Apps for learning Chinese
Pleco dictionary is the best dictionary out there and displays words in simplified and traditional.
Du Chinese – reading practice through full sentences, context-rich stories and audio. Get 10% off a subscription using code LINDIE10!
Clozemaster – Practice vocabulary with fun gamified sentences and audio. Comes with Pinyin if you need it. One of my favorite apps – has lots of other languages too!
HSKOnline – specifically for HSK prep but is full of content!
SuperChinese – learn Chinese with visual stories and spaced repetition
Skritter: to learn Chinese characters – sign up here on the desktop website for 10% off any subscription. Discount code already applied!
Useful Chinese videos on my channel
Berlitz Basic Mandarin Chinese on Amazon – I used this when I just started and it was good to have an audio CD to go along so I could get used to pronunciation.
A Practical Chinese Grammar An oldie but a goldie! I refer to this book a lot.
10% off Du Chinese app subscriptions
Du Chinese is one of the coolest apps out there for learning Chinese naturally through reading and audio. I use it especially for the context-rich stories and sentence translations.
Useful blog posts to get started
Fun China World: game-based platform for learning Chinese language and culture. You’re immersed in a virtual China where you can do quests, interact with characters and explore culture.
Wordbrewery sentences with vocabulary from news (many languages)
100 most frequent characters
Reddit Chinese forum
Taiwanese Mandarin vs Mainaland Chinese video
Chinese content on YouTube
YoYoChinese (one of my favorite Chinese-teaching channels)
Learn Chinese with Litao
HSK Exam Prep
Chinese Zero to Hero
Mr Yang (he teaches English to Chinese speakers but is super funny)
Mamahuhu (really funny channel)
Namewee (Malaysian Chinese entertainer)
XiaoYu (Taiwanese vlogger)
My Chinese playlist on Spotify
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Skritter is an awesome way to learn Traditional and Simplified Hanzi (Chinese characters) as well as Japanese Kanji.
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