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Fluenz Mandarin For Mac: Escaping the Tone Mark Palette

Even though I like Fluenz Mandarin and their approach to language learning, a few glitches in this relatively young software have been a bit frustrating. All of them can be ignored, save one. The software requires you to type Pinyin … Continue reading

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Entering Pinyin on a Mac

Pinyin is a romanized writing system for Mandarin Chinese. It uses the English alphabet with 4 symbols, typically placed above key vowels, to denote the tone of the syllable. Using it is the only way I’ve been able to learn … Continue reading

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