Testing... is this mic still on?

大家好! 好久不見!I know. It's been way too long. My last post was more than a year ago. A lot has changed since then. So let »

Where in the world is Confused Laowai?

It's uncharacteristic not to update you guys on what's happening. I've been very silent on Confused Laowai, but it's indicative of change. It's almost eight months »

Comprehensive Onomatopoeia List

Today on Confused Laowai, I’m featuring a post by Christina from FluentU. In case you are unfamiliar with them, they’re a language learning company »

Phonetic Sets in Chinese Characters

You might have noticed that a few weeks ago I added a feature to HanziCraft that automatically tries to find pronunciation clues in each character. Using »

Is immersion the answer to all language learning problems?

I've been in Taiwan now for just over 2.5 months. So how is it being immersed/living in a country where Mandarin is spoken? Often »