Author Archive | Kelsey Owyang

No-stress Test Time! Chinese Quizzes from 5 Fantastic Platforms

Quizzes as our best accountability partners. This mindset applies whether we are self-studying or taking classes, whether we are beginners or near-native speakers—basically, quizzes are for everyone. Think of them as low-stakes opportunities for growth that help us we …

Chinese Ma: A Petite Word with the Power to Pump Up Your Proficiency

Māmā qímǎ. Mǎ màn. Māmā mà mǎ.  Huh? Despite looking near-incomprehensible at first glance, these are indeed grammatically correct, while tongue-twisting, Mandarin sentences. Chinese is often hailed as one of the most difficult languages to learn, with all of its …