Author Archive | Muyen Peng

25+ Chinese Adjectives to Describe a Person’s Personality and Appearance

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You’re pretty, you’re tall, you’re smart, you’re this, you’re that.

Every language has its own extensive list of vocabulary for describing someone, both in terms of personality and appearance.

Learn some of these key terms, and you can greet your …

9 Super Useful Chinese Phrasebooks You Can Get Digitally

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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 …

7 Video Resources for Learning Chinese the Way Natives Use It

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Have you ever heard of the 10,000-hour rule?

The basic idea, proposed by writer Malcolm Gladwell, is that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master a subject. So apply this rule to language learning, and you’d need …

Break with Tradition: 6 Online Chinese Courses That Don't Limit You to One Script

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You’ve already decided to learn Mandarin Chinese.

But you’ve got another big decision to make.

Life would be much simpler if Mandarin Chinese came in one, uniform written language.

You know, where you could learn one easy alphabet and …