How many Chinese characters do you need to know to be considered fluent in Chinese?
Or to pass the different HSK test levels?
In this post, we’ll walk you through the importance of Chinese characters and how learning them …
How would you describe yourself?
It depends on the context, doesn’t it?
Are you filling out a social media profile? Meeting someone face-to-face for the first time? Writing a cover letter for a job application?
For Chinese language learners, writing …
The Chinese language has two official writing systems: simplified and traditional Chinese.
But what’s the difference between traditional and simplified Chinese? Which is more common? Where in the world are the two used?
And which should you learn?
We’ll cover …
Beginner Chinese conversation scripts are the worst.
No, that’s not a typo.
Imagine you look up a scripted example dialogue in Mandarin and read through it.
You download PDFs with lists of words and phrases for Chinese conversations and practice …
Radicals are small components of Chinese characters that make it easier to categorize them and look them up.
Since there’s no alphabet for Mandarin, radicals and character components help you mentally break down a character and make it easier to …
Mandarin Chinese reading takes time, but you can speed up your progress by learning it the right way.
This is all about knowing how to learn to read Chinese—how to make pinyin work for you, and how to …
If you’re starting to learn Chinese, you’ve probably realized that there are a lot of differences in pronunciation.
Using a different tone or inflection can completely change what you are trying to say.
Lucky for you, we have created …
In my second week of learning Chinese, my teacher taught us the phrase “你吃饭了吗” (nǐ chī fàn le ma).
This literally means, “Have you eaten?” but it’s often used the way “How are you?” is used in English.
Are you currently in or planning on traveling to China?
Then you’ve come to the right place.
This post will provide you with the most helpful travel phrases in Chinese to ensure a smooth 旅游 (lǚ yóu) — trip.
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