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The 5 Best Chinese Parallel Text Books

A Chinese parallel text is a book, story or another type of reading material where Chinese writing and translations are presented together. This can include a combination of 汉字 (hàn zì) — Chinese characters, 拼音 (pīn yīn)…

How to Introduce Yourself in Chinese During an Interview

With a little help, you can prove just how talented you really are at this beautiful and challenging language in an interview. Luckily, introductions for interviews aren’t all that complicated in Chinese, so it won’t be hard for you to …

14 Awesome Chinese New Year Movies to Marathon All Day Long

Think your last ugly sweater party was fun? It’s got nothing on Chinese New Year. This massive annual celebration has everything you need for an awesome party: huge family feasts, parades, music, elaborate decorations and tons of fireworks, just …

10 Must-watch Documentaries for Chinese Language Learners

Documentaries have proven they can have a large impact on the world.  By watching Chinese documentaries, you can brush up on your Mandarin listening skills, with English and Chinese subtitles to further boost your comprehension. Plus get a look …

5 Best Chinese Talk Shows to Watch in 2024

Watching Chinese talk shows is a great way to learn conversational Mandarin and start sounding more fluent. Those unscripted, sometimes heated conversations will get you ready for discussions with native speakers in the real world. Here are five of my …