Author Archive | Em Casalena

10 Chinese Flashcard Apps That Provide a Workout for Your Brain


Do you work out?

Maybe you go to the gym with the aim to get swole (or at least stay fit).

Or maybe you …

Learn with Flicks: 6 Chinese Dubbed Movies for Studying Mandarin Chinese in 2020


Who doesn’t love a good movie binge-watching session?

With streaming networks, it’s easier than ever to consume media from all over the world.

It’s …

Let’s Play! 9 Chinese Learning Games for All Levels of Learners


Remember when you were a kid and playing a game in class was the best part of your day at school?

Looking back as …

Bored with Grammar? Online Chinese Grammar Exercises Will Spice Things up

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Writers know all about grammar.

We use it daily in our work, and we’re well aware of how much of a pain in …

Write by Hand: 5 Chinese Handwriting Input Programs That Are Total Game Changers


If you haven’t heard of Chinese handwriting input software, we’re about to blow your mind.

It’s easy to copy and paste 拼音 (pīn

What Does That Say? 5 Pinyin Translators to Demystify Reading and Writing Mandarin

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Are you at the point of your Chinese-learning journey where you’re learning 拼音 (pīn yīn) — Chinese romanization?

This is when …

Learning Mandarin Vocab? Check out These 5 Chinese Vocabulary Builders

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Vocabulary is the foundation of any language.

After all, you’re reading this right now, aren’t you?

Congratulations! You’re using your English vocabulary knowledge at …