-world Mandarin writing is a beautiful mess.

Like with any written language, there are various styles.

There are tons of fonts.

There’s unfathomably bad handwriting.

It’s a lot to deal with.

But learning the basics will set you up to …