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Character Pop

Character Pop – Chinese character decomposition and mnemonics website

A few weeks ago we built CharacterPop – a website for Chinese learners that “explodes” Chinese characters. Enter any Chinese character, Simplified or Traditional, and it’ll be split up into its constituent components and displayed in a tree-like structure that shows you ……

Instructables now available in Chinese

Popular maker site Instructables is now available in Chinese

If you’re maker who’s learning Chinese then the following news should make you happy. Popular DIY/maker site Instructables is now available in Chinese. Instructables is a website where people share instructions on how to make things. There’s absolutely no limit ……

Learn Chinese with Iris Reads Classic Novels in Chinese

Learn Chinese with Iris Reads Classic Novels in Chinese

If you’re a fan of classical literature then this series of Youtube videos by Iris McKay (Learn Chinese with Iris) should be of interest to you. In a new series of videos Iris says that she will be reading Chinese ……

NY Times in Englsh and Chinese Side-by-Side

Read NY Times in Chinese and English Side-by-Side

The Chinese version of the New York Times has already been live for a few months, and now you can view English and Chinese news stories side-by-side. Just click on 「英中对照」 at the top of a story to view both ……

Generate Pinyin in Google Translate – Quick Tip

Generate Pinyin in Google Translate – Quick Tip

If you need a way to convert Chinese characters into Pinyin with tone marks then look no further than Google translate. Just enter Chinese text into the box on the left then click on the Ä (capital A with an ……

Polyglot Link

Find Language Learning Blogs at Polyglot Link

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, the creator of Social Mandarin (otherwise know as Confused Laowai), was working on a language blog discovery service. Well, it’s called Polyglot Link and has just be released. Essentially a directory for language ……

FluentFlix Beta Review

FluentFlix Beta Review – Learn Chinese While Watching Web Videos

If you read blogs for learning Chinese then you’ve no doubt seen the FluentFlix blog. Well, FluentFlix is more than a blog, it’s a full-featured service for learning Chinese through web videos. Put simply, FluentFlix takes popular video content from ……

Pinyin Generator

Pinyin Generator with Tone Marks

I’ve used this website so much in the last few months when writing ChineseHacks posts that it deserves a mention. Pinyin Generator is a simple that does one thing, convert Chinese characters into their Pinyin pronunciation with tone marks. It’s ……

i2bopomofo

Cool Web-Based Zhuyin (BoPoMoFo) Input Method

If you’re learning Zhuyin (BoPoMoFo) and don’t have access to a Taiwanese keyboard or Zhuyin keyboard stickers then this is the tool for you. Using i2BoPoMoFo you can type Zhuyin directly in your browser without having to install a system-wide ……

Hanzi JS - Online Chinese Character Decomposition Tool

Online Chinese Character Decomposition Tool

If you’re involved at all in the online Chinese learning community then you will have no doubt heard of Confused Laowai (also known as Niel de la Rouviere), and if not by name then you’ve certainly used one of his ……

Simplified Radicals List

Simplified Chinese Radicals List – Free Printable Reference

Greetings travellers, We’ve created a new resource for your bag of Chinese study tools – a one-page printable reference of the Simplified Chinese radicals list. We couldn’t find a decent list of simplified radicals organised like this, so we made ……

Chinese Language Knowledge Database

Chinese Language Knowledge Database Launched

The General Association of Chinese Culture (GACC), a department of the Taiwanese government, today launched the Chinese Language Knowledge Database 中華語文知識庫 (中华语文知识库 zhōnghuá yŭwén zhīshì kù) – An online dictionary that details the differences between the Chinese used in mainland ……

HC High Tech Text to Speech (TTS)

A Better Chinese Text to Speech Website from HC High Tech

It was only earlier this month that we we looked at the web based text to speech from HKTV.cc. Though, since HKTV.cc recently removed automatic reading functionality, this latest website is all the more welcome. Suggested by reader Liren Auston, ……

Create Free Chinese Handwriting Paper with HanziGrids

Generate Free Chinese Handwriting Practice Paper with Hanzi Grids

It’s definitely been a week for Chinese learning resources – First we had the Chrome release of the PeraPera Pop-up Chinese dictionary, then the Chinese Grammar Wiki went live, followed by the Pleco Chinese dictionary for Android, and now we ……

Chinese Grammar Wiki

Comprehensive Chinese Grammar Reference from AllSet Learning

Last Sunday, on the eve of the Lunar New Year (see how PC I was there!) AllSetLearning, the language consultancy operated by John Pasden of Sinosplice and ChinesePod fame, released the “Chinese Grammar Wiki” for public consumption. The website is ……