Author Archive | Nathan Thomas

How Not to Act Like a Foreigner in Chinese Business: Advanced Vocab and Cultural Tips

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China could be the world’s largest economy by 2030.

That’s according to the International Monetary Fund. While it hasn’t happened yet and China’s …

4 Reasons Chinese Is Not as Hard to Learn as You Think

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Learning Chinese can seem like attempting life on hard mode.

The writing system is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

The words sound …

The Fun Guide to Chinese Number Slang Online

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The Chinese internet is alive and well.

Facebook may be blocked in China, but that doesn’t stop young people from wasting away their

Chat Like a Native with These 5 Chinese Phone Conversation Tips

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Typically, we seek out our phones like they’re our lifelines.

However, when you’re learning a new language and living in a foreign country, there’s …

The Independent Student’s Guide to Learning Chinese in China

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China is a country with 5000 years of history, more people than anywhere else on the planet and an economy growing faster than …

How to Start Learning Mandarin Chinese Today, Not Tomorrow

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Wish you could pop a Babel fish into your ear and experience instant Chinese fluency?

Too bad that useful alien fish still hasn’t …

The 3 Top Types of Chinese YouTube Videos for Language Learners

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The alarm goes off. Time to pick up the textbook and get back to the Chinese study.

But wouldn’t it be so much nicer