Author Archive | Brooke Bagley

How to Do Basic Math in Chinese

Numbers are among the first Chinese words that you’ll learn. But what if you can take your skills a notch higher and do basic math in Chinese? After all, you never know when you might need those math you …

The 16 Best Chinese Learning Websites for 2024

If you’re looking for the best websites to learn Chinese, then you don’t have to search long. There are tons of amazing websites that’ll help you master any element of the Chinese language, from pronunciation to reading comprehension to essential …

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 6 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 …

The Ultimate Guide to 没有 (méi yǒu) in Chinese

Even if you’re new to Chinese, you’ll hear the word  (méi yǒu) a lot. That’s because 没有 can be used in many ways. It literally means “to not have,” but it can also mean that something hasn’t happened or …