Fragrant Mandarin

is creating connections with real life humans through language

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Tangy

$3
per month
This is a chance to show some love, access new learning material and our Patreon-only feed:

  • Exclusive content - unique WEEKLY DOWNLOADABLE content to help your Chinese learning:
    - Go back in time with us to study character origins. (Example Post)
  • Exclusive voting power - Help us shape the trajectory of our content creation by voting on or suggesting useful/interesting stuff for us to create!
  • Patron-only updates - life updates, works-in-progress updates. Plans goals and all that great biz!
  • Discounts codes sent immediately to you which can get you between 10% and 20% off on DuChinese, DongChinese, Skritter and Wordswing!
  • Mountains of Yangshuo series - Before we made an official YouTube channel, we filmed 10 hikes in Yangshuo and showcased the phenomenal scenery on display. Get access to the series.

With a bonus warm fuzzy feeling inside for helping us to continue creating content. :)

PS. We want to give more recognition to our Patrons and let you know how awesome you are! So look out for your name in future videos.

Officially Fragrant

$5
per month
In addition to the goodies in the previous tier you'll also get some other sweet learning materials.

YouTube Study 
  •  Master the Chinese used within our YouTube videos with exclusive study materials that target specific vocabulary and grammar used our films.
  • Tailor-made, DOWNLOADABLE HSK graded stories that focus on video-related content. (Download 3 for free here)
  • Interactive subtitles. Interact with our films on a new dimension by bringing them into special software and playing around.
Idioms Podcast - Learn new vocabulary and Chinese culture with our WEEKLY DOWNLOADABLE idioms podcast. [with Anki flashcards]

Our goal is to record as many from the "daily use" 5000 idioms in the Chinese language. (Example post)

BTS - Behind the scenes videos, rambles, photos and general "stuff". We're pretty bad at updating this because we don't have any one to film us while we're filming, but we try out best!

Downloadable PC wallpapers - Photo collections inspired by our videos that you can download and use as backgrounds for your PC or whatever. Includes landscapes of Yangshuo and people featured in films (if you're eager for these let us know because I'm pretty behind on photo editing right now and giving other bonuses priority!)

A Radiant Fragance!

$10
per month
Everything from previous tiers.

At this tier, you'll get access to all the extra unreleased footage and deleted scenes that we're sharing with the same-tier YouTube members.

Ella used to give video-conversation at this tier, but right now she has too many students (sorry!).

17

patrons

$126

per month

About Fragrant Mandarin

Hey there! We are Scott & Ella. :)

Through Patreon we get to share with you guys behind the scenes footage, exclusive videos, sneak peeks and a bunch of unique Chinese learning materials including:

  • Chinese character origins (learn how thousands of years of development created 汉子)
  • Idioms podcast (Scott & Ella waffle about 成语's they've picked)
  • Reading materials based upon our YouTube videos
  • Random spontaneous materials such as: Modern songs translated and pinyin-ified, "Interactive subtitles", Tongue twister challenges.
We really love sharing content here, because it gives us a chance to create something new and fresh, separate from our YouTube videos. (We basically do whatever we want...)

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If you are a student of Chinese, we really want you to succeed - 加油!

The content on this platform isn't going to dramatically improve your Chinese ability, BUT maybe it can help keep you motivated, brighten your day or give you a taste of the rich and varied ways which you can interact with such a cool language.

If you find inspiration in learning from our little creations clustered together on this site, then our task is complete!

This page is also the sole reason we are able to keep making YouTube videos. Seriously. We owe so much to our Patrons. It blows our minds every time someone is willing to support us and we are truly, eternally grateful.

We'd love you to join this little community we're creating together. You're personally invited :)

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Our ultimate aim with this Patreon is to make creating our videos sustainable so we can keep making video content that we love a loooong way into the future.

We love love love receiving likes, comments and shares on our YouTube channel, but the sorry truth is they don't pay for the mandarins we eat and the roof we sleep under. They just give us warm fuzzy feelings in our bellies.

Thank you for being here and considering to support us. It means the world. We totally understand that not everyone has the disposable income to become a Patron. We'll be as chuffed as ever just to have you watch, like, comment and share our videos.

We need everyone's support to continue this journey!

Thaaanks and peace and bye for now,
Scott & Ella

P.S. Still not really sure what Patreon is? Check out this fancy video by them.


Goals
$126.33 of $143.12 per month
Reaching this goal will help support us to pay for our monthly rent in China.

That's huge. Really huge.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 176 exclusive posts
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Audio releases
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Polls
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Writings
18
Videos
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 176 exclusive posts
55
Audio releases
15
Images
3
Polls
94
Writings
18
Videos

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