Author Archive | Yuliya Geikhman

How to Use Chinese Punctuation

Chinese text didn’t start using punctuation marks until the 1900s, after it was influenced by Western writing. As a result you’ll probably recognize many of the punctuation marks used in Chinese writing, though they’re not always used in the exact …

17 Best Chinese Anime to Discover Donghua

Chinese anime, also known as donghua, is a perfect fusion of art, culture and storytelling. It may not be as popular as Japanese anime, but the genre has certainly grown in global popularity in recent years. In this guide to …

Say I Miss You in Chinese with 11 Heartfelt Expressions

我想你 is the go-to phrase when you want to tell a native speaker that you miss them. But if you’re looking for something a little less common and a little more poetic, this guide has you covered. Learn a variety …

22 Ways to Say Friend in Chinese for Every Type of Relationship

Beginners in Chinese learn that 朋友 (péng you) is how you say “friend,” but just like in English, there are various ways to describe friendships in Mandarin. Whether you’re referring to your bestie, colleague or anything in between, find out …

8 Best Chinese Flashcard Apps to Quickly Learn New Vocabulary

Learning Chinese with flashcards is a pretty effective method to exercise your Mandarin learning muscle… as long as you use them right. If you’re looking for a simple way to expand your Chinese vocabulary and squeeze your studies in throughout …

23 Best Chinese Learning Tools to Boost Your Mandarin Skills

There’s a certain formula to “formal” learning. You go to class, listen to the lecture, go home. You practice reading, writing, speaking and listening for an hour or so. However, whether you’re in an actual traditional Mandarin class or …