Author Archive | Muyen Peng

Stay Up to Date with Chinese Culture and Learn Chinese by Watching 6 Great New Movies


Have you ever heard the word “edutainment”?

It’s a loose term that describes any form of learning that utilizes entertainment in some fashion or another.

It sure adds a fresh spin to traditional textbook learning!

When it …

5 Resources for Learning Mandarin Chinese While You Sleep


As a Chinese language learner, you don’t take one minute for granted.

You’re reading, writing and speaking in Chinese as much as you can. You just wish you had more time!

Well, you do. It turns out that your nightly …

Give Compliments or Dish Dirt: 25+ Adjectives to Describe a Person in Chinese


You’re pretty, you’re tall, you’re smart, you’re this, you’re that.

Every language has its own extensive list of vocabulary for describing someone, both in terms of personality and appearance.

Learn some of these key terms, and you can greet your …

9 Super Useful Chinese Phrasebooks You Can Get Digitally


衛生間在哪裡? (wèishēngjiān zài nǎlǐ).

This is how you would say, “Where is the restroom?” in Mandarin.

It’s a pretty important phrase to know. Surely, you don’t want to be relying solely on hand gestures when you need to answer nature’s …

7 Video Resources for Learning Chinese the Way Natives Use It


Have you ever heard of the 10,000-hour rule?

The basic idea, proposed by writer Malcolm Gladwell, is that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master a subject. So apply this rule to language learning, and you’d need …

Break with Tradition: 6 Chinese Online Courses That Don’t Limit You to One Script


You’ve already decided to learn Mandarin Chinese.

But you’ve got another big decision to make.

Life would be much simpler if Mandarin Chinese came in one, uniform written language.

You know, where you could learn one easy alphabet and …