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How the Top 2000 words were ordered

Pinhok started out with the goal to provide picture-based language learning material. Today, however, the top 2000 vocabulary books are the most popular product. This quick article explains how and why things changed and what made me switch to this top 2000 format.

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5 random facts about German

The world is full of different languages and dialects within the languages. German is one of the top five languages spoken around the world, but how much do you really know about it? Here are five facts about German.

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The path to a finished book

For the first book, it took 4 years from idea to market. Today the process of creating vocabulary books for new languages is more streamlined and quicker, but still involves a lot of manual work and checking. Join me on a quick run through the various stages from start to finished book available for sale.

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The team behind Pinhok

Even though Pinhok is fundamentally a one-man team, there are a lot more people involved in the process from start to finish.

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How to learn Cantonese from Mandarin

Being fluent in Mandarin, something you always hear is that learning Cantonese will be easy. Well, it’s easier, but in my own experience it still takes some work to get to a decent level of fluency. Let me give you a quick overview over my situation and what I’ve learned so far.

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The story behind Pinhok

Before Pinhok, there was Wohok, and before pure vocabulary books there was the idea of learning languages visually through pictures. This article gives a quick introduction to how Pinhok and as a result Pinhok Languages evolved over the years into what it is today and what the future holds.

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