Author Archive | Daniel Lal

The Half-hour Guide to Learning Basic Mandarin Writing

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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 …

The Mandarin Learner’s Guide to (All 214!) Chinese Radicals

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“The characters are so complicated!”

“There are soooo many characters!”

“There’s no alphabet!”

These are three of the most common reasons people don’t want …

Learning Chinese Grammar? Own It with These YouTube Videos!

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Navigating the seas of Chinese grammar isn’t easy.

That can often mean “not fun.”

It’s enough to drive you to an existential crisis.

Unfortunately, …