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125 Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese 2012-02-04T14:22:03.583

53 Is there a lot of value in learning to write Chinese characters? 2012-01-08T06:25:44.187

52 What is the difference between 做 and 作? 2011-12-13T20:56:28.777

50 的-地-得, when do you use which? 2011-12-14T01:11:38.443

47 How many characters do I need to learn? 2011-12-13T22:24:21.073

46 Why is 有 (yǒu) the only verb that requires 没 while other verbs can use 不? 2011-12-15T14:54:27.443

41 Can Chinese readers scan large amounts of text faster/more accurately than their alphabet-using counterparts? 2012-08-24T16:01:12.840

36 Can native Chinese speakers distinguish tones in songs? 2011-12-14T19:54:40.217

35 What is the difference between 狗 and 犬? 2011-12-23T02:40:13.733

35 Etymology of the Chinese number characters (一二三四五六七八九十百千) 2013-10-11T09:46:04.513

34 Is it easier to learn Chinese after learning Japanese or vice versa? 2011-12-14T19:26:49.650

32 How do we choose the correct characters for a westerner name? 2011-12-15T12:53:08.630

31 Tense and use of 了 2011-12-13T21:51:39.770

30 What is a good technique for remembering tones? 2011-12-14T07:36:16.393

30 How do I decide whether to use 可以, 会 or 能? 2011-12-15T19:49:31.800

28 Techniques for improving pronunciation 2011-12-13T21:05:52.293

28 How to describe differences between Cantonese and Mandarin? 2011-12-13T22:34:23.430

28 Why isn't 四 four lines? (the origin of 一 二 三 四 五 六 七 八 九) 2013-10-04T02:22:37.787

27 How polite is too polite? 2011-12-19T16:43:15.187

27 Number two in chinese: 二 vs 两 2012-01-09T09:26:56.813

27 Why use 非 and 亚 for continent names? 2012-01-20T03:28:45.620

27 Informal ways of beginning/ending an e-mail 2012-09-19T14:48:02.763

26 但是, 可是 and 不过 - how to know which one to use? 2011-12-16T05:09:29.463

26 How did 葉 (leaf as in vegetation) become 叶 when it was simplified? 2011-12-16T16:19:23.950

26 中文 vs. 汉语: What's the difference? 2013-09-10T15:07:36.250

26 Why is 足 both "foot" and "enough"? 2013-10-05T12:36:33.630

26 Why is Russia translated to 俄罗斯(E Luo Si)? 2016-07-09T10:58:34.443

25 Chinese input on Windows based on pinyin and tones 2011-12-13T22:15:41.617

25 Techniques for learning and retaining characters 2011-12-14T01:18:22.190

25 How can one determine the radical for a given character? 2011-12-15T05:55:30.540

25 How do native speakers of Chinese pronounce Latin characters? 2013-01-23T00:46:48.743

25 Historical: How was Chinese written in telegrams and early computers? 2018-07-18T10:26:24.087

24 Why is 的 (de) sometimes pronounced "di" even though it is used as a possessive particle? 2011-12-17T04:16:50.300

24 How did 黃 (yellow) come to mean "pornographic"? 2013-01-08T13:09:52.830

23 Character and word frequencies 2011-12-13T21:04:00.050

23 When to use 了 and when to use 过 to express past actions or events 2011-12-14T04:56:41.547

23 How offensive is 他妈的? 2011-12-14T12:14:30.657

23 Are there any online etymological dictionaries of Mandarin (not for characters but for spoken words) 2011-12-22T15:19:52.947

23 Why is stroke order important when writing Chinese characters? 2012-01-04T11:36:15.250

22 How can I get better at reading handwriting? 2011-12-13T20:56:16.350

22 How to differentiate between "On Top" and "Above" 2011-12-13T21:37:40.073

22 What is the difference in use between 以及, 和 and 与? 2011-12-18T17:03:56.140

22 What's the difference between 学 and 学习? 2012-01-08T14:13:44.380

22 血: xuè , xiě, what's the difference? 2012-01-10T06:44:09.557

22 What is the exact meaning of 吃豆腐, and where does the expression come from? 2012-01-24T20:15:56.013

22 Why do native speakers often say a character has "no meaning"? 2013-04-29T22:48:57.593

22 Why is hot water called 开水? 2016-12-24T20:53:08.687

21 How should I say "I feel very good/I'm very fine" in response to 你好吗? 2011-12-13T22:03:07.380

21 What is the difference between 哈哈, 呵呵, 嘻嘻, and 嘿嘿? 2015-04-22T03:34:19.723

20 How is the "r" sound pronounced? 2011-12-14T07:07:34.253

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