Archive | Chinese Vocab and Grammar

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

Mind Your Mandarin Manners: 6 Different Ways to Say Thank You in Chinese


Think of a time where you were really grateful for something.

Did a beloved friend give you a really heartfelt gift?

Has a coworker covered your shift on a Saturday?

Chances are you can definitely think of a time …

Merry Christmas and More! 5 Warm Chinese Christmas Greetings


The smell of the holidays is in the air, whether you’re ready for it or not!

People are decorating for Christmas, prepping for cozy parties and preparing gifts for the ones they love.

And not just in the United States …

How to Say No in Chinese: Denying, Declining, Rejecting and Denouncing


How many ways can you say, “no”?

Let’s see. You could say, “I’m all right, thanks,” “I’d rather not” and “that’s wrong.”

There are also the colloquial variations, such as “nah” and “nope,” and some indirect forms like “we’ll …

The Fun Guide to Chinese Number Slang Online


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 …

Do Yourself a Favor and Learn These 9 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 …

Give Compliments or Dish Dirt: 25+ Adjectives to Describe a Person in Chinese


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 …

Burning Questions: 9 Mandarin Chinese Question Words You've Got to Know


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 …