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The new HSK 3.0: What you need to know

In Chinese by Olle Linge

Big changes are coming to the HSK, the most widely used proficiency test for Mandarin Chinese for non-native speakers. The new standard takes effect on July 1st, 2021, and in this post we take a deep dive into what changes are coming, what they mean for you as a student. We also present vocabulary lists for HSK 1-9, including lists specifically for handwriting.

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Board Game words and phrases in Chinese

In Chinese by Gwilym James

In this video post, we’ll teach you some common words and phrases to help you get playing board games in Chinese with your friends. Playing board games is excellent for Chinese learning for the following …

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The Chairman’s Bao Integration is Live

In Chinese by Sarah Heath

Learn how to sync your Skritter and TCB accounts. The Chairman’s Bao Integration is Live: We are thrilled to announce our new integration with TCB, a comprehensive news-based graded reader that provides authentic news content …

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Lantern Festival Riddles

In Chinese by Gwilym James

Lantern Festival (Yuánxiāo jié (元宵节) ) is the first significant holiday after the Lunar New Year break. It coincides with the first full moon of the month, and is synonymous with beautiful and intricate lanterns, eating …

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Chinese Radicals: The Beginner’s Guide

In Uncategorized by Skritter

It’s common for beginners and sometimes even more advanced students to lack an understanding of how Chinese characters are structured. This includes misconceptions about components and radicals. In this article, I’m going to address some …

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Mandarin Chinese Polyphones

In Chinese by Sarah Heath

This is a guest post from That’s Mandarin. Find out more at the end of this article. Having trouble distinguishing between when to use a certain pronunciation for the same character? Ever not understood a sentence …