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Master the HSK

The HSK Chinese Proficiency Exam (HSK - Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) can be intimidating. Use our study tools to gain a good grasp on the vocabulary you'll need to succeed.

We've logged the vocabulary for each level of the HSK Test and put them into flash cards to help you practice.

HSK Tools

Printable Character Log

February 10, 2015 | Printable | Resources

One part of my character learning process is keeping a log of my progress. This log contains a running list of all the Chinese characters I have learned thus far.


As you can see, it’s a simple concept. As you learn new characters in your textbook, or in class, enter the character and it’s pinyin into the log.

Printable Practice Sheets

February 5, 2015 | Printable | Resources

If we are going to read and write Chinese, we need to practice writing the characters. The repetition of writing a character out over and over helps us to remember each part of the character.


There are notebooks designed to help practice writing characters, but these aren’t available to everyone.

What are the Mandarin Chinese Tones?

January 28, 2015 | Articles

In previous articles, we discussed the various nuances of learning Mandarin Chinese such as the nature of Chinese characters(汉子) and the pronunciation of pinyin. In this article, we will discuss one crucial aspect of speaking the language, tones.  In order to understand this article, you must have a grasp on reading pinyin. Tone can be defined

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