Author Archive | Alan Park

5 Basic Chinese Sentence Structures to Ease You into Grammar

One of the comforts of Chinese grammar is the straightforward and logical sentence patterns. And thankfully, many of them are based on the formula you already know, such as the ever-so-reliable SVO structure. Check out these five really simple Chinese …

57 Best Chinese Movies of All Time [Fresh for 2024]

Chinese movies are some of the world’s best cinema. Whether you prefer martial arts action movies, sweet and funny rom-coms, offbeat comedies or documentaries, we’ve included every genre of Chinese movies on our list, so there’s something for everyone. Read …

14 Ways to Say Hello in Chinese Like Native Speakers Do

Do you know that awkward moment that every Chinese learner experiences? When you realize that “nǐ hǎo” is actually not how native speakers say hello? If you didn’t know that, then this post is for you: Now you’ll be …

What Is Pinyin? The Complete Beginner’s Guide

I’ll let you in on a secret. Did you know you can learn to speak fluent Chinese without ever learning a single Chinese character? It’s all thanks to (hàn yǔ pīn yīn) — Hanyu pinyin, or simply — pinyin. In …