Author Archive | Brooke Bagley

The 16 Best Websites for Learning Chinese to Bookmark in 2022

If you’re looking for the best resources to learn Chinese, then you don’t even have to search far. A lot of them are right at your fingertips—and easily accessible online. There are tons of amazing websites that’ll help you master …

The 50 Most Useful Chinese Adjectives for Everyday Conversation

Without adjectives, you won’t be able to describe anything. When you’re learning Chinese, you’ll find it insanely difficult to communicate when simple, key adjectives are missing from your vocabulary. So today, I’m here to teach you 50 of the …

The 5 Main Uses of the Chinese Ne (呢) Modal Particle

Particles don’t exist in English, but they’re quite important in the Chinese language—especially the modal particle, 呢 (ne).  While this complex, yet simplified word has no direct meaning in English, it serves a number of different functions in the …

Top 6 Websites for Finding the Perfect Online Chinese Tutor

Before the 21st century, it was almost impossible to learn Chinese without living in China or miraculously stumbling upon a fluent speaker who offered to teach you everything they knew. But luckily, it’s the 21st century—which means finding a Chinese …

Cantonese vs. Mandarin: 5 Key Differences

Did you know that there are actually hundreds of Chinese dialects? But when it comes to learning Chinese, most people opt for the most commonly spoken dialects—Mandarin and Cantonese.  So how does one choose between the two? This is …

The 7 Major Chinese Dialects and Tips for Learning Them

China is a diverse nation—geographically, culturally and linguistically! Even after spending months or years learning Mandarin Chinese, you’ll still end up unable to understand someone while on your travels through China. That’s because the Chinese language has 7 major dialects…

Chinese Numbers from 1 to 1,000 and Beyond

If you recently started learning Chinese, odds are learning to count is one of your first goals. Chinese numbers are used for slang, listing quantities, talking about money and so much more. Luckily, they follow a pattern that’s easy …

The 5 Chinese Tones and How to Master Them

Chinese is a tonal language, which means that the tone or pitch you use when you say a word determines its meaning. It might sound intimidating, but I promise it’s simpler than you’d expect. After all, we use tones in …