Resource questions are sometimes closed and redirected to Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese. This seems like a great idea, until you actually use it:
- there's no quality control; many links are virtually useless, obsolete, you have to pay for them, or are just plain broken (aside from other issues, e.g. links containing customer codes, copy/pasted advertisements), and
- there's hundreds of links to go through.
Since any Chinese resource can be added, I don't see it as more helpful than dysfunctional version of Google. So... what can we do instead?
Q: What resources do you actively use to study Chinese, and why?
I ask the community to describe the tools they actually use for learning Chinese, and explain how they use them.
- Please indicate your Chinese level.
- Please don't include anything you don't actually use, i.e., quality control.
- Please don't copy/paste from the links (i.e., explain how you use it; don't just repeat advertisements), i.e., quality control.
- Please ignore other answers when writing your own. Obsolete answers are meant to "drop to the bottom".
Answers sorted by activity...
The idea is for users to sort the answers by activity, and thus see non-obsolete answers on top.