Author Archive | Brooke Bagley

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 How They Came to Be

China is a diverse nation—geographically, culturally and linguistically! If you’ve ever traveled through China, you’ll soon realize, even if you speak Mandarin Chinese, you’ll still end up unable to understand someone. That’s because the Chinese language has (at least) …

How to Count Chinese Numbers 1-1000 and Beyond

If you recently started learning Chinese, odds are learning to count is one of your first goals. This is a great goal, because you can discuss a lot of topics once you know your Chinese  (shù zì) — numbers.…