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The Ultimate List of Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary Word Lists


Learning Chinese is tough for a lot of reasons.

Pinyin doesn’t sound the way you expect it to.

Failure to use accurate tones can derail a conversation at any moment.

And don’t get me started on Chinese characters.

On top …

10 Inspiring Chinese Proverbs for Chinese Learners


So, you’ve learned pinyinChinese tones, and grammar.

Have you learned all you need to speak Chinese well?

There’s one more thing that you might want to add to your arsenal: Chinese proverbs.

After all, one …

10 Famous Chinese Actors You Oughta Know

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Chinese fluency is about more than just chengyu, grammar, or even pinyin and tones.

It’s also about learning Chinese culture.

After all, learning Chinese is about establishing a connection.

And there’s no better way to do that …

7 Superb Chinese Readers for Improving Your Chinese


Are you struggling to improve your Chinese fluency?

If you’ve learnt Chinese for a while, you’ll know that in order to learn Mandarin Chinese more efficiently, it’s important to read Chinese stories.

The problem is, it’s not …

11 Awesome Chinese Blogs for Chinese Learners

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Learning Chinese can feel like climbing up a cliff.

You’ve got to learn pinyin and Chinese tones, not to mention Chinese characters.

But there are a lots of resources you can use to make it enjoyable.

For example, you …

The Ultimate Guide to Learning Chinese through TV Shows


Learning Mandarin Chinese through TV.

Too good to be true?

Well, think about it.

If the plot is good, the cast attractive, and the narrative well paced, before long, it’s not just a matter of learning Chinese any longer… …

13 Mandarin Chinese Grammar Patterns and Structures We Love to Hate

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The conventional wisdom is that Mandarin Chinese grammar is easy.

After all, the hard parts are Chinese tones, characters, and chengyu, right?

If you’re no longer a newbie, you might be cursing that conventional wisdom right now.

Because we …