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The 30 Easiest Chinese Characters You'll Ever See

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What are the easiest words you can pick up as you begin your Chinese learning journey?

We have them right here!

Below are some of the most basic, commonly used characters in Chinese, the ones having the least …

Your New Favorite Guide to Scoring High on the AP Chinese Exam

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Sandals? Check. Beach towel? Check? Sun hat? Check.

AP Chinese practice tests? Got’em too.

Wait—what?

That’s right. On top of tanning and chilling, summer is the perfect time to get a little studying done.

Besides, you can always …

Rock the Clock! How to Tell Time in Mandarin Chinese Like a True Native

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When you want to ask someone out on a date, what’s one of the first things you need to discuss?

The time of your meet-up, of course!

This is one reason why telling time is considered to be a …

Shortcut to Fluency: 8 of the Best Sites for Reading Chinese Short Stories Online

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Stories aren’t just for bedtime.

A good short story can be the perfect complement to a Sunday afternoon or Tuesday work break.

Better yet, you can read them in Chinese for an incredibly interesting learning experience—both linguistic and …

Celebrate China's Valentine's Day: 5 Romantic Chinese Language Lessons You'll Adore

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You know what day is coming up when love is in the air and pink candy is in the supermarket aisles.

Valentine’s Day is a time for counting all that we love, including our love of hacking every opportunity to …

Color In Your Mandarin: The Mega List of 50+ Chinese Colors with Related Idioms and Cultural Notes

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What’s your favorite color?

Do you love pink, gray or gold?

Colors can reflect personal taste, mood, age and culture.

They tell their own stories and suggest nuances in meaning.

Today, we’re going to make you color-literate in

How to Beat the 2016 AP Chinese Practice Test: Follow This Guide with Sample Answers 

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Are you considering taking the AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam?

The Chinese AP Exam is a great way to earn college credit, and it provides a good benchmark of your Chinese language abilities.

The exam tests all areas of