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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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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.

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Music Festival Terms in Chinese

In Chinese by Skritter

In this post, we will be teaching you some Mandarin terms related to music festivals. Music festivals are not only a celebration of music, but a great place to hang out with existing friends, and make new ones over a shared love of music. Whether you are a dedicated festival-goer or simply interested in the Chinese music scene, learning some relevant Chinese vocabulary will enable you to fully immerse yourself in the festival atmosphere and engage with music enthusiasts in Chinese speaking regions.

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Dragon Boat Festival

In Chinese by Skritter

Happy Dragon Boat Festival. 端午节/ 端午節 Duānwǔ jié, is a traditional Chinese holiday that is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. ⁠Check out the video above, the blog post below, and …