Getting through some of the site information can be a bit murky, but this site made it very easy to get your all you need for a tourist visa to China.
Print your own practice paper with various squares and designs, great for practicing your Hanzi!
If you’re not familiar already with The Chairman Bao’s website, it’s definately worth a visit but if you’re looking for an alternative – try out Deciper Chinese. Not only do they have a website, but they have apps for both Android and iPhone. Their highlighting system with pinyin and English definitions is awesome and the website lets you save words into a list of flashcards.
I come across a lot of these phrases chatting with friends on QQ. Really useful!
Written Chinese: Phrases & Vocabulary for Hanging Out with Chinese Friends
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This is the same book you can buy in text form, but separated online to include audio and video!! Some things you might need to begin:
- If the text looks funny on the website you might need to install Pinyin Fonts. Windows machines can download them from me here:
- The audio I believe uses active-x, so either open the website in Internet Explorer, or use IETab for Chrome/Firefox (available in add-ons/extensions).
Found this on my twitter, cool to see! Also cool that they’re popular karoake songs, adds a bit to cultural tastes and understanding.
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