The story is all too common. You’re psyched about deciphering written Chinese but don’t know where to start.
Does reading Mandarin Chinese seem like an impossible feat?
Don’t beat yourself up—the Chinese language is a challenge even for Chinese …
Have you ever encountered those wonderful four-character Chinese idioms that mean something completely unrelated to the individual characters?
That’s right. Today, we’re talking about chengyu.
As an inherent part of the Chinese language, learning chengyu is just as essential as …
All work and no play?
Makes for a dull Chinese language learning experience.
Constantly tempted to skip your lessons in favor of more leisure activities?
Well, here’s a piece of good news!
Starting today, you can combine both. You no …
Learning Chinese on your own is a difficult task and it’s hard to know exactly where to start to improve your Chinese language skills.
That’s why I’ve put this guide together for you: To help you navigate the wide …
Christmas is just around the corner.
And you know what that means, right?
Food, reunions, laughter and Christmas songs!
It’s also the perfect time for you to brush up on your Chinese language lessons. With all the merriment …
Learning Chinese on your own isn’t easy.
This is where a good textbook can help.
Read on to learn about five of the best Chinese textbooks that self-learners can add to their library.
1. 中文听说读写| Integrated Chinese
This book …
The glitzy costumes and pretty boy bands of K-pop have caught the world’s attention.
Now a new pop culture trend is reaching this global audience: Mandopop.
So what does Mandopop have to do with you?
Mandopop, known for its catchy …
Staring down a full page of Chinese can be intimidating regardless of how long you’ve studied.
Let today be the day that you conquer your fear.
Chinese newspapers are loaded with awesome information, cultural perspective and useful vocabulary.
Do you …
Is your Chinese level upper-intermediate or advanced?
Have you been thinking about reading Chinese novels to increase your vocabulary, but you aren’t sure where to start?
Keep reading to learn about 10 Chinese novels you could read to help improve …
Have you ever experienced the horrors of a language barrier?
Do you know how frustrating it is to talk to someone who barely understands you?
The challenge of learning Chinese intensifies when attempting to navigate marketplaces and negotiate prices.
It leads you back to the basics.
It reminds you why you fell in love with Chinese language in the first place.
Traveling can help you connect not only with Chinese, but also with the people. It gives meaning …
Do you remember back when you were a kid?
The scariest thing out there were ghost stories!
You may have cowered in fear, hiding under the covers and promising to be better tomorrow, just so long as the ghosts didn’t …
Have you had that moment when you’re feeling proud because ordering drinks in Chinese is simple and you have great Chinese table etiquette, but then you go to a Chinese restaurant and look at their menu and go, “What …