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A reader emailed me asking me to "translate" some "Chinese". Turns out it's actually just a substitution cipher swapping Chinese characters for Latin letters. … Continue reading →The post A “Chinese” puzzle sent to me by a reader: 冊月水三 了口臼尺 山月了 七口… appeared first on East Asia Student.
Posted on 11 January 2014 | 4:56 am
A review of 'Tuttle Reading and Writing Chinese'. In short, it seems like a great book for learning Chinese characters in an effective way. I was pretty impressed with it, and would genuinely recommend it to anyone who's getting started with learning Chinese characters. … Continue reading →The post Book review: Tuttle Reading and Writing Chinese appeared first on East Asia Student.
Posted on 18 October 2013 | 12:50 pm
A rough translation and annotation of the poem 李白 宮中行樂詞 一 by the Tang dynasty poet 李白 (Li Bai). The poem is also known by its first line: 小小生金屋. … Continue reading →The post 李白 宮中行樂詞 一 translation: Lyrics for Wandering in the Palace I, by Li Bai (小小生金屋) appeared first on East Asia Student.
Posted on 12 October 2013 | 7:26 am
A list of my favourite Chinese learning tools that I've distilled over several years of learning Mandarin Chinese. Includes software, dictionaries etc. … Continue reading →The post My favourite Chinese learning tools appeared first on East Asia Student.
Posted on 6 October 2013 | 6:28 am
The issues of 'the main Chinese language' and Standard Chinese may be a lot more complicated and controversial than you think. Here's my opinion. … Continue reading →The post What is the main Chinese language? What is Standard Chinese? appeared first on East Asia Student.
Posted on 5 October 2013 | 5:11 am