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 …
In need of AP Chinese practice tests to prepare for the big day?
Or perhaps you’re looking to get a head start. After all, it’s never too early to get a little studying done.
Whatever the case, we have all …
Telling time is considered to be a basic conversation skill for Chinese learners.
Knowing how to indicate time helps you arrange all social occasions from dates to business meetings.
With the essential skill of time-telling, you’ll be better …
A good short story can be the perfect complement to a Sunday afternoon or Tuesday work break.
Better yet, you can read them in Chinese for an incredibly interesting lear
ning experience—both linguistic and cultural.
With such an engaging …
What’s your favorite color?
Do you love pink, gray or gold?
Colors can reflect personal taste, mood, age and culture.
They tell their own stories and suggest nuances in meaning.
Today, we’re going to make you color-literate in …
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 …
Got any favorite blogs you follow?
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 …
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 …
Ever feel guilty for skipping over to YouTube when you’re supposed to be studying?
Here’s a slacker’s guide to studying with videos.
So, next time someone asks you, “hey, are you slacking off and watching videos on YouTube?” …
There are many surprises in store for you when it comes to learning Chinese.
But this list below may hold the biggest surprise yet…
Thanks to your knowledge of English, you already know Chinese!
Did you know that many …
One of the most practical reasons to learn Chinese is for work and business.
Knowing Chinese as a second language opens new doors of opportunity, and increases your hireability to employers.
This requires a lot of industry-specific vocabulary that’ll soon …
The biggest holiday in Chinese culture is just around the corner.
Get ready to wish friends, family and neighbors a Happy Chinese New Year!
But wait—how do we say it in Chinese?
If you’re looking for classic, new or …
How much do you know about Chinese New Year?
Yes, this celebration is based on the Chinese lunar calendar—so the holiday can fall anywhere from January 21 to February 20 each year.
But moving beyond the basics, there’s a …
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 …
Want to have fun while speaking Chinese?
It’s easy to do. Simply bring Chinese learning along with you when you’re having fun or hanging out.
Language learning is a lifestyle, which means wherever you go and whatever you’re doing, …
You’ve heard it said before, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”
Lucky for us, this notion does not apply to learning Chinese online.
You can totally grab a “free lunch” of Chinese Internet resources on the web!…
Winter got you feeling blue?
When cabin fever strikes, strike back by staying extra cozy and studiously chipping away at your Chinese lessons.
Believe it or not, you can beat the wintertime blues by keeping busy with Chinese vocabulary…
Got plans tonight?
Wish you could watch a movie instead of your usual Chinese practice?
Get the best of both worlds!
Chinese movies can totally help you improve your Chinese.
Let Andy Lau and other movie stars be your …
Summer is a great time to learn Chinese! Want to know why?
It’s the perfect opportunity to learn and use all sorts of Chinese phrases and vocabulary relating to summertime activities, travel and play.
Learn a few things, …
Learning to speak Chinese while staying in my comfiest house clothes for bumming around?
Yes, please. Sign me up for that!
When you don’t have to immediately come face-to-face with a native Chinese speaker, the whole process becomes infinitely …
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…
“Oh my goodness, I can’t believe that happened!”
“Are you serious? Oh man…”
What do you say in Chinese for all those situations when things are extreme?
In this post we’re going to explore seven advanced Chinese grammar formations that …
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 …
Yin and yang.
Peanut butter and jelly.
Mothers and… fathers.
We’ve celebrated our mothers in the spring, but now summer’s here.
It’s time to celebrate the fathers in our lives.
Even the fathers who aren’t related to us—like famous Chinese …