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Effective Chinese sponsors weekly Meetups

Effective Chinese has sponsors weekly meetups for students, past students, native speakers and anyone who wants to practice conversational Mandarin or English. We change venues frequently for variety and convenience. We seldom have less than ten people show up, but…

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Stretch the Noodle

Portland has a new food cart at 3th & Washington. Their Beijing style beef noodle soup is amazing. Each bowl has just one noodle ...  one 20 foot long noodle.  Only $8.00! Among other things they serve: Niú ròu lā…

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Voice Comparison Tool

One major challenge of learning a language is knowing if you are pronouncing words correctly. Up until know, it has required the help of a "expert". But, the new "voice comparison tool" from Chinese Skill has made it much easier.…

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Excellent Pinyin Resources

Here are a couple resources that will super-charge your Mandarin pronunciation skills.Pinpin has a nice pinyin chart on their website and an excellent learning tool for mobile devices - free.   You can use this chart to explore and compare pronunciation…

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