https://www.duolingo.com/Finlay745011

Thanks to all the volunteers that give up their free time to make these excellent courses!

I have just reached 10000 exp in Chinese, and I am really enjoying the course! Thanks to Duolingo for providing such an amazing learning tool for free and to the many volunteers that make courses on this site!

July 6, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/Chickenator1944

Yes, Thank you to all of the volunteers and people who help make Duolingo an amazing website!

July 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Bravo Finlay!

July 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Finlay745011

wow, that is one LONG streak you got there, that's almost 2 years!

July 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/dogomolo

What method you used to learn Chinese characters?

July 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Finlay745011

I made a group of sets on Tinycards for every Chinese character in the course, Enjoy!

btw in the pinyin to type the 'ü' it is 'u.' since I do not have the 'ü' on my keyboard.

https://tinycards.duolingo.com/collections/2D6ckLba/duolingo-chinese

July 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LuoDinga

Thank you so much! These will be so helpful. :)

July 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Finlay745011

No problem, happy to help!

July 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/dogomolo

I plan to use Chineasy because they have app for Apple Watch.

July 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Finlay745011

That looks like a good app, I will take a look at it. Thanks!

July 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Dave962552

Caveat: I am not taking the Duolingo Chinese course. I have had a multi-year interest in reading Chinese (I will never be able to speak a tonal language). I found a couple of simple and fun texts that show you the evolution from the ancient graphics used to construct characters to the modern, post-Mao characters. I find these are a good way to get started to understand some underlying concepts for how Chinese is written today. There is also a wonderful hyper-linked Chinese word website.

The books:

250 Essential Chinese Characters for Everyday Use by Philip Yungkin Lee

What's in a Chinese Character by Tan Huay Peng.

I am sure there are more like these. I found both of these excellent starters.

Start by using the search feature (link at upper left) at http://www.zhongwen.com. You can enter English, Pinyon or Chinese. Note that the results of the search is a bushel of hyper-linked Chinese characters. Click on a character and fall into the rabbit hole. :-)

July 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lolcooly

congrats for getting to 10000 exp! how long did it take?

July 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Finlay745011

73 days, haven't missed a day since I downloaded the app cause I'm too scared to lose my streak xD

July 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lolcooly

wow, impressive :O

July 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreaFromelova

I cannot agree more with you more Finlay! I am actually looking forward to do duolingo every morning. I love the stories!!! Thank you all volunteers also!

July 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JaMil197794

Yes, thank you sooo much Duolingo!!! I recently completed the "old" spanish course, then returned for review about a month go and found the "new" spanish course!! I think it was greatly improved and feel like I am learning so much more. !!!NICE JOB DUO!!!!

July 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lolcooly

yes, the new update was great! thank you to all the volunteers who helped updated the courses!

July 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/bernardhayes

Amen

July 7, 2019
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