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Learn Chinese Everywhere with Ninchanese’s Android App!

We’re excited to announce that Ninchanese is available on the Play Store! That’s a whole new range of places where you can learn Chinese unlocked for you now thanks to Ninchanese’s new Android App!

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NinchaneseLearn Chinese Everywhere with Ninchanese’s Android App!
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Ask Nincha: [tone sandhi] Why are there tone changes in Chinese?

We’ve decided to debut a new type of posts: Ask Nincha, where we share and answers questions our Chinese learners have asked us. This week, thanks to Philippe, we’re exploring why sometimes tones are different when written and when pronounced. Read on to learn why there are tone changes in Mandarin and what tone sandhi is all about!

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NinchaneseAsk Nincha: [tone sandhi] Why are there tone changes in Chinese?
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10 Ways to Say Goodbye in Mandarin

One of the first things you learn in Chinese is to say hello. But do you also know how to say goodbye in Mandarin? Knowing how to say goodbye is just as important as knowing how to say hello, yes, no and thank you in Chinese. In fact, knowing how to take leave from someone is part of the basic Chinese you need to master. So, let’s look at 10 frequently used and useful ways to say goodbye in Mandarin!

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Ninchanese10 Ways to Say Goodbye in Mandarin
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Speed & Design update: Paving the way for the Android Mobile App!

We’re back with a major update! This time, it’s a 100% design update, and you’re going to really like it especially if you’re a mobile user! Read on to learn what’s new in Ninchanese.

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NinchaneseSpeed & Design update: Paving the way for the Android Mobile App!
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Trending in China: Cafés with Purrsonality!

When Angel Huang, from Mandarin HQ, reached out to us and said she’d love to make an interview of cat café owners and users in China in Mandarin for us, we couldn’t resist! Seriously, cats + Chinese… Doesn’t that sound like a match made in heaven for Ninchanese? You know how much we love cats at Ninchanese, and our Chinese learning solution is full of them! Our focus is also on providing you with real, authentic Chinese content, and that’s something that matters to her tremendously as well. We’re therefore very happy to be welcoming Angel on this blog for a guest post on Cat cafés in China!

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NinchaneseTrending in China: Cafés with Purrsonality!
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Phonetic Components: The Secret Trick to Guessing the Pronunciation of Chinese Characters

How do the Chinese read aloud unknown characters? That’s something we’ve all wondered once. What if we told you there was a trick that could help you guess the pronunciation of any character you run into? Read on to unlock the secret to pronouncing 80% of all Chinese characters: phonetic components and you’ll be able to pronounce any Chinese character you meet, whether it’s on a street sign or on a restaurant menu!

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Top 10 Fun Activities to Keep Learning Chinese This Summer

Summer is almost here! Time for many outdoor activities such as picnics, tanning, swimming but also forgetting about your Chinese learning. How can you prevent that from happening? Check out these 10 ways to avoid summer Chinese learning loss in having fun.

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ninchaTop 10 Fun Activities to Keep Learning Chinese This Summer
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More Chinese Words for Ninchanese

Hi guys, we’re back with a new update for Ninchanese! And guess what? It’s monumental. In fact, it’s an update of biblical proportions… well, not biblical but of dictionary proportions at least, with lots more Chinese words in Ninchanese. Read on to know why!

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NinchaneseMore Chinese Words for Ninchanese
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The Best Free Chinese Dictionaries For Learners

Looking for good modern Chinese dictionaries to complete your Chinese learning? You’ve come to the right place! From online dictionaries to dictionary applications, we’ve reviewed 8 Chinese dictionaries to help you choose the one that will suit you the best. Without further ado, here’s our selection of the best free online Chinese dictionaries currently available!

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ninchaThe Best Free Chinese Dictionaries For Learners
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How Many Chinese Characters Do I Need To Learn?

How many Chinese characters do I need to learn? You may have wondered that when starting Mandarin, as many many learners do when embarking on the wonderful journey that is learning Chinese. Read on to know the answers to these essential questions and all about Chinese characters. Besides learning how many characters there are in Chinese, you’ll see how many the average Chinese knows and how much you need to learn to reach conversational fluency in Chinese!

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ninchaHow Many Chinese Characters Do I Need To Learn?