大家好！ I want to share resources like websites, apps, videos, information, etc. that I have found and can be useful for those of us learning Chinese, and of course I would love to know about different ones!
A similar topic on chinese-forums.com (many many resources): Best of Chinese Study Tools, Studying Chinese Online and Off
Another similar topic, with links to downloadable dictionaries, corpora, word frequency data, and more: http://www.chinese-forums.com/index.php?/topic/51825-resources-for-developers/
There are plenty of channels with courses and all kinds of content:
Mandarin Corner: Casual Chinese Conversation and HSK Vocabulary
Chinese Zero to Hero
Xue Bai: more than 200 5-15 minute lessons, focus on grammar, covering many topics
Xiao Min: HSK focus and much more
HSK 3-4-5 Preparation and practice
Bedroom Learn Chinese: Have a bit of a laugh and learn this beautiful ancient east asian language with Chelsea Bubbly
Angel Huang: short videos to help you learn Mandarin as it’s really spoken by Chinese people in everyday situations
Yi Zhao: Short lessons and live footage
Mandarin Monkey: This channel will help you get a grip on conversational Chinese
iCNTV 走遍中国官方频道 Go around China Official Channel - Chinese and English subtitles
TMD Shanghai: Original videos from Shanghai, China. Sketches, pranks, music videos and web series - Chinese and English subs
Ling BIG Yong: V-logs, Chinese and English subs
湖南卫视芒果TV官方频道 China HunanTV Official Channel
Channel C: Making a conversation between the community of Chinese international students and the American society
中国东方卫视官方频道China DragonTV Official
老外看中國、老外看台灣 | A Laowai’s View of China & Taiwan | 郝毅博 Ben Hedges
分钟学堂 - 官方频道
Stop Kiddin’ Studio
Mandarin Whispers - ASMR
Cartoons: 凱蒂貓, 童話故事, 粉紅豬小妹, with Chinese subs
Croton Media｜FUN 愛情公寓 淑女澀男 - TV Series with Chinese subs
TV shows and movies: https://www.viki.com/
Watch Chinese videos with popup captions: https://captron.tv/
and some random info:
Chinese Text Analyser is a tool that helps you find content suited to your current vocabulary level, and makes it easy to identify and learn new words.
Chinese-forums.com – it’s where are all the cool kids are at. Don’t know what to study next or how to study it or you’re looking for resources or have a question about some Chinese word or grammar rule? Don’t waste your time at Memrise but go directly to the biggest and most active forum for Chinese language learners that there is.
Zhongwen: Chinese-English Popup Dictionary This is a must have.
Chinese Tutor (A fast dictionary)
Babadum Pretty addictive!
Clozemaster Clozemaster is gamified language learning in context through mass exposure for learners of all levels. It aims to answer the question, “What should I do after duolingo?” and provide a more sentence based and contextual learning experience to complement other language learning apps like memrise and anki.
Wordswing Unlimited, free, personalized Chinese practice
kuwo.cn the Spotify of China. Download the app or program and listen to all the Chinese music or 有声读物 you would ever want. Allows for Karaoke style display of lyrics.
le.com one of many many sites and clients to watch Chinese movies and series and live programs online. Some content is not available outside of China.
douyu.com Watch gaming streams
WeChat download the app and start following topics and start talking to half a billion Chinese. The Chinese WhatsApp.
iReader / 掌阅 download the app and get access to a few free books and 200k cheaply priced books. Import the material you already have and have it read to you in the best TTS there is.
Character & word lists
Word/Character Frequency & Corpus
Word/Character Frequency & Corpus (and more)
Dictionaries and dictionary sites
Online dictionaries (and much much much more)
This is it for now. I hope it helps you, and enjoy!
By the way, all these are free resources! I can’t really talk about any online paid plan or app except Yoyo Chinese which I was subscribed for one year and it provides a lot of good content, but really, with all the free stuff out there I don’t think there is need to pay for anything online unless you want some extra features/support the developers, which is my case with memrise and Pleco. I’d save that money for real classes or personal tutors.
It would be nice to keep it free, but anything that you’ve found useful is worth sharing, as it will help others too.