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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 …

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The Skritter Character Course

In Chinese by Olle Linge

Most flashcard apps are good at helping you review, using algorithms to help you optimize your efforts to remember what you have already learned. Few flashcard apps do well when it comes to learning new …

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New Year’s Resolutions in Chinese

In Chinese by Gwilym James

2020 has been a tough one, but as the year draws to an end, it’s a good time to reassess your goals and resolutions for the upcoming new year. In this #SkritterChineseTips mini-lesson, we teach some useful terms for discussing how you can level up in 2021 and beyond…

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3 Common usages of 了

In Chinese by Gwilym James

了 le is one of the most important grammatical markers in Chinese, if not the most important one. Let’s learn the 3 most common uses of 了.