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Get clarity on Chinese characters by learning the real logic underlying the writing system! We make it easy for you. Join thousands of students who have supercharged their character learning.

Outlier Chinese Character Masterclass

In this comprehensive online course, you'll learn how Chinese characters actually work and by the end of this course, you'll be a master at learning Chinese characters.

The Outlier Mandarin Pronunciation & Accent Masterclass

In this comprehensive online course, you'll learn how to develop and maintain a good, clear accent in Chinese, at any level!

Outlier Kanji Masterclass

In this comprehensive online course, you'll learn how kanji actually work and by the end of the course, you'll be a master at learning them!

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Developed by a team of linguists and expert teachers, our dictionary teaches you how Chinese characters ACTUALLY work, based on the latest research.

Outlier Dictionary of Chinese Characters

  • Add-on for Pleco (free mobile dictionary for iOS/Android) puts the info right at your fingertips
  • Covers Simplified and Traditional characters
  • Easy-to-understand character explanations based on cutting-edge research

Outlier Kanji Dictionary

  • Developed by a team of linguists and expert teachers, our dictionary teaches you how Chinese characters ACTUALLY work, based on the latest research.
  • Learning the real underlying logic of the writing system will more than double your learning efficiency and allow you to see the real sound and meaning connections between characters.

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