Archive | Chinese Vocab and Grammar

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The Business-ready Guide: How to Write an Email in Chinese


Remember when they said the ol’ email would be obsolete soon?

Remember when everyone thought social media would eat the original communication service of the internet and render it useless?

Yeah, right.

If you’re an online freelancer or someone who …

How to Talk to (or About) Family and Friends in Chinese


Friends. Food. Feelings. Identities. Weather. Family.

Maybe you’re someone who believes labels are too restrictive.

That’s totally understandable and okay.

Lots of labels can be unnecessary and limiting!

But on a practical level, language irrevocably revolves around labeling just about

How to Learn Chinese Grammar: 5 Tips for Excelling at Mandarin


Learning Chinese is super easy, right?

I mean, the only things you really need to know are some words, phrases and speaking tones to get by… right?

Maybe this basic knowledge can get you by during a weekend stay …

How Do Plurals Work in Chinese? The Simple 3-step Guide


What do you mean, no plurals?!

You may’ve heard that in Chinese, nouns are the same in both singular and plural forms.

You can’t just tack on an -s, like we do in English.

So how will you …

Take a Sick Day: Over 50 Chinese Medical Terms for Anything That Ails You


A hospital’s a scary place.

It’s even worse when you don’t speak the language.

If you live in a Chinese-speaking place, you may experience some extra dread whenever you go to a doctor or need to make an emergency …

Learn the Trickiest Chinese Vowel Sounds to Make Your Mandarin Vroom!


If you’re used to understanding difficult concepts the first time around, you’re in luck.

We’ve got one just for you!

Chinese vowels.

But, don’t worry if you’re not that type of person.

If understanding Mandarin Chinese vowels doesn’t come easily …

Chinese Prepositions: 21 Important Little Words and How to Use Them


Whether it’s an action or a moment, the small things matter.

But you know that already.

You’ve worked hard for every little bit of Chinese you know at this point.

You should definitely be proud of yourself!

And as we …