Category: Languages

So you’ve set up your Mac to let you input Chinese characters. But what if you wanted to write Chinese using the Latin alphabet, i.e. pinyin? Since writing pinyin correctly requires the appropriate tone marks for flat, rising, falling-rising, and falling sounds (¯ ´ ˇ `), we need to configure your Mac to support them. […]

For the past month or so I’ve been learning Mandarin Chinese from three sources: a Mandarin Chinese course for beginners on YouTube (taught in Japanese), another set of excellent Mandarin lessons on YouTube, and by watching a Taiwanese drama called 海派甜心 (Hǎipài tiánxīn), which is viewable on YouTube as well. I’m going to Taiwan in […]