Author Archive | Sheena Dizon

The Beginner's Fearless Guide to Chinese Pinyin Pronunciation

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Afraid to try out your Chinese pronunciation?

Some say that Mandarin Chinese is so hard to learn.

They say the phonetic system pushes you so far from your comfort zone that it makes pronunciation a nightmare.

It’s true that …

Be the Barista's Favorite: How to Perfectly Order Coffee in Chinese

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You’ve got a busy day ahead.

The baristas at your local coffee joint do, too.

They’re running around grinding beans, steeping tea, taking orders, cleaning counters…

Neither of you really have time to play charades for every item on their …