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    ChineseCUBES: Where Characters Are Center Stage
    Students and teachers will tell you that there’s a ceiling many learners face at some point while learning Chinese — learning the beautiful yet difficult and elusive written language, Chinese characters or hanzi. For many, learning to speak is good enough. Chinese characters are morphemes independent of phonetic change, and so learning the written characters is almost an entirely separate and tedious task that hasn’t gotten any easier over the past several centuries. ChineseCUBES is trying to change this…

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