Chinese learning tips

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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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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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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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ninchaPhonetic Components: The Secret Trick to Guessing the Pronunciation of Chinese Characters
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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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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?
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10 Popular Chinese TV Shows to Help You Learn Chinese

Are you a big TV show fan and looking for a fun way to improve your Chinese? You can do both by watching Chinese TV shows. Watching Chinese TV shows is a really good and enjoyable method to level up your Chinese. The Nincha team knows that having fun makes learning more effective so we’ve made a list of popular Chinese TV shows to watch to practice your listening skills. Who said you can’t have fun when studying?

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nincha10 Popular Chinese TV Shows to Help You Learn Chinese
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How to say thank you in Chinese: 4 Ways to Show Your Gratitude

Saying thank you in Chinese is as essential as saying hello in everyday life and is a must-know in your Survival Chinese toolkit. Whether you’re traveling to China or living in China, thank you in Chinese is a basic word you’ll find yourself using all the time.

As you know, being polite and thankful towards people will always bring you good things, especially if you make the effort to say them in their native language. Try these expressions to see!

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ninchaHow to say thank you in Chinese: 4 Ways to Show Your Gratitude
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How to Say OK Like a Real Chinese

OK is the most used word all over the world. In addition to the ubiquitous OK, each country has their own specific ways of showing agreement. China is no different. It has in fact many ways to show agreement and consent.  As a beginner learning Chinese, not only should you know how to say “yes” but you also need to know various ways of saying “OK, I agree…” to show your enthusiasm when you understand or accept something, don’t you think? So, let’s learn how to say OK in Mandarin so you can impress the Chinese with your speaking skills!

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ninchaHow to Say OK Like a Real Chinese