As an alternaive to writing on paper, this tool allows you to practice your Chinese handwriting on your personal mobile devices using your finger or on your desktop using a mouse.
You thought I fell of the off the edge of the earth, huh? You thought I turned my back on all things bloggy and skipped off into the ether, leaving a trail of hanzi in my wake.
Still alive and kicking, still in Beijing. Perhaps you will excuse my absence if I let you in on the reason for my LOA: This site design, as you may have noticed, is a shambling, mummified fossil, and looks horrific on mobile devices. Opening it gives me the sadz. And as I do not like having the sadz, I decided it was time for a refresh.
Plus, I keep opening these emails from you guys demanding more, more, more posts. On the other hand, I kind of love that CRP is a free resource for casual learners.
My favorite thing about the internet is that it represents so much collective good will. Look at Wikipedia, right? Most of the contributors to Wikipedia are volunteers. They use their mental downtime — their cognitive surplus — to edit articles about like, the lifecycle of jellyfish and the population of Singapore.
They get nothing tangible out of this, so why do they do it? What is the root of that compulsion?
I have some pretty strong feelings about how important it is that we use some of our cognitive surplus to help educate each other. The new CRP shall feature a new free post every darn week for you Sunday-morning-over-coffee readers.This tool is to convert Chinese to pinyin, we also have Chinese to Zhuyin and Chinese to Wade-Giles..
Please enter the Chinese that you want to convert in the left-hand box and then press convert and you can see the full pinyin of this text.
Chinese handwriting recognition: Select language: With this tool you can draw a Chinese character which will be recognized. Depending on your stroke order and the way you draw the character, one or more possible characters will be found.
Online language exchange with native Chinese-speaking partners WeSpeke is the social network to learn and practice Chinese online for free with native Chinese speakers. Find Chinese practice partners for Chinese language exchanges or tandems in our large global community.
This is a living Chinese dictionary that lets you contribute your Chinese learning experience to the community. Not only are your search results ranked by frequency of everyday usage so you get accurate results, but it includes Mandarin pronunciation guides with audio, Cantonese pronunciations guides, simplified Chinese characters, traditional Chinese characters, written Chinese stroke.
Online programs and apps that promise you can learn Chinese in a few minutes a day sound enticing, but it's hard to develop confidence in the language unless you get beyond vocabulary acquisition and focus on all the aspects of language learning like Chinese grammar and writing.
Writing and Design: A Guide to Calligraphy. Creating beautiful, elegant handwriting or artistically stylized writing is the art of calligraphy.
The word calligraphy stems from two Greek words which include "killi" and "graphos" These words stand for "beautiful" and "writing." It is the actual forming of the letters in calligraphy that gives it its artistic beauty.