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Zhuyin or Pinyin? Which one should you learn?

What is Zhuyin(注音)? The simplest way to look at it is “They are symbols representing initials and finals” Or its definition: A group of Mandarin phonetic symbols named Zhuyin. It is a transliteration system for Mandarin Chinese, and it is most commonly used in Taiwan. Still not so sure? It looks like this in practice: There are 37 symbols in total in Zhuyin, and … Read More Zhuyin or Pinyin? Which one should you learn?

Transcribing a podcast- Improve your Mandarin listening Effectively

Here I will introduce you to some useful ways to improve your Chinese listening, from light to intense methods. School Material Audios What? It sounds so boring!? Well, it might be, but not quite! Many learners focus TOO MUCH on finding “good”, “interesting” resources for listening practice, while they neglect fundamental practices. When you are learning from Chinese classes or a tutor, no matter … Read More Transcribing a podcast- Improve your Mandarin listening Effectively

Taiwanese Mandarin Text-To-Speech

Are you tired of TTS with Google translation sound? Here I am going to introduce you two websites that not only offer TTS, but they offer Chinese with Taiwanese accent, too! PiliApp – TTSThis website uses a very simple design, clear and easy, you only need to put your text into the box and choose “Microsoft Hanhan Desktop-Chinese (Taiwan)”, then click the play button, … Read More Taiwanese Mandarin Text-To-Speech

How to create Chinese pronunciation generated flash cards

  If you are here to look for information about how to create Chinese pronunciation generated flash cards, that means you’re probably either a proactive Chinese learner or a dedicated Chinese teacher who wants to create online flash cards for students. Let’s celebrate your hard work on learning Chinese and get started on making flash cards! First of all, you have to create an account … Read More How to create Chinese pronunciation generated flash cards

What are the differences between “快樂” and “高興”?

Traditional: 快樂, 高興 Simplified: 快乐, 高兴 First of all, let’s look at their definition in the dictionary: 1. 快樂 kuàilè .Collins Mandarin Chinese Dictionary: happy .cdict.net: happy, merry2. 高興 gāoxìng .Collins Mandarin Chinese Dictionary: happy; enjoy .cdict.net: happy, glad, willing (to do sth), in a cheerful mood And Google translation: 快樂: happy, joyful, cheerful高興: happy, glad, joy, be willing to, glee, in a cheerful … Read More What are the differences between “快樂” and “高興”?