Applying for a Visa

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.

Travel for Stupids

Print Paper to Practice Your Hanzi

Print your own practice paper with various squares and designs, great for practicing your Hanzi!

Decipher Chinese

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.

Little Fox Chinese

Hanzi, Pinyin, English translations, slow pronunciation, graded levels, this series has it all!  They even put the subtitles in plain text for you to copy, translate, etc if you are unsure.  I’m currently following Bat and Friends (小蝙蝠和朋友们).  Big congratulations to Little Fox on these nicely done videos!

Phrases & Vocabulary for Hanging Out

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

Mandarin Corner

Great everyday dialog with Hanzi AND Pinyin.  Check out her entire channel!

Frozen – Let It Go

I’m not a huge fan of this movie, but it was a decent production and I can deal with the theme song.. especially if it has great subtitles like this to learn from!

Contemporary Chinese Textbook Free

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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).


Learn Chinese thru Popular Karoake

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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Karoake Jingle Bells (Pinyin/Hanzi)

Rounding out my Christmas feel for the day – another carol, again with sing along pinyin and hanzi video.