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The 30 Easiest Chinese Characters You’ll Ever See

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, the ones having the …

9 Awesome Websites to Find and Download Chinese E-books

You don’t always have to choose sides. 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, e-books have much to offer all Chinese …

11 Cool Blogs in Chinese for Easy, Enjoyable Reading

Got any favorite blogs you follow? I do! Blogs are great for fashion inspiration, home makeover ideas, delicious recipes, travel insights and more! For just about every topic and interest, there’s a great blog out there. But—are you following …

9 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 …

10 Useful Chinese Phrases That You Can’t Leave Home Without

Would you consider yourself a smooth-talking social butterfly? Or more of a thoughtful introvert? Even if you seem somewhat socially awkward—have no fear! This handy list of useful Chinese phrases will help you start any conversation with friendliness and confidence…

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 …