Mandarin Weekly #31: Resources for students of Mandarin Chinese

Issue #31 of Mandarin Weekly, with links and resources for people learning Mandarin Chinese, is available at

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This week’s topics:

  • Talking about money in Chinese
  • Honestly…
  • Peppa Pig Practices PuTongHua
  • Rolling your eyes
  • The three types of “de”
  • Workaholic!
  • Internet resources in China
  • Using 些 (xiē)
  • That used to be
  • Indicating where something happened
  • Can you become fluent in Chinese as an adult?
  • When do you start to hear tones?
  • Enjoy your meal!
  • Who was first?
  • When do you (not) need “to be”?
  • Acquiring a taste
  • How do non-Asians learn Chinese characters?
  • English, using Chinese grammar

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