中文

My goal has been to learn Mandarin Chinese and traditional Chinese characters. Specifically, to read a newspaper, write and type in Chinese, and converse well-enough to (for example) ask meaningful questions at a museum.


做清單

+ Three Character Classic, 1000 Character Classic
+ https://www.clozemaster.com
+ https://resources.allsetlearning.com/chinese/grammar/Main_Page


建議

These are resources that I have found the most useful, and would recommend to anyone learning Chinese.

聽和說

+ Learn zhuyin and pinyin
+ Practice tones and tone pairs
+ Develop comfort zones, 舒適區
+ Beginner: children shows (like 我在哪裡, Magic Marker)
+ Intermediate: subtitled shows (like Happy Chinese)

讀寫

+ Practice 書法
+ Read newspaper
+ Read books

Other (helpful) resources

+ zdic.net (dictionary)
+ mdbg.net (word dictionary)
+ pleco app (Chinese dictionary app)
+ memrise
+ hellochinese app
+ learnchineseez.com (stroke order animations)
+ sinosplice.com


不建議

These are resources that I tried, but ultimately found to be lacking.

+ Michel Thomas, unfun and sleepy, misleading explanation of tones
+ Pimsleur, boring, bad audio
+ ChineseSkill app, too buggy, unfun
+ ChinesePod app, giant advertisement asking for money
+ http://www.hackingchinese.com/
+ https://dictionary.writtenchinese.com