Top 10 Chinese language tips


The resource has both mobile and web app for different users. Lingodeer uses different lesson delivery patterns found in apps like Babbel. The good thing about lessons here is that they are smaller for fast comprehension to keep learning Chinese interesting, and for easy assimilation.

Speak Japanese Every Day

He adds: “Also, speak with a real native every single day! Private tutors who live in Japan on iTalki are only $5/hour – and you thought everything in Japan was expensive!”

Invest In Some Quality Japanese Learning Material

“Invest in a solid dictionary that has Kanji, the Hiragana for each Kanji and an English definition. Also, pick up Barron's Japanese Grammar book immediately. Wait on purchasing a Kanji dictionary or cards until later in your studies,” says Jessica Aves

Focus on your goal

One thing people with a fear of public speaking have in common is focusing too much on themselves and the possibility of failure. Do I look funny? What if I can’t remember what to say? Do I look stupid? Will people listen to me? Does anyone care about what I’m talking about?’ Instead of thinking this way, shift your attention to your one true purpose – contributing something of value to your audience. Decide on the progress you’d like your audience to make after your presentation. Notice their movements and expressions to adapt your speech to ensure that they are having a good time to leave the room as better people. If your own focus isn’t beneficial and what it should be when you’re speaking, then shift it to what does. This is also key to establishing trust during your presentation as the audience can clearly see that you have their interests at heart.[1]

The Last Stand

We know for a fact that there is a positive correlation between Morale and Last Stand chance – the higher the Axie’s morale, the higher the chance of Last Stand being activated. We also know that your Axie will never enter Last Stand when you need it most, but believe it or not, this is actually more than just a game of chance. As it turns out, there is a mathematical way to determine if your Axie will enter Last Stand: If (Final Blow - Remaining HP) < (Remaining HP x Morale/100) → Axie enters Last Stand The Beast Axie has 112 remaining HP, and is dealt a 160 damage Final Blow. (Final Blow - Remaining HP) = 160 - 112 = 48 (Remaining HP x Morale/100) = 112 x 61/100 = 68.32 Since (Final Blow - Remaining HP) < (Remaining HP x Morale/100), the Beast Axie enters Last Stand. Credit: Axie Explained Based on the above, you would want to get opponent Axie down to as little remaining HP as possible before dealing the final blow, minimizing the chances of it entering Last Stand. So no more finger-crossings for Last Stand miracles, only cold, hard factual math! Note: On average, players will only have a microseconds window to calculate the above, and are advised to have at least some pen and paper ready.

Accept that you will feel uncomfortable speaking English

For almost everyone, speaking any new language means fighting through a fear barrier. This is completely normal! Your native language is a very precise tool for describing concepts. You are completely aware of subtle implications your words carry, how to use irony and humor, and how word stress can slightly change the meaning of what you’re saying. By comparison, speaking in any new language feels like using a blunt axe. You can’t say exactly what you mean. You might offend someone, or make a fool of yourself. You certainly won’t seem as smart as you really are. It’s intimidating! Few language learners talk about how much it sucks. Language expert and polyglot, Olly Richards states that language learners have to have a “tolerance for ambiguity”. His method to learn languages quickly includes accepting confusion and ambiguity. You’re not going to understand everything or speak perfect English as you try and reach fluency, and that’s ok. Real progress comes when you get over the embarrassment of putting yourself in English-speaking situations, and allow yourself to make mistakes.

Find Out How To Use Japanese Words Naturally

Tatoeba has an extensive resource of sample sentences.

Use A Good Online Japanese Dictionary

But which one? “Weblio is the best dictionary I've ever seen, with English-Japanese and Japanese-English translations,” says Jorge Manoel.

Use Memrise To Learn To Read The Kanawriting System

“I dove straight into learning Kana [and] I found the system on Memrise to present it very well,” explains Benny Lewis.

Consider a big lifestyle change

It almost goes without saying: the fastest way to become fluent in English is to move to an English-speaking country. If you are determined to speak fluent English and can relocate for a few months, this will save a lot of time. However, for most people, this just won’t be possible. Don’t worry if that applies to you because there are other big lifestyle changes you can make to boost your English level, including:

  • Get a job or intensive hobby that involves speaking English. (You could always teach English speakers your native language on Preply!)
  • Clean out your spare room and use it to host English-speaking travelers, via a service like couch-surfing.
  • If others in your household are learning English, create times when you only speak English together — perhaps at mealtimes / on Monday evenings / in the car.
  • Fall in love with a native English speaker. Of course, this is something you absolutely cannot plan, but this is a guaranteed way to learn fast! Read our stories of people who have learned a language for love. All of these are big changes, but they’re about building the language into your life. If you’re speaking your native language 99% of the time, then, of course, it’s going to take a long time for English to feel natural. If there are English-speaking situations in your routine, then progress will seriously speed up.