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Announcing the Ninchallenge Tournament!

Here at Ninchanese, we’re happy to announce our very first Ninchallenge Tournament! This is a tournament specially made for Chinese learners and dedicated to Chinese learners. You’ll be playing fun and friendly battles with your friends and other Chinese learners from across the world. Do you have what it takes to the NinChampion?

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NinchaneseAnnouncing the Ninchallenge Tournament!
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Beta update: better voice recognition in Chinese

Your Nincha Team has been working hard these past few days – weeks – on a beta update for Ninchanese that a lot of you Nincha learners had been asking for: improving our dialogue stages! And now, as you Nincha Learners requested this the most: we’ve dedicated this update to improving the way our voice recognition works and making the dialogue stages easier to use so we could really help you all learn to speak Chinese!

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NinchaneseBeta update: better voice recognition in Chinese
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Top 10 Chinese catchphrases you have to know

At Ninchanese, we aim to teach you both at the same time, so today, we’re showing you some really funny and popular Chinese catchphrases. They’re really handy if you want to chat online or talk to your Chinese-speaking friends. And they are great to learn, because they always reflect current issues and help you understand Chinese culture better . Besides, it’s not as easy for us, foreign learners to know these things if we aren’t living in China.

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NinchaneseTop 10 Chinese catchphrases you have to know
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Apologize like an expert in Chinese with these 6 key expressions!

Last time, we wrote about 对不起, 抱歉 and 不好意思, the three words Chinese people use on a day-to-day basis to say sorry and apologize. How to say a little bit more than sorry?

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NinchaneseApologize like an expert in Chinese with these 6 key expressions!
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Good Chinese subtitles to learn Chinese with movies

Whatever your Chinese level, watching a Chinese movie in Chinese with subtitles is a great idea to learn some Chinese a little differently. It’s a cool way to take a break from your relentless studying while enjoyably practicing your Chinese listening and reading comprehension, strengthening your grasp of the language’s rhythm and syntax and learning more about Chinese culture!

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NinchaneseGood Chinese subtitles to learn Chinese with movies
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The secret Chinese technique to pass your exams

Currently studying for your exams? How’s it going? Did you plan ahead your studies or are you resorting to cramming methods to ensure you know everything you need to know to pass your exams? Well, here’s a secret Chinese technique you simply need to know. It’ll help you stay focused, study… and ace your exams! Find out what this technique is after the jump!

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NinchaneseThe secret Chinese technique to pass your exams
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Google isn’t your friend when learning Chinese

When was the last time you were on a Chinese website? Not recently I bet. Why is that, you think? Here’s my guess:  You seldom come across Chinese sites in your online everyday browsing experience!  Why aren’t you coming across them? It’s not because they’re not popular. Quite the opposite. They’re extremely popular. In China. And, they are all in Chinese. So Google (or whatever search engine you use) pretty much ignores them. Don’t worry, though, here’s a simple hack to bring more Chinese into your online world!

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NinchaneseGoogle isn’t your friend when learning Chinese
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Top Chinese music sites to learn Chinese with music

Listening to Chinese music is a great way to learn Chinese. It helps you get a feel for the language, its rhythm, hear and learn new words in (song) context… But where do you go to listen to Chinese music online? Asian number one popsongs aside (think we’re all about Gangnam style-d out), up and coming Asian and Chinese artists aren’t always easy to find on our western-centric music sites. So, to keep you from missing out anymore on great Chinese and Asian artists, and to give you a new way of learning Chinese, here’s the top Chinese music site.

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NinchaneseTop Chinese music sites to learn Chinese with music