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Curated list of resources that I use daily to learn Chinese.
Last edited 199 days ago by Xavier Martínez

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Vocabulary

I study HSK lists but sometimes I also add random words and sentences that feel more common and fluent in Chinese.

App created to allow a customized experience for chinese learning. It has custom library of words and sentences.
I can customize vocabulary and grammar to learn and track progress.
Vocabulary is learnt with flashcards, grammar by doing translation on English sentences.
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So far the best method for just learning HSK vocabulary. It uses spaced repetition memory system.

I review HSK4 words; all are currently learned on young or mature state.
I study HSK5 words.
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Dictionary, my #1 source to gather similar words to study or look for the meaning of words.



Grammar




Reading

I only read books that I can understand at 80-90%, without support of a dictionary.

Graded readers



Listening


I use this tool to practice listening with TV shows.
I can mark vocabulary that I’m currently learning, and detect it in any TV show.
I can track % of known words in each TV show to identify in advance if watching that episode is suitable for me. I normally don’t watch it if % of unknown words is > 50% (Study words + Known words needs to be higher than 50%).
I can practice directly sentences with words I’m studying with Phrasebump.

Best format I found so far for listening, specifically for levels HSK1 - HSK3. Videos on YouTube are even better because the teacher uses gestures also.

Started after HSK4. Now I can understand a lot of shows without much problem. Wouldn’t recommend it for anything lower than HSK4 or even HSK5 sometimes.


Speaking

TBD



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