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Combatting “Expat Illiteracy” With Apps

Read my interview with Aaron, developer of the nommoc app, designed to combat the phenomenon of expat illiteracy in China.

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China iPhone apps

5 Essential Apps for Living in China

I’ve tested hundreds of apps for iPhone and iPad and then distilled those down to five incredibly useful apps for life in China. These are the essentials.

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Chengdu Bars and the People You’ll Meet There

A description of the clientele at Chengdu’s various bars and clubs has been spreading across Chinese social networks like wildfire recently. This is it, translated. Who knew it’d be so accurate and entertaining?

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Learn to Write Characters on Your iPad With Word Tracer

Word Tracer, a character writing app exclusively for iPad, is one of the coolest apps for Chinese learners that I’ve founded. Read about it inside.

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Five Must-See Websites to Advance Your Chinese

Of all the resources at your disposal for learning Chinese, the internet has to be at the top of the list after interaction with native speakers. Check out our list of 5 must-see sites to improve your Chinese.

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How to Read Chinese Characters Without Learning Them: Pleco OCR

Ever wanted to read Chinese without actually taking the time to learn it? This is the tool for you. Hope you have or are planning on getting an iPhone.

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4 Proven Tips to Master Basic Chinese

Learning Chinese is no small task and everyone can use some help at the beginning of this journey. Master the basics of Chinese with these 4 tips that are guaranteed accelerate your progress.

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Why You Should Break Out of Your Culinary Comfort Zone

It’s easy to get stuck ordering and eating the same dishes over and over again, but it’s important that you not let that happen. Here’s how you can prevent yourself from falling into the trap that we spring on ourselves.

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Learn Chinese Like an American Diplomat - For Free

The U.S. Foreign Service Institute is offering its Chinese lessons online for free download. Read more inside.

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A Sichuan Restaurant Menu Translated: Stir Fry Dishes

This particular restaurant offers 150 different dishes: let’s translate them all. This first post translates all 38 of the stir fried dishes on the menu.

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