Author Archive | Nathan Thomas

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

Learning Chinese can seem like attempting life on hard mode. The writing system is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. The words sound peculiar, and absolutely everything is different from your native language. If you feel like you’re diving …

The Fun Guide to Chinese Number Slang Online

The Chinese internet is alive and well. Facebook may be blocked in China, but that doesn’t stop young people from wasting away their lives online just like we do in the West! The Chinese have developed a whole world …

Chat Like a Native with These 5 Chinese Phone Conversation Tips

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 a tendency to develop a love/hate relationship with those very same phones. We desire and seek …

How to Start Learning Mandarin Chinese Today, Not Tomorrow

Wish you could pop a Babel fish into your ear and experience instant Chinese fluency? Too bad that useful alien fish still hasn’t been discovered. In the real world, learning a language like Mandarin Chinese takes a ton of …