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30 Easy Chinese Characters to Start Learning Mandarin

What are the easiest Chinese words you can pick up as you begin your Mandarin learning journey? We have them right here! Below are some of the most basic, commonly used characters in Chinese, with the least number of …

9 Awesome Websites to Find and Download Chinese E-books

E-books have much to offer all Chinese language learners, whether you’re a reader who loves the feeling of pages beneath your fingers or someone who has only read from a screen since e-readers came out.  So if you haven’t …

8 Great Chinese Facebook Pages to Like and Learn From!

Sometimes we all just want a little study distraction. We sneak over to Facebook, and after a while we start feeling guilty for procrastinating our language studies. But what if we could turn Facebook into a resource for …

22 Chinese Animal Sounds You’ve Gotta Try Saying

Do you know how to say “woof” in Chinese? Onomatopoeia is one of the most fun ways to learn Chinese. And besides, you have to take a break from grammar and standard vocabulary sometimes, right? So let loose, and …

15 Chinese Brand Names That Smart Shoppers Must Know

Many international brands have a strong presence in China and have awesome-sounding Chinese names. For example, do you know how to write “Nike” in Chinese? It’s 耐克 (nài kè), and it means endurance. You might recognize the first …