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Tone Sandhi: Third Tone

In Chinese by Skritter

Tones are arguably the most difficult aspect of Mandarin for many second-language learners. The 3rd tone (三声 sānshēng), often known as Tone 3, causes a lot of trouble! Let’s understand why this is the case, and make it slightly easier for you!

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Looking for Freelance Japanese Content Writer

In Japanese by Jeremy Arns

Skritter is looking for an amazing Japanese content writer to help expand our sentence database and help students learn new high-frequency vocabulary! Job Summary Seeking a freelance Japanese content writer to create level-appropriate example sentences …

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Earth Day Chinese Vocabulary

In Chinese by Gwilym James

April 22nd is Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. At Skritter, we’re deeply passionate about making this planet as hospitable as possible and encourage you …

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New Japanese Jouyou Kanji Decks!

In Japanese by Jeremy Arns

Jouyou Kanji (常用漢字) are Kanji that are used on a daily basis– there are roughly 2,000 of them. The Japanese Ministry of Education decides what is included in the Jouyou Kanji and the last time …

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Women’s History Month

In Chinese by Gwilym James

March is Women’s History Month, and in this post, we’re celebrating all the awesome women in our lives by getting to know the character 女 (nǚ) and other characters featuring the 女 component. If you …