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A podcast about how to learn Mandarin. In-depth discussions about how to overcome challenges, solve problems and get the most out of your learning. For more information and inspiration, visit https://www.hackingchinese.com!

Hacking Chinese Podcast Olle Linge

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A podcast about how to learn Mandarin. In-depth discussions about how to overcome challenges, solve problems and get the most out of your learning. For more information and inspiration, visit https://www.hackingchinese.com!

    59 - Can you use your phone's speech recognition to practise Chinese pronunciation?

    59 - Can you use your phone's speech recognition to practise Chinese pronunciation?

    Speech recognition has improved immensely in recent years and talking to one's phone has become more common. Some apps also rely on this technology to check your pronunciation, but how good is speech recognition as a learning tool?

    Link to article: Using speech recognition to improve Chinese pronunciation, part 1
    https://www.hackingchinese.com/using-speech-recognition-to-improve-chinese-pronunciation-part-1/

    Tags: #learnchinese #speaking #pronunciation #speechrecognition #ios #android

    Link to pronunciation course: Hacking Chinese Pronunciation: Speaking with Confidence https://pronunciation.hackingchinese.com

    Listen to this and other episodes on your favourite podcasting platform, including Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Google Podcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Spotify and YouTube: https://www.hackingchinese.com/podcast

    More information and inspiration about learning and teaching Chinese can be found over at https://www.hackingchinese.com

    Music: "Traxis 1 ~ F. Benjamin" by Traxis, 2020 - Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0)

    • 23 min
    58 - A smart method to discover problems with Mandarin sounds and tones

    58 - A smart method to discover problems with Mandarin sounds and tones

    It's often hard to assess one's own pronunciation when learning Mandarin. People around you might understand what you are saying, but that doesn't necessarily mean your tones are good. Simply asking people if your pronunciation is good won't work either, because they will often tell you that your pronunciation is good even if it's not. So how can you find out how good your pronunciation really is?

    Link to article: A smart method to discover problems with Mandarin sounds and tones
    https://www.hackingchinese.com/a-smart-method-to-discover-problems-with-tones/

    Tags: #learnchinese #listening #speaking #tones #minimalpairs

    Link to pronunciation course: Hacking Chinese Pronunciation: Speaking with Confidence
    https://pronunciation.hackingchinese.com

    Listen to this and other episodes on your favourite podcasting platform, including Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Google Podcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Spotify and YouTube: https://www.hackingchinese.com/podcast

    More information and inspiration about learning and teaching Chinese can be found over at https://www.hackingchinese.com

    Music: "Traxis 1 ~ F. Benjamin" by Traxis, 2020 - Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0)

    • 21 min
    57 - 7 ideas for smooth and effortless Chinese listening practice

    57 - 7 ideas for smooth and effortless Chinese listening practice

    Understanding spoken Chinese can be hard, but the solution is simple: listen more. That is not always easy to do, though, because it's hard to both find the time to listen and to actually get started. Here are seven ideas for smooth and effortless Chinese listening practice.

    Link to article: 7 ideas for smooth and effortless Chinese listening practice
    https://www.hackingchinese.com/make-sure-that-listening-is-not-a-practical-problem/

    Tags: #learnchinese #listening #practicaltips #immersion

    Listen to this and other episodes on your favourite podcasting platform, including Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Google Podcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Spotify and YouTube: https://www.hackingchinese.com/podcast

    More information and inspiration about learning and teaching Chinese can be found over at https://www.hackingchinese.com

    Music: "Traxis 1 ~ F. Benjamin" by Traxis, 2020 - Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0)

    • 9 min
    56 - Getting the most out of your learning with Hacking Chinese

    56 - Getting the most out of your learning with Hacking Chinese

    Hacking Chinese can seen as a very long response to the question of what I would have done differently if I could go back in time and learn Chinese again from scratch. However, most people don't want to read 800,000 words to get the full picture, which is why I have distilled all that into a few courses.

    Getting the most out of your learning with Hacking Chinese
    https://www.hackingchinese.com/back-to-school-hacking-chinese-course-discount/

    Tags: #learnchinese #courses #unlockingchinese #pronunciation #strategy

    Link to Unlocking Chinese (for beginners): https://www.hackingchinese.com/courses/unlocking-chinese-ultimate-guide-beginner/

    Link to Practical Guide (for all learners): https://www.hackingchinese.com/courses/practical-guide-to-learning-mandarin/

    Link to pronunciation course (for all learners): https://www.hackingchinese.com/courses/mandarin-chinese-pronunciation-course/

    Listen to this and other episodes on your favourite podcasting platform, including Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Google Podcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Spotify and YouTube: https://www.hackingchinese.com/podcast

    More information and inspiration about learning and teaching Chinese can be found over at https://www.hackingchinese.com

    Music: "Traxis 1 ~ F. Benjamin" by Traxis, 2020 - Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0)

    • 16 min
    55 - Basic characters, components and radicals: The building blocks of Chinese, part 2

    55 - Basic characters, components and radicals: The building blocks of Chinese, part 2

    Most Chinese characters are compounds consisting of two or more components, but some components are in themselves compounds that can be further broken down. But how do you know where to stop? And how do you learn and remember the most basic building blocks?

    Basic characters, components and radicals: The building blocks of Chinese, part 2
    https://www.hackingchinese.com/the-building-blocks-of-chinese-part-2-basic-characters-components-and-radicals/

    Tags: #learnchinese #characters #vocabulary #buildingblocks #components #radicals

    Link to The Outlier Linguistics Dictionary of Chinese Characters (use code "hacking25" for 25% off):
    https://www.outlier-linguistics.com/collections/chinese/products/outlier-dictionary-of-chinese-characters?rfsn=4170716.4415dd
    ...and my review:
    https://www.hackingchinese.com/review-the-outlier-linguistics-dictionary-of-chinese-characters-with-discount-code/

    Link to Skritter (will give you 10% off):
    https://www.hackingchinese.com/skritter-discount
    ...and my review:
    https://www.hackingchinese.com/skritter-chinese-review-boosting-your-character-learning/

    Listen to this and other episodes on your favourite podcasting platform, including Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Google Podcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Spotify and YouTube: https://www.hackingchinese.com/podcast

    More information and inspiration about learning and teaching Chinese can be found over at https://www.hackingchinese.com

    Music: "Traxis 1 ~ F. Benjamin" by Traxis, 2020 - Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0)

    • 22 min
    54 - Chinese characters and words in a nutshell: The building blocks of Chinese, part 1

    54 - Chinese characters and words in a nutshell: The building blocks of Chinese, part 1

    Learning to read and write Chinese is a daunting task, but the challenge becomes more manageable if you focus on learning the building blocks, learning how components form characters and how characters form words.

    The building blocks of Chinese, part 1: Chinese characters  and words in a nutshell
    https://www.hackingchinese.com/the-building-blocks-of-chinese-part-1-chinese-characters-and-words-in-a-nutshell

    Tags: #learnchinese #characters #vocabulary #buildingblocks #writing #reading

    Listen to this and other episodes on your favourite podcasting platform, including Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Google Podcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Spotify and YouTube: https://www.hackingchinese.com/podcast

    More information and inspiration about learning and teaching Chinese can be found over at https://www.hackingchinese.com

    Music: "Traxis 1 ~ F. Benjamin" by Traxis, 2020 - Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0)

    • 17 min

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