Pinyin Subtitles: 4 Ways to Get Pinyin on Real Chinese Video


If you’re learning Mandarin, chances are you love Chinese culture.

It’s also likely that your love for Chinese culture came from being captivated by Mandarin-language movies and television shows.

It’s how we all get sucked in, isn’t it?

Art, especially …

5 Totally Uncomplicated Tips to Master Basic Chinese Grammar


How many times have you been told that Chinese has no grammar?

My guess: too many.

I get it, though.

Mandarin Chinese does have sentence patterns that are radically different from the ones in English, and to an outsider, …

The Royal Treatment: 4 “Best” Chinese Keyboards for Android


To be the best, you need the best.

So don’t skimp on the small stuff.

Like choosing a Chinese keyboard for your Android phone.

After all, communication is king in language learning.

And social media, along with other new technology

Blessings and Good Fortune! How to Wish Someone Good Luck in Native Sounding Chinese


Luck is a huge part of Chinese culture.

It underlies Feng Shuigift-giving etiquette, unlucky numbers and colors of prosperity and vitality.

So it may come as no surprise that there are many different ways to wish

Using ? for Everything? How to Pick the Right Measure Words in Any Chinese Sentence


Could you get through a day without counting?

Probably not.

I’m guessing you want to know exactly how many dollars are in your bank account. Or how many minutes you have left in the workday. Or how many eggs …

How Many Chinese Characters Do I Need to Know? HSK-inspired Vocab Goals


The simple, unabridged answer:


Even if you couldn’t read or write a single Chinese character but could still have a full conversation with a native Chinese speaker, wouldn’t you be fluent?

Okay, sure…

But let’s get real.

Whether …

How Not to Act Like a Foreigner in Chinese Business: Advanced Vocab and Cultural Tips


China could be the world’s largest economy by 2030.

That’s according to the International Monetary Fund. While it hasn’t happened yet and China’s economic growth has slowed to a “modest” 6.5% per year, the country’s business scene is …