Hack Chinese Review

The road to recovery has begun!

Hoping to clear them all by the time I arrive next month… :grimacing:


lol, 2k words to makeup… gonna be some work for sure!

Chipping away and keeping up my 100% record for 2023.

The new algorithm changes helped me knock a few more off also!

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Been using Hack Chinese for over a year, love it!

Would like to suggest an improvement on the LTL Felxi <-> HC partnership. In the catalog split each of the HSK levels up into the 5 chapters that are in the level.

Right now you add a whole level in bulk. Example: HSK 3+ is total 236 words, when scheduled this list the words don’t seems to be presented in the order of the chapters.
To have some control over what you study when, it would be great if in the catalog these levels can be chopped up into the separate chapters of each level.


Thanks Jasper, we’ll take a look at this :slight_smile:


The new changes #1, #2 are great and I think the sufficient change to reach and keep!! the 100% record.
I didn’t care too much about the 100 % last year, and hc is simply my Chinese treasure box to keep found things. And I am usually extremely strict with details to accept a word as known. To get back to 100% was never a problem, but to keep it, as there were insanely many reviews due on too many days.
The update skipped away about 300 reviews, I did the missing 250 reviews yesterday and now it all looks perfect for the next weeks.
2,129 strong “words”. I love this “due later today” and the overview for the upcoming weeks.

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A lot of regularity this year with a 3k words increase :nerd_face:
I’m now sticking at 8 new words a day as I found it really efficient for me, let’s see if can empty HSK6 list of vocabulary for next year !


This is beautiful! Mind if we include this in an IG post?

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Seconded, that’s one beautiful looking graph!

Hats off @Antoine-Mandarin-Intro :sunglasses:

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Sure, feel free to use this screen. :grin:

The last Hackchinese updates improved a lot my vocabulary study routine :

I switched from some 10 or 20 minutes sessions - where I was trying to match and finish my reviewing at the end of the timer to not bulk to much new words - to a 100 words stack sessions with the manageable new word limit that is stopping me automatically when I’m done.

That’s why there is less variation at the end of my curb and I found it more easy to review all the vocab. :slight_smile:
A really great tool !

I’m in awe of that thread. I clicked on the link for Hack Chinese but I began to hyperventilate…

How do you even begin?

And also, call me old and old fashioned… (which I am) but don’t you guys also write the characters by hand? I can’t remember any if I don’t spend a little time writing them as elegantly as I can.
I’ve heard of people with baskets filled with index cards. I think that will be me in a few years. I’ve only made 200. Does anybody else bothers with that?

I will try to click on the Hack Chinese link again, dah! aaaaah

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@Pascale-Mandarin_Simplified_HS, I don’t think you’re old and old fashioned enough if you’re studying simplified characters :wink:

Seriously though, while writing by hand is a tried and true method for memorizing characters, it is not the most efficient one. I would only recommend it for the most basic characters and radicals.

haha. 你很可愛 … I use the 8 box method so I don’t just write them down again and again hoping that would work. Also I spend a long, long time analysing a character, radical, components, sound component, looking for an etymological explanation, the original in traditional if there’s one… its relations to others… and I use a special foutain pen with a brush end to practice them beautifully because I believe that only if I understand how they flow with a brush I’ll really get them… it’s like writing a novel each time!!! (I think people studying Chinese are nuts… in a good way I hope)

but hey, I’m giving Hack Chinese a go starting from today!

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Awesome. I think using Hack Chinese and practicing calligraphy are not mutually exclusive. Actually, I think the best is to learn new characters the way you do and then do the reviews using Hack Chinese (or Skritter in my case). You can then practice anytime and anywhere, even when you don’t bring your special fountain pens with you.

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