Resources

Reading

  • The Chairman’s Bao: news articles in simplified and traditional characters sorted by HSK level. Spoken dialogue, wordlists, and grammatical explanations also provided.
  • https://www.duchinese.net/: new app that is similar to Chairman’s Bao but on iphone. All texts are read by native speakers, so good for listening as well.
  • http://chinesereadingpractice.com/
  • http://app.decipherchinese.com/: similar to Chairman’s Bao and Du Chinese.
  • http://readchinese.nflc.org/?page=home
  • http://blah.me/
  • http://www.chinese-forums.com/index.php?/topic/34090-best-source-for-chinese-ebooks/page-5

Listening

  • Chinesepod: the one that started the language podcast explosion over 10 years ago. Thousands of lesson, transcripts, etc. but behind a paywall.
  • Easy Mandarin. Simple questions to native speakers on the streets of Taiwan.
  • https://www.zerotohero.ca/#/en/zh/youtube/browse – youtube videos in Chinese with transcripts and English translations. Like fluentu, but free.
  • subs2srs Chinese pre-made anki decks
  • subs2srs tutorial: An excellent tutorial made by Britt vs Japan.
  • https://downsub.com: download subtitles from a variety of platforms (youtube, viki, etc.). These subs can then be used to make flashcards in subs2srs!
  • tubeoffline.com: download videos and subs for many different sites.
  • Graded Watching: You’ve heard of graded readers. What about gradedTV shows? A very promising site that I need to investigate further.
  • Mandarin Corner: Youtube channel and website. Intermediate dialogues at a native pace with native speakers. Too bad it doesn’t have downloadable soft subtitles or making anki cards with SUBS2SRS would be easier.
  • https://hanyufanting.com – collects videos on youtube, posts transcripts, etc.

Watching

Grammar

Textbook Resources

Characters and Writing

Wordlists and Analysis

Blogs

Forums

Tools

Just for Me

  • https://www.guavarama.com/books/: how to purchase books, which ones are good, etc. from the perspective of teaching a child Chinese. Very useful.
  • https://www.books.com.tw/products/0010794095?sloc=reprod_t_4 – A collection of Roald Dahl books in traditional Chinese. I wish I could find these as ebooks…
  • https://www.pubu.com.tw/ebook/196703 – good site for Taiwan ebooks in Traditional Chinese.
  • After DeFrancis:
  • http://www.amazon.com/review/RUWQEWPOG8AOJ/ref=cm_cr_rev_detmd_pl?ie=UTF8&asin=0300010834&cdForum=Fx130SH0K3259FE&cdMsgID=MxT7JOAI98OUR1&cdMsgNo=4&cdPage=1&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=TxWL1F9E05BPL1&store=books#MxT7JOAI98OUR1
  • http://nba.hupu.com/
  • http://www.books.com.tw/products/0010523053
  • Ordering books
    • http://www.chinese-forums.com/index.php?/topic/36203-chinesese-comicsmanhua-taiwan-and-hong-kong/

Graveyard

  • Slow Chinese: a podcast that includes long transcripts of its dialogues. Most are extended monologues or stories.