Mandarin Weekly #32: Resources for students of Mandarin Chinese

Issue #32 of Mandarin Weekly, with links and resources for people learning Mandarin Chinese, is available at

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This week’s topics:

  • Chinese Valentine’s Day
  • What is “advanced learning” in Chinese?
  • Tones in Chinese
  • Why does Chinese use so much 很 (hěn)?
  • Parts of speech
  • Stress!
  • Clothes! Birds! 3D shapes!
  • Chinese online slang
  • Chinese Internet companies
  • “One thing” vs. “a thing”
  • What religion are you?
  • When 淘 (táo) means 买 (mǎi):
  • Pronouncing and using 粘
  • Looking up unknown characters

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