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Golden Week: Method to the Madness
Friday, October 7, 2016
And you wondered why holiday scheduling gets a bad rep in China!

Happy Birthday HANYU.CO!
Friday, August 19, 2016
We‘re 2 years old today and we're giving YOU a gift!

House of HANYU
Thursday, August 11, 2016
A small team with a big heart for languages, culture, and lots of code.

The Olympic Games
Monday, August 8, 2016
Many of the very best athletes from around the world have come to Rio to compete and try to bring home the gold for their country

Multilingual Super Powers
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Is the ability to speak multiple languages a super power?

A (Real) Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Friday, May 13, 2016
We were inspired to share beautiful images representative of China from the very beginning. This is one way of inspiring those of you who might not be able to visit China to see the life, energy and color of an amazing culture and language.

Remarkable China
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Curious about how we were inspired from our recent China trip and how that's going to transform the way HANYU.CO will bring you new Chinese content?

Chinese New Year
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Another year has come and gone already and the 2016 Chinese Lunar New Year is nearly upon us.

Introducing Glimpses
Thursday, January 21, 2016
We just couldn't keep the excitement to ourselves anymore, so we've just opened up beta-testing for our brand-spanking new learning tool called Glimpses!

Polyglot Conference
Thursday, November 5, 2015
The Polyglot Conference in NYC gave us an opportunity to meet some of the world's most impressive language learners.

Happy Birthday
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
HANYU.CO turned a year old last week so we're reflecting on where we've been and looking at where we're going.

How Bad Do You Want It?
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
I had a dream last night about some of the new features we’re building for HANYU.CO. It happened right before I woke up, which is why I can remember some of it.

Guided Learning
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
We've made a lot of updates to our Guided Learning features recently and made a video to show some of them off.

Why You Need Niu Bi Teachers in your Life
Saturday, May 9, 2015
This week was National Teacher Appreciation Week here in the United States so HANYU.CO would like to dedicate this week’s musings to all the dedicated 汉语 老师 (hànyǔ lǎoshī) Chinese teachers around world.

Why Are Radicals So Cool?
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Not only do radicals make it easier to learn new characters, they make it fun and interesting too.

Apple Watch
Monday, March 23, 2015
Would it be useful to have HANYU.CO on an Apple Watch?

The New HSK Quiz
Sunday, March 15, 2015
The HSK Exam hasn't changed but our new Quiz feature on Windows Phone allows you to test your skills against the vocabulary from the different HSK levels.

Writing Characters on Windows Phone
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
I'm happy to report that you can now practice writing characters on Windows Phone now too!

Writing Chinese Characters
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Now you can practice writing characters on your Windows tablet.

We are in the Apple App Store!
Friday, January 9, 2015
We are pleased to announce that HANYU.CO is now available on your iPhone and your iPad!

Staying Motivated
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Having just celebrated the New Year many of us are renewing our commitment to fitness, work-life balance and our Chinese studies.

New Year's Resolution Challenge
Thursday, January 1, 2015
To help encourage your language learning resolutions we're kicking off a New Years Challenge.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
I had a bit of drama my first time in China because I did not understand one small but important fact about Chinese money.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
We've released a new feature in our Windows 8 application, the ability to see a detailed breakdown of words and sentences.

Learning Chinese in China
Monday, October 20, 2014
If you’re serious about learning Chinese quickly one of the things you might be considering is taking a class in China.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
I want to share with you one of my favorite ways characters are combined to create words – combining characters that mean the opposite of one another.

Friday, October 10, 2014
Fitness tracking is all the rage and by all accounts a useful tool for anybody trying to get in shape. Can these sames ideas be used to make you more successful learning a new language?

The Stories Behind the Characters
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
It’s possible to learn Chinese by rote memorization of characters, sounds and meanings but it’s much more fun to learn about the stories behind the characters.

American Cancer Society
Thursday, September 25, 2014
HANYU.CO is about a month old now and we’ve just made our first contribution.

Why Learn Chinese
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Whenever it comes up that I’m learning Chinese people often respond with incredulity. Why on earth would you want to do that?

Feature Updates
Sunday, September 14, 2014
I thought you might also like to hear about a couple of the new features we've been working on over the last week.

Guided Learning
Monday, September 1, 2014
What exactly does "guided learning" mean?

Announcing HANYU.CO for Windows 8
Thursday, August 21, 2014
We are happy to announce the release of our native app for Windows 8.

Announcing HANYU.CO for Windows Phone
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
We are happy to announce the release of our native app for Windows Phone 8.

Welcome to HANYU.CO
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
We are so very pleased and excited to welcome you to HANYU.CO.