Author Archive | Em Casalena

Exercise Your Mind: 10 Chinese Flashcard Apps to Build Your Mandarin Muscle


Do you work out?

Maybe you go to the gym with the aim to get swole (or at least stay fit).

Or maybe you jog around your block every morning for some light but effective cardio.

But do you work

Learn with Flicks: 6 Chinese Dubbed Movies for Studying Mandarin Chinese in 2020


Who doesn’t love a good movie binge-watching session?

With streaming networks, it’s easier than ever to consume media from all over the world.

It’s no secret that watching films in Chinese can help learners improve their language skills. Watching a

Let’s Play! 9 Chinese Learning Games for All Levels of Learners


Remember when you were a kid and playing a game in class was the best part of your day at school?

Looking back as adults, most of us finally understand that educational games were definitely used to get our young …

Bored with Grammar? Online Chinese Grammar Exercises Will Spice Things up

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Writers know all about grammar.

We use it daily in our work, and we’re well aware of how much of a pain in the neck it can be.

And that’s just in our native language!

If you’re an English …

Write by Hand: 5 Chinese Handwriting Input Programs That Are Total Game Changers


If you haven’t heard of Chinese handwriting input software, we’re about to blow your mind.

It’s easy to copy and paste 拼音 (pīn yīn) — Chinese romanization and 汉字 (hàn zì) — Chinese characters that you …

What Does That Say? 5 Pinyin Translators to Demystify Reading and Writing Mandarin

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Are you at the point of your Chinese-learning journey where you’re learning 拼音 (pīn yīn) — Chinese romanization?

This is when a lot of learners check out.


Well, English is a non-tonal language, and it’s full …

Learning Mandarin Vocab? Check out These 5 Chinese Vocabulary Builders

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Vocabulary is the foundation of any language.

After all, you’re reading this right now, aren’t you?

Congratulations! You’re using your English vocabulary knowledge at this very moment.

We can’t deny that understanding grammar, context and sentence structure is crucial in …