Ocrat Mirror

Chinese language learning resources for English speakers. For more information on the Ocrat.com mirror project see here.

Stroke order animation for xin1 ('new')

Animated Chinese Characters

Learn how to write Chinese by watching animations that draw the characters stroke by stroke. Includes some common vocabulary groups (country and city names, numbers, cardinal directions, etc.).
Mandarin pronunciation table

Mandarin Pronunciation

Hear audio clips of the pronunciation of the nearly 400 Mandarin syllables.
Title page of Austen's 1813 edition of Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice in Chinese

Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel is presented with English text and Chinese translation side by side for easy comparison and language study.

Other helpful sites:

Adsotrans Adsotrans logo
Copy and paste some text into Adsotrans and have it marked up with smart annotations (pinyin and English translations). Very useful site! You can also contribute back to the project and increase the quality of the site by submitting your own translations and annotations.
Build your Chinese written and spoken vocabulary with character and sentence flashcards. This site uses the character data from the Ocrat Mirror project.
Learn Chinese characters by studying how they are interrelated and how they have evolved.
On-line Chinese Tools
Looking for other Chinese-related web applications? Here is a collection of interesting pages with a focus on Java.