How to buy Chinese eBooks for Kindle

Reading lots of of authentic content is a vital step on your way to fluency in Chinese. Luckily for us, it’s now possible to buy foreign language titles from the Kindle Store, including Chinese, making language acquisition much more convenient than ever before. In today’s post we will give you a short overview of how to go about downloading electronic books (ebooks) in Chinese language from your the Kindle Store.

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Fix your pronunciation with this free online tool

Pronunciation is a tricky part of mastering any foreign language. You read a new word in an article and look up its meaning but you’re unsure how it’s pronounced. We know more than anyone that there is not always a native speaker around to help out. So what do you do? In the past, phonetic guides in dictionaries and teachers were the only possible resource. Fortunately, there is a 21st century solution to all this.

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How to cure your procrastination over language learning

Do you ever find yourself putting off your study? Or perhaps you go through times where you study manically followed by days of doing nothing? Don’t worry. You are not alone!

Procrastination is a common problem. It affects us in many areas of life, including language learning. I am going to break down the issue piece-by-piece and show you how to solve it. Fortunately, the cure is an easy one but it requires some self-reflection.

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Language Hack #1 – Audiobooks with transcripts

This post is the first in a new series of hacks that will massively accelerate your language learning.

What’s it about?

Foreign language audiobooks are great learning tools. Combined with a matching transcript they become incredible resources. Today I’m going to show you how to use audiobooks to hugely boost your language level.
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THE definitive list of Japanese language audiobooks

As I discussed here, an audiobook together with the corresponding  transcript is one of the best ways of improving your proficiency in a foreign language.

For whatever reason, the Japanese are not big fans of audiobooks. I have spent a great deal of time looking around for good quality materials in Japanese, but usually ended up frustrated by how scattered the resources were.

The following list is therefore an attempt to bring together all the Japanese audiobooks that I could find.  Many of them are free. I have provided links to the audio file, transcript, physical book or e-book wherever possible. Enjoy!


Natsume Soseki “Yumejuuya” (1 hour 14 min)
Audio (free with Audible trial)
Transcript
Translation
E-book

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The big list of Chinese language audiobooks

As I discussed here, an audiobook together with the corresponding  transcript is one of the best ways of improving your proficiency in a foreign language.

This is the list of audiobooks in Chinese that we were able to find so far. Most come together with the transcript.


Fortress Besieged “Fortress besieged” (14+ hours)
Audio (free)
Transcript
Book

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