Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese

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Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese

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This is a community-maintained list of resources for learning Mandarin Chinese.

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edited Jul 28, 2021 at 8:19
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Few people ever realize, that it's not about the resources. It's how you use them. Most of those shiny ipad and smartphone apps are useless toys. Apps don't learn Chinese, it's you who need to make the efforts, which no app can replace. Computer aid hardly makes language learning any better. The only thing in this context a computer can help you is getting access to target language media. The rest is mostly just (commercial) products you don't need. You most likely download and install way more stuff than you can use and profit from. –
Kovács Imre
Jan 3, 2014 at 14:00
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@KovácsImre I disagree. Apps provide extremely valuable help for reading that open up many new possibilities. See for instance hackingchinese.com/… –
goPlayerJuggler
Oct 20, 2016 at 9:08
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Browser Add-ons
General

Add Pinyin - Chinese Zero to Hero Reader (Chrome)

Chinese Tutor (Chrome: Flashcards, Speaking, Dictionary, Extension) is a flashcard extension

Chinese Words Separator (Chrome; Safari $US 9.99; Edge)

Flixlingo (Chrome)

Language Learning with Netflix (Chrome)

Language Learning with YouTube (Chrome)

New Tong Wen Tang (Chrome; Firefox) converts between simplified and traditional Chinese

Hanzisize (Chrome) enlarges Chinese text

Vocabtracker (Chrome)

Vocab 英雄 (Chrome)

There are also many browser highlighters available (too many to list; Google it), which enable you to highlight and save text for later review.

Popup dictionaries

Akkadu (Firefox)

Chinese Words Separator (Chrome; Safari; Edge)

Dictionaries: one to rule them all includes Chinese (Chrome; Firefox; Edge)

Perapera Chinese (Firefox)

Frill (Safari)

GlotDojo (Chrome) with Chinese premium

Inkah (Chrome; Firefox)

LiuChan Chinese Popup Dictionary (Chrome; Firefox)

Popover Chinese (Safari)

Zhongwen: The Popular Chinese Learning Tool (Chrome; Firefox)

Zhongzhong: An improved Chinese Dictionary (Chrome)

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