Archive | Chinese Vocab and Grammar

Put yourself on the fast track to learning the ins and outs of Chinese vocab.

The Fun Guide to Chinese Number Slang Online

chinese-number-slang

The Chinese internet is alive and well.

Facebook may be blocked in China, but that doesn’t stop young people from wasting away their lives online just like we do in the West!

The Chinese have developed a whole world …

Comedy Gold: 9 Funny Chinese Phrases to Fill Out Your Mandarin

funny-chinese-phrases

Comedy means a lot to people.

The average adult laughs at least four times a day at something.

And that something usually involves communication and, ultimately, language.

But what’s funny in English may not be quite as funny in …

25+ Adjectives to Describe Any Type of Person in Chinese

chinese-adjectives-to-describe-a-person

You’re pretty, you’re tall, you’re smart, you’re this, you’re that.

Every language has its own extensive list of vocabulary for describing someone, both in terms of personality and appearance.

Learn some of these key terms, and you can greet your …

Without a Doubt, You Should Know These 9 Chinese Question Words

chinese-question-words

There’s a lot to learn about Mandarin Chinese.

You’ll probably resort to taking baby steps.

One little topic at a time, broken down into easy-to-digest tidbits.

And when you start out with learning Chinese, there’s one important …

Get Fluent in Flirting: Chinese Vocab and Dating Etiquette to Know

flirt-in-chinese

A language barrier can be most frustrating when you’re trying to cross it for love.

Or even just for a crush.

Or for that cutie at the other end of the bar.

Flirting is Chinese can be pretty scary—it’s …

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

how-to-order-coffee-in-chinese

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 …

15 Everyday Chinese Phrases That You Need to Know

everyday-chinese-phrases

Have you found yourself staring blankly at a Chinese dictionary full of characters?

Thinking that they make about as much sense as Egyptian hieroglyphics?

Since you’ve started your journey in learning Mandarin Chinese, this has probably happened a time or …