3 Strategies for Learning Chinese with Subtitles

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You may think of subtitles as those pesky words at the bottom of the screen that always ruin punchlines.

Or maybe you see them as a way to watch TV at a low volume when your roommate is sleeping.

But …

Run for Cover (Songs) to Learn Chinese! 5 Fun Chinese Covers of Popular English Songs

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“I’ll hear the same song three times during a 30-minute drive!” my friends complain.

This is the reason they say they no longer listen to the radio.

And who can blame them?

But what if there was a way to …

Without a Doubt, You Should Know These 9 Chinese Question Words

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There’s a lot to learn about Mandarin Chinese.

You’ll probably resort to taking baby steps.

One little topic at a time, broken down into easy-to-digest tidbits.

And when you start out with learning Chinese, there’s one important …

20+ Fun, Flirty Phrases for Impressing Cuties in Chinese

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A language barrier can be most frustrating when you’re trying to cross it for love.

Or even just for a crush.

Or for that cutie at the other end of the bar.

Flirting is Chinese can be pretty scary—it’s …

9 Crazy Good Kindle Phrasebooks for Chinese Learners

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衛生間在哪裡? (wèishēngjiān zài nǎlǐ).

This is how you would say, “Where is the restroom?” in Mandarin.

It’s a pretty important phrase to know. Surely, you don’t want to be relying solely on hand gestures when you need to answer nature’s …

Be the Barista's Favorite: How to Perfectly Order Coffee in Chinese

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You’ve got a busy day ahead.

The baristas at your local coffee joint do, too.

They’re running around grinding beans, steeping tea, taking orders, cleaning counters…

Neither of you really have time to play charades for every item on their …

15 Everyday Chinese Phrases That You Need to Know

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Have you found yourself staring blankly at a Chinese dictionary full of characters?

Thinking that they make about as much sense as Egyptian hieroglyphics?

Since you’ve started your journey in learning Mandarin Chinese, this has probably happened a time or …