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HSK1-2 Levels Summary I

About HSK: The whole name of HSK is Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (汉语水平考试), known also as the Chinese Language Proficiency Test. This test is developed by the HSK Test Center at Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) for non-Chinese speakers. It can be taken by all age groups and all levels. If your mother tongue is not …

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3 things you need to know before taking online CHINESE classes

——for intermediate and higher levels This article is not going to repeat the advantages of taking online classes, but to share with you some tips that I think are necessary to know before you purchase your first online CHINESE class. 1/There are no good teachers, only appropriate Most people tend to find a teacher with …

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3 things make you clear about Chinese radicals

Definition: Radicals are some components that are often appeared in Chinese Characters, such as ‘亻’ , ’女’ , ‘口’, etc.   Piānpáng or Bùshǒu!?偏旁 or 部首?! You may have already heard these two names. In fact, Chinese radicals can be called either ‘Piānpáng’ (偏旁) or ’Bùshǒu’ (部首). But what’s the difference? Very easy, ‘Piānpáng’ (偏旁) literarily means …

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What is Pinyin?

Pinyin is also known to ‘Hànyǔ Pinyin’ or ‘Mandarin Chinese Pinyin’, it is a way to use Roman letters to represent the pronunciation of the Chinese characters, like English Phonetic Alphabet. Pinyin was adopted in 1955, while Chinese characters have over 5000 years of history.     Why did Chinese people adopt the Pinyin system? …

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6 things you should know before start learning a new language

Learning a new language is like commencing an exciting adventure. At the beginning, you want to know everything about it, learn quickly and actively, then you meet some troubles since the journey starts going into a difficult part, you feel a little tired, begin to slow down your steps, but you still want to continue…After …

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