Author Archive | Emily Casalena

Comedy Gold: 9 Funny Chinese Phrases to Fill Out Your Mandarin

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Comedy means a lot to people.

The average adult laughs at least four times a day at something.

And that something usually involves communication and, ultimately, language.

But what’s funny in English may not be quite as funny in …

Follow to Fluency: 10 Twitter Feeds for Daily Chinese Learning

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Time to get #fluent.

Just turn your binge-scrolling time on Twitter into Chinese learning time.

We’ve got 10 super interesting, smart and fun Twitter feeds that’ll get you there!

By following these accounts, you’ll get everything from daily vocabulary

Get Fluent in Flirting: Chinese Vocab and Dating Etiquette to Know

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A language barrier can be most frustrating when you’re trying to cross it for love.

Or even just for a crush.

Or for that cutie at the other end of the bar.

Flirting is Chinese can be pretty scary—it’s …

15 Everyday Chinese Phrases That You Need to Know

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Have you found yourself staring blankly at a Chinese dictionary full of characters?

Thinking that they make about as much sense as Egyptian hieroglyphics?

Since you’ve started your journey in learning Mandarin Chinese, this has probably happened a time or …

How to Quickly and Easily Speak Better Mandarin

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Are you feeling 难倒 (nán dǎo — stumped)  over learning Mandarin Chinese?

That’s understandable: It’s tough enough to grasp concepts of 拼音 (pīn yīn — Chinese romanization) and the basics of Chinese traditional or simplified script.

And learning how …