Author Archive | Ginny Ng

10 Easy Chinese Books for Beginner Learning and Reading

So, you’re ready to deck out your bookshelves with some Chinese language books? We’ve compiled a list of 10 easy Chinese books for beginners that teach common vocabulary, pronunciation, spelling, grammar and general Chinese reading skills. From textbooks to stories, …

Play It Cool with Chengyu: 10 Slick Chinese Idioms You Oughta Know

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 …

The 20 Best Ways to Learn Chinese by Yourself

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 …

10 Chinese Christmas Songs That You Won’t Want to Miss

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 …

5 Best Mandarin Chinese Textbooks for Chinese Learners

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. [fluentu-toc] 1. 中文听说读写| Integrated Chinese This book …

How to Learn To Read Chinese Newspapers: The Ultimate Guide

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 …

10 Popular Chinese Novels: Learn Mandarin by Reading Books

You may have read our article on Chinese books for beginners and added many books from that list to your learning library. Now that you’re fully convinced of the language benefits you receive from reading Chinese books, let’s continue to …

15 Useful Mandarin Chinese Phrases for Shopping

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. The …

Top 10 Chinese Vocabulary Words for the Ghost Month

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 …