Author Archive | Brooke Bagley

Learn Chinese Through Shadowing: The Simple but Effective Shortcut to Fluency

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Listening and speaking are two of the hardest skills to cultivate when learning a language.

After a while, memorizing vocabulary, taking grammar notes and writing out sentences becomes easier.

But nothing compares to the frustration that comes when you can’t

Chinese for Beginners: 10 Fun Resources to Brighten Up Your Study Routine

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According to Mill For Business, a company offering business solutions, about 380 new websites are created per minute.

And, as of January 2019, there were 1,518,297,412 websites in the entire world.

As for books, Forbes, the famous business magazine, …

Chinese Numbers: A No-nonsense Guide to Counting from 1 to 1,000 and Beyond!

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If you recently started learning Chinese, odds are learning Chinese numbers is one of your first goals.

Numbers are one of the most basic language milestones that many beginners try to surpass in the early phases of language …

How to Learn Taiwanese Mandarin: Tips, Resources and More!

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You’ve finally arrived!

After diligently studying Mandarin Chinese, watching all the Chinese dramas you can find, learning how to write those complex characters and reading article after article about the best way to master this beautiful language, you’ve finally …

Listen Up! The 5 Chinese Tones and How to Use Them Like a Pro

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According to Business Insider, it takes about 2,200 hours (which is equivalent to 1.69 years or 88 weeks) to achieve a proficient level in speaking and reading Chinese.

Why does it take that long?

Most people get scared out …