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The 3 Body Problem

In Uncategorized by Skritter

The “3 Body Problem” is a highly anticipated Netflix series based on Liu Cixin’s award-winning sci-fi novel. It explores humanity’s first contact with an alien civilization from the planet Trisolaris. Watch as Fiona and Iona discuss the show, and introduce some Chinese terms to learn. Learn even more by downloading the Skritter app and studying the deck.

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Skritter CEO’s Top Tips for Mastering Chinese on Youtube

In Chinese by Skritter

In this video, Skritter CEO Jake, shows us a real-time study session of how he uses YouTube to study Mandarin. In this video specifically, he makes use of the Chrome extension “Language Reactor” and watches along to a recent Skritter video, teaching slang, entirely in Mandarin Chinese.

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Toilet Terms In Chinese

In Chinese by Skritter

In this video lesson and Skritter deck, Skritter sisters Iona and Fiona Tian teach you some basic toilet terms in Mandarin Chinese, as well as host a toilet-themed quiz that enlightens you on the origins of the word for toilet in Chinese. You’ll learn how to say “you need the toilet”, as well as different ways to say a “Number 1” and “Number 2”.

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Children’s Games in Chinese

In Chinese by Skritter

In Taiwan, Children’s Day is celebrated on the 4th of April, so in celebration of this National holiday, we’ve put together a Skritter study deck featuring some popular games that kids play. We also made …

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Chinese Slang 2024 Edition

In Chinese by Skritter

Wanna keep up to date with what the cool kids are saying? Learn these 10 slang words in Chinese to stay ahead of the curve. Jake’s Top Tips for Mastering Chinese on Youtube Watch how …

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5 Common Adverbs in Mandarin Chinese for Beginners

In Chinese by Skritter

Learn 5 super common single-syllable adverbs in Mandarin Chinese.

Adverbs in Mandarin Chinese are words that describe how, when, or to what extent an action is done, similar to their use in English. They are usually placed before the verb in a sentence. Watch the video for examples and a better understanding of how to use these adverbs in Mandarin.

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Iona’s Chinese Book Recommendations from 2023

In Chinese by Skritter

Check Out Iona’s Chinese Book Recommendations from 2023.

Hi everyone, It’s Iona, the designer at Skritter. Working at a company where everyone is not just passionate about learning languages, but learning in general inspired me to set an ambitious New Year’s resolution in 2023. I decided that this would be the year I would tackle my large backlog of books. I’m happy to report that I’m only a few books away from my goal of reading one book a week!

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little BIG Differences with Chinese Characters

In Chinese by Gwilym James

In this Skritter deck, we’ll explore characters that look very similar but differ by just an extra stroke or two, which changes the meaning entirely. There are 8 sections, each categorized by the calligraphy stroke type. Within each section, you will see 2-3 characters in a row that differ in subtle ways.