Author Archive | katrinatang

The Definite Guide to the Chinese Ba Construction

Chinese grammar has a way of lulling you into a false sense of security. No verb conjugation? No singulars or plurals? No gender? Subject-verb-object word order? Chinese grammar? Easy peasy. That is, until you’ve built up a solid base of …

13 Fresh, Useful Ways to Practice Chinese Online

Are you tired of your usual methods of studying Chinese—too many movies, TV shows and pop songs? Looking for something fresh that will push your Chinese to the next level as you surf the internet? Or perhaps you’re …

3 Pro Tips to Practice Chinese Tones to Perfection

Tones seem to be one of the biggest obstacles foreigners face when they begin learning Chinese. And you definitely don’t need to visit or be in China to get this linguistic feature down pat. In this post, I’ll give you …